Bhekisisa fellows receive intensive mentoring with regards to health reporting for three months at the M&G's health desk, and then return to their home publications to apply their new skills. The objective of the fellowships is to contribute towards increasing the quality of health journalism on the continent.
We are not currently hosting fellows. This page will be updated as soon funding becomes available for new fellowships.
Bhekisisa will be offering one-month-long internships to final year journalism students this year. A full announcement and call for applications will be published in April.
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Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.