Mia Malan

Mia Malan is the Mail & Guardian’s award-winning health editor and the founding director of the newspaper’s health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. She heads up a team of fifteen permanent and freelance staff members. She loves drama, good wine and strong coffee, not necessarily in that order.


Rape and (in)justice: 340 guilty verdicts from 3952 cases

Mia Malan

A new study shows the dreadful reality of how the criminal justice system is failing victims of this 'priority crime' in SA.


‘Manana will at best get a suspended sentence or a fine’

Mia Malan

Fikile Mbabalula, Bathabile Dlamini, Mduduzi Manana. They all served in same cabinet - where 
two ends of a 
vicious circle meet.


[EXCLUSIVE] If you were raped, here are your chances of finding justice

Mia Malan

New, never before conducted research reveals the road rape survivors and police walk to justice denied.


Nine factors that make a man more likely to rape or beat a woman

Mia Malan

Men who abuse women have often been victims of maltreatment themselves resulting to the intergenerational cycling of abuse.


How to defy Zuma - and survive to tell the tale

Mia Malan

Analysts say this minister's strong SACP connections and ANC support ensure he’s ‘too powerful politically’ for the president to fire.


Is 'all-in-one healthcare' a dream?

Mia Malan

Is getting all you need from one health team far fetched? Actually not. It's one field where the public health system beats the private one.


How much sugar do you drink?

Mia Malan

Half a litre of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar – almost the entire recommended daily sugar allowance. But fruit juice is as bad.


#SONA2017: Mbete refuses moment of silence for 94 dead mental health patients

Mia Malan

Key players say the culture of government created by Jacob Zuma allowed the deaths of 94 health patients.


Health MEC quits as patient death tally almost triples

Mia Malan

Almost 100 Gauteng mental health patients died after MEC Qedani Mahlangu's disastrous decision, the health ombud has found.


[From our archives] 'I saw the world through the blurry lens of an oxygen tent'

Mia Malan

With the severe effects of the habit on the unborn child now widely known, why do pregnant mothers refuse to give up?