Freelance opportunitiesBhekisisa is growing. We are currently looking for African journalists based in West, East, Central and North Africa. If you are a journalist working in these regions with experience in writing features, we welcome you to pitch story ideas to Bhekisisa. Please send the following to [email protected]
Fellowships and internshipsWhen funding is available, Bhekisisa hosts reporters from other media houses for three-month long health journalism fellowships. During these fellowships, fellows are mentored when writing health stories and the Mail & Guardian publishes their work. Most of these fellowships have been funded by the German government. Between January 2013 and December 2014, we hosted fellows from South African and Southern African media houses. You can read more about our fellows on the Contributors page.
The centre also offers several one-month long internships for final year journalism students from South African universities when resources allow. Interns will be hosted during university holidays and be mentored with producing health stories.
We are not currently offering fellowships or internships. This page will be updated as soon as new opportunities open up.
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.