Nelisiwe Msomi

Nelisiwe Msomi is a Junior journalist at Bhekisisa. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Johannesburg. Previously, Msomi was a volunteer member of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s media team and started off her career as an intern at Bhekisisa.She has an interest in how government policies affect the ordinary person walking on Johannesburg’s Nelson Mandela Bridge and hopes to one day find a solution to long 6am clinic queues."I have always seen journalism as a means of making the world a better place. Being part of Bhekisisa allows me to do just that, especially through the practice of solution based journalism. I believe that the work we do as journalist paves the path for better service delivery in our continent", she says.


North West: Health facilities close, families told to collect bedridden patients

Nelisiwe Msomi

Why Supra Mahumapelo may hold his fate and that of his province in his hands.


State capture strikes again? Why 95% of medicines are missing at North West clinics

Nelisiwe Msomi

Striking workers say a go-slow at the province's central depot will continue until their demands are met.


Slice of Life: 'I shared my abortion experience on Facebook and it went viral'

Nelisiwe Msomi

A horrifying experience at an illegal abortion provider led Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile to use social media to help women access safe abortion services


#LifeEsidimeni judge: 'Government violated the Constitution'

Mia Malan, Nelisiwe Msomi

The arbitration ruling specifies that both Constitutional and general damages have to be paid.


#LifeEsidimeni: What will the Gauteng government be forced to pay?

The families of the nearly 150 mental health patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy will know today how much they will be compensated.


The real reason why Gauteng doesn't want to pay up for #LifeEsidimeni

Nelisiwe Msomi

‘Families should be compensated for trauma, but not for what the deceased went through’, says state advocate.


Can government employees kiss those above-inflation increases goodbye?

Nelisiwe Msomi

Picketing doctors and nurses in Limpopo could be just a taste of what's to come as unions and government prepare to head to the bargaining table.


No money for #LifeEsidimeni, but millions for consultants

​Qedani Mahlangu’s department paid almost R60-million to the law firm that would later represent her in the run-up to arbitration.


#LifeEsidimeni: Five of the most unbelievable things Qedani Mahlangu said

Nelisiwe Msomi

Did the former MEC move from playing the blame game to playing the victim?


#LifeEsidimeni: Did Qedani Mahlangu send patients to their deaths for political gain?

Nelisiwe Msomi, Adri Kotze

The former Gauteng Health MEC is expected to take the stand on Monday when she will finally face irate families who are tired of waiting for answers.