A national policy on sexual assault has been in draft form for years. Now, the country now has the chance to put survivors of sexual violence first.
Primary healthcare barely exists outside our urban centres, and apartheid-ordained inequality is stark.
The state’s proposed certificate of need will not address inequities in rural healthcare.
What, if anything, does the private healthcare sector have to offer the rural poor?
Rural areas have always been at the bottom of the list when it comes to healthcare and expenditure.
It’s time to stop treating sexual violence as just coincidental to HIV infections
Comment: Too much stick, not enough carrot
Comment: Take care over the next hill
Economic policy: The poor still lose
Care is cast aside beyond the city limits
Science could be closer to unravelling the riddle of menstruation-related mood disorders
A little extra money in young women's homes can go a long way towards protecting them from HIV infection. So can a little bit of concern.
Ebola tore into the fabric of family life, and the relationships that bind them. These are two similar stories, with very different endings.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.