'They made me feel like a murderer': Stigma endangers women seeking legal abortions

Joan van Dyk

Bontle Mabe turned to a loan shark to fund her abortion after she was turned away for five days in a row at her local clinic.


When there was no list of free abortion clinics, we made our own. Here's how.

Joan van Dyk

How we found the country's 'missing' abortion providers – mapped contraception services too.


Cancer treatment waiting times in KZN increase by almost 30% as services stall

Joan van Dyk

Cancer patients are waiting up to nine months for treatment, says the South African Human Rights Commission.


New medical school slated for Eastern Cape

Joan van Dyk

Another school could be on the cards for the North West province as well.


SA gears up to grow medical marijuana

Joan van Dyk

The country may soon begin growing medical marijuana but it will have to meet national guidelines to crack the legal market.


KZN cancer patients sent home with panados as treatment waiting lists grow

Joan van Dyk

State cancer patients have nowhere to turn, even if their cancer is treatable.


'My mom was too scared to check what was wrong. In the end, doctors removed her womb'

Joan van Dyk

Early screening for cervical cancer can be a lifesaver but are nonprofit organisations enough to fill the gap in KZN's crumbling system?


Deadly waiting game: Cancer crisis fuels demand for end-of-life care

Joan van Dyk

Health workers brace for an increased need for palliative care as waiting lists grow.


Medical aids may know their fate by 2020 under the National Health Insurance

Joan van Dyk

Government and medical aids may be uncomfortable but necessary bedfellows.


Syndicates and devious health professionals may target National Health Insurance

Joan van Dyk

Criminal networks are targeting your medical aid rands but could you be part of the problem too?