The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism is based at the Mail & Guardian newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa. We offer solutions-based reporting and opinion on health issues in Africa.
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In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.
As the death toll rises, we look at the people, the policies and the politicians at the centre of this national tragedy.
Finally capping its own medics, the country must now retain them and coax them into rural areas.
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.