Mia Malan

Mia Malan is the Mail & Guardian’s health editor and the director of the newspaper’s health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. She heads up a team of seven Johannesburg-based reporters and 10 correspondents in African countries other than South Africa. She loves drama, good wine and strong coffee, not necessarily in that order.


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?


[From our archives] The boys who lost their manhood

Mia Malan

At least 12 boys have died this month in botched traditional circumcisions. We look at what happens when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.


HIV stigma: 'The fear of being blamed for being different is too much to face'

Mia Malan

Aids is a mirror that reflects how we think about society. It exposes our prejudices and our lack of ability to embrace diversity.


What will it take to end Aids by 2030?

Mia Malan

Scientific advances mean nothing if people are too ashamed and feel too judged to seek them out.


STUDY: 56% of surveyed Diepsloot men have raped or beaten a woman in the past year

Mia Malan

Rape and physical abuse rates more than double those reported in national studies have been recorded in Diepsloot in northern Johannesburg