#LifeEsidimeni judge: 'Government violated the Constitution'

Mia Malan, Nelisiwe Msomi

The arbitration ruling specifies that both Constitutional and general damages have to be paid.

#Listeriosis: An evil mastermind? Track the thoughts of a killer

Joan van Dyk

We trace the last moments before the source of this potent bacterium was discovered.

Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony

Joan van Dyk, Mia Malan

The health department will tell you what you should be binning and how to do it safely without causing another public health nightmare.

13 things that will change the way you look at abortion

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Everyone’s got an opinion on it but can we say the same about the facts?

The Ronald McDonald socks aside...How serious is Cyril about South Africans' health?

Bhekisisa Reporters

The new commander-in-chief has made promises, but how likely is he to deliver?

#Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba didn’t cut state subsidies for private medical aid members outright but your pocket may still feel the pinch

#LifeEsidimeni: Motsoaledi and Makhura could be forced to pay up from their pockets

Joan van Dyk

Those who oversaw the removal of mental health patients could face the full wrath of the law as could those standing by as KZN's cancer care fails.

Here are 12 things we've learned from five years of donor-funded journalism

Mia Malan

Work at a non-profit media house? Then you know your job is not just reporting anymore.

The real reason why Gauteng doesn't want to pay up for #LifeEsidimeni

Nelisiwe Msomi

‘Families should be compensated for trauma, but not for what the deceased went through’, says state advocate.

Can government employees kiss those above-inflation increases goodbye?

Nelisiwe Msomi

Picketing doctors and nurses in Limpopo could be just a taste of what's to come as unions and government prepare to head to the bargaining table.

Is Nigeria really home to almost one in four of the world's malaria cases?

Allwell Okpi

International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world’s malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark?

Scientists confirm what women always knew: Men really are the weaker sex

Kate Hodal

In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers

'For goodness sake, if that's how things are run … God help us all'

Bhekisisa Reporters

Gauteng Premier David Makhura claims he didn't know #LifeEsidimeni patients would be transferred to the care of NGOs. Perhaps he just didn't listen.

No money for #LifeEsidimeni, but millions for consultants

​Qedani Mahlangu’s department paid almost R60-million to the law firm that would later represent her in the run-up to arbitration.

#LifeEsidimeni: Five of the most unbelievable things Qedani Mahlangu said

Nelisiwe Msomi

Did the former MEC move from playing the blame game to playing the victim?

#LifeEsidimeni: Qedani Mahlangu's ego and the death of 143 patients

Bhekisisa Reporters

The former Health MEC claims her subordinates withheld information from her. But she’s being accused 
of misleading the legislature.

#LifeEsidimeni: Did Mahlangu keep David Makhura in the dark?

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Mahlangu didn't know many of the details of the doomed mental health project but says she deserves the credit for instituting the ombud investigation.

Did government waste R127-million on a condom no one wanted?

Tian Johnson

Activists warn new data shows government may have invested millions into the wrong female condom and may be on the verge of doing it again.

#LifeEsidimeni: What Qedani Mahlangu’s testimony may mean for David Makhura

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Accusations fly as the embattled former health MEC finally testifies at the ongoing arbitration hearings.

#LifeEsidimeni: Did Qedani Mahlangu send patients to their deaths for political gain?

Nelisiwe Msomi, Adri Kotze

The former Gauteng Health MEC is expected to take the stand on Monday when she will finally face irate families who are tired of waiting for answers.

Forced abortions: A new frontier in the war on women's bodies?

Pontsho Pilane

Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure.

Listeria outbreak: Why your back-to-school lunch box staples may be dangerous

Joan van Dyk

Worried your child could be at risk of contracting the bug as they head back to school? You might have to leave polony off the menu.

'Now people call me a killer': Abducted at nine to be a girl soldier

Samuel Okiror

Take a look at life after war for the women abducted by Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony.

Is the rumour mill standing between you and better birth control? Find out.

Nelisiwe Msomi

This implant offers all the protection from unwanted pregnancies with almost none of the clinic visits. So why did many say, ‘thanks, but no thanks’?

ANC looks to axe medical aid tax credits, expand National Health Insurance

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

The ruling party says it’s time to get serious about funding and rolling out South Africa's universal access to healthcare plan.

Ace Magashule’s wild Free State: Activists faced intimidation, whistle-blowers fled

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Death threats and intimidation drove one man to leave the country after exposing crumbling conditions within the province’s health system.

Deadly waiting game: Cancer crisis fuels demand for end-of-life care

Joan van Dyk

Health workers brace for an increased need for palliative care as waiting lists grow.

What free education could cost us

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Saturday’s surprise announcement could be the latest blow to the country’s bid for better healthcare.

Children illegally detained under Bosasa's watch at Lindela as healthcare crumbles

Joan van Dyk

New accusations beg the question, who is watching the watchers?

Abortion: Government to get tougher on doctors with moral objections

Yogan Pillay

Draft guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose.