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
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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
Life-saving HIV drugs were allegedly diverted from Africa's public health system to sell in Europe.
Gauteng health MEC says it wasn't her responsibility to visit nongovernmental organisations prior to transferring state patients into their care.
The size of South Africa's super-sized sweet tooth may be over-stated
Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu breaks her silence over the department's deadly decision to transfer psychiatric patients.
As the country’s landmark euthanasia case heads to the appeal court, lawyers argue that keeping the practice illegal could violate the Bill of Rights
Most of the country’s medical schools say final-year medical students will write exams
Activists fear regulatory delays will come too late for many people who need delamanid and will also stall its release in neighbouring countries.
Bhekisisa staff scoop regional awards aimed at recognising feature writing and burgeoning young talent within the field
Mothers battling depression may need help forming the early crucial bonds that will affect children's relationships throughout their lives.
It's not yet known why prostate cancer affects black men worse than their white counterparts, but if you're a black man over 40, get yourself checked.
Police often use tear gas as a method of crowd control. Here are some tips to keep safe when those tear gas canisters start flying.
Malan won for her long-form piece, “Diepsloot: Where men think it’s their right to rape.”
More than 200 newly qualified doctors may be left with worthless degrees if provinces can't raise funds for internship positions
South Africa is one of just 23 countries globally that supports HIV self-testing. Find out how to take an HIV test at home.
Blood donations are scant in South Sudan as the process is frowned upon and treated with suspicion by locals.
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.