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
The loss of one of SA’s most longstanding HIV activists comes when politics and dwindling resources are pitting stalwarts against each other.
Decriminalising sex work could help avert almost half of all new HIV infections globally among workers and clients in the next 10 years.
Crime stats released in 2015 reported a drop in rape cases, but experts say this is because fewer people are bothering to report rapes to the police.
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.