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.


[EXCLUSIVE] Less than one in 10 rape accused are ever convicted

Mia Malan

Just 340 guilty verdicts from 3952 cases: a new study shows the dreadful reality of how the system is failing victims of this 'priority crime'.


A slow burn: How violence and trauma meet in a single, deadly circle

Mia Malan

In South Africa, 
two ends of a single, 
vicious circle meet: trauma and violence


[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.


Are abused boys more likely to become violent men?

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?