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.


Slice of Life: 'She made a joke out of my friend's death'

Nelisiwe Msomi

When Mark died, emergency services left his body on the pavement in central Pretoria for hours.


Is there a formula for academic success?

Nelisiwe Msomi

Studies show the odds are stacked against learners from poorer backgrounds, so why do some succeed where others fail?


No fetus scan, no abortion. Really?

Nelisiwe Msomi

A draft bill is likely to virtually remove women’s access to safe abortions.


Have provinces really paid outstanding billions to laboratory services?

Nelisiwe Msomi

The national health department says provinces have paid up but the head of lab services denies this.


Who will pay the price for the latest national laboratory strike?

Nelisiwe Msomi

The second industrial action in as many years is likely to stretch into its second week.


National laboratory workers strike after negotiations stall, provinces fail to pay

Nelisiwe Msomi

The nationwide industrial action is expected to last at least until Friday and could affect patients living with conditions such as cancer and HIV.


Unions, laboratory services to hold last-minute negotiations ahead of strike

Nelisiwe Msomi

Unions say they will not accept anything less than 7.3% wage increases.


Should everyone be getting the HIV prevention pill as part of this new study?

Nelisiwe Msomi

Only some study participants have access to the tablet that can cut the risk of HIV infection by more than 90%.


New Gauteng programme allows drug users to swap illegal highs for safer alternatives

Nelisiwe Msomi

The Tshwane initiative could help reduce drug use, drug-related crime and new HIV infections


New research shows rising support for gay marriage ban

Nelisiwe Msomi

A new report finds that 90% of Nigerians surveyed support a controversial Act that now also stands between LGBTI communities and healthcare