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.


#LifeEsidimeni: Head of NGO tied to 23 deaths was unqualified, unlicensed

Nelisiwe Msomi

Owner of Pretoria organisation Precious Angels breaks down and dodges queries amid questions surrounding deaths.


#LifeEsidimeni: Former Gauteng Health MEC Mahlangu visited deadly Cullinan NGOs

Social worker says mental health patients' lives could have been saved if senior officials visited facilities. Bhekisisa has evidence they did.


Limpopo HIV testing kit shortage may put rape survivors at risk

Nelisiwe Msomi

Health department admits HIV testing kits ran low, but says kits were reshuffled between facilities and provinces to avoid stock-outs.


'I would buy the HIV home test because it's easier than being disrespected by nurses'

Nelisiwe Msomi, Pontsho Pilane

South Africa is one of about three dozen countries that supports HIV self-testing, but will it catch on? Here's what people who live here had to say.


Wonder where SA's medically circumcised men are? Now there's a map for that

Nelisiwe Msomi

When new technology and an old tradition meet, they could help avert more than a million new HIV infections.


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.