Gauteng health department hopes to avoid legal battle as more bodies are discovered.
Patients were no longer infectious after just two months of treatment — faster than almost all drugs ever recorded.
Outreach workers say the practice making headlines isn’t as widespread as it’s been made out to be as they rush to prevent more from trying it.
Malnutrition contributes to almost half of all child deaths globally but receives 1% of foreign aid.
In some provinces, safe, free abortions may only be provided at about 260 public facilities.
Key players say the culture of government created by Jacob Zuma allowed the deaths of 94 health patients.
Much is made of alleged shortages in doctors’ posts but clinical associates rarely gets a mention, says professional association.
The health ombudsman has found 94 mental health patients died because of state negligence. Laura Lopez Gonzalez tells Mia Malan what happened.
Almost 100 Gauteng mental health patients died after MEC Qedani Mahlangu's disastrous decision, the health ombud has found.
Campaigners warn the reinstatement of a policy cutting aid to organisations that offer abortion services will devastate family planning.
The health department says the problems with placements are overstated but experts wonder if provincial budgets are coping with rising costs.
The health department calls arrests 'unfortunate' after senior officials spend night trying to get workers out of cells.
Some pharmacists will be doing their community service at private pharmacies amid a shortage of posts.
A new injectable drug could change the face of HIV prevention and the revolution might start right here in South Africa.
Warning, this article contains sensitive details about Father Christmas. Kids, look away.
A new study argues a teacher's health habits could influence pupils'choices.
Nearly 90% of terminations of pregnancies are performed in developing countries.
If it works, the world's latest HIV vaccine candidate may make it to market quicker than we think - and become a routine childhood vaccination
Jane Mahlangu is set to become one of the first 100 people in South Africa to receive an experimental jab that could prevent HIV - and make history
The World Health Organisation hopes take-home tests will increase the number of the people who know their HIV status
Rape and physical abuse rates more than double those reported in national studies have been recorded in Diepsloot in northern Johannesburg
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Bhekisisa is launching a free gender-based violence helpline in Diepsloot
Could do-it-yourself birth control injections take off in South Africa?
Figure out your odds of falling pregnant via in vitro fertilisation with this new online calculator
How undercover police infiltrated a criminal network that spent years hiding behind a curtain of shelf companies, Swiss bank accounts and pseudonyms.
The US remains one of the leading funders of global health but will this change on president-elect Donald Trump’s watch?
Lionel Faull takes us inside the investigation that exposed an ARV-smuggling syndicate that have managed to escape South African justice.
Are you thinking of switching medical aid options? If so, read this first.
Bhekisisa reporter Pontsho Pilane and M&G financial reporter Lisa Steyn nab top prizes at national journalism awards
GPs working in the National Health Insurance’s biggest pilot site say they won't stay because of drug stock-outs, staff shortages and long queues
Not up to the daily dilemma of what to pack your little ones for lunch? Beef up your children’s lunch boxes with these quick tips.
Thousands of women are lured from Nigeria to Italy annually by the promise of a new life, only to find themselves trapped in the sex trade.
As the death toll rises, we look at the people, the policies and the politicians at the centre of this national tragedy.
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.