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.
The loss of one of SA’s most longstanding HIV activists comes when politics and dwindling resources are pitting stalwarts against each other.
Decriminalising sex work could help avert almost half of all new HIV infections globally among workers and clients in the next 10 years.
Crime stats released in 2015 reported a drop in rape cases, but experts say this is because fewer people are bothering to report rapes to the police.
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.