In 2016, Yumna Moosa took to social media to rally young doctors against medicine's culture of bullying. Now, she's not sure she'd do it again.
Civil society organisations warn that these centres could put migrants’ rights and health at risk. Joan van Dyk explains.
Reporters lauded for their work on prison conditions, refugees’ access to health and SA’s road to a sugar tax
Experts warn state health clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks
Parents and staff can no longer keep contraception out of schools in the case of children 12 years and older
Aids has taught South Africans why denialism can't be tolerated – whether it comes from Thabo Mbeki or Helen Zille.
HIV activist Mark Heywood tells Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan the president and health minister are direct opposites.
Werksmans Attorneys' Neil Kirby hits back at claims that unscrupulous lawyers are driving doctors out of business.
How HIV experts may be able to help crack the code and find SA's missing TB patients.
Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.
In a new book, Mark Heywood reflects on love, justice and haunting lessons from the past.
Families say many are still waiting for results of autopsies performed last year.
Older antibiotic staples are no longer moneymakers. But as modern bugs evolve to outwit them, very few new drugs are ready to take their place
Could the legal profession be behind the droves of gynaecologists leaving their jobs?
When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.
The Tshwane initiative could help reduce drug use, drug-related crime and new HIV infections
Analysts say this minister's strong SACP connections and ANC support ensure he’s ‘too powerful politically’ for the president to fire.
A test lawsuit will determine whether the time limit on reporting sexual assault will be lifted.
Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez asks health minister Aaron Motsoaledi five questions about the National Health Insurance (NHI) and your medical aid.
In Diepsloot, Bhekisisa's Vimba! app is helping rape survivors access life-saving care and treatment.
Eight men and women may change the law and pave the way to justice and healing for thousands.
Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection.
Children who experience discrimination may be more at risk of mental and physical ill-health
Experts suggest that banning corporal punishment in the home could lead to a less violent society. Joan van Dyk explains.
What if we thought of suicide as the outcome of a terminal illness instead of the outcome of an action?
More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row.
Moon cups, reusable pads and period panties are all alternatives to disposable pads and tampons, but they may not work for everyone.
Is getting all you need from one health team far fetched? Actually not. It's one field where the public health system beats the private one.
Reporter Pontsho Pilane has been recognised for her reporting on menstruation.
New research reveals complex relationships between harsh parenting and violence later in life for children.
Experts warn that the country’s overburdened asylum system could leave people trapped at ‘processing centres’ for years
Some pharmacists will be doing their community service at private pharmacies amid a shortage of posts.
Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
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.