South Africa is now home to more than 90 trained medical mediators, but there’s not much work to go around - yet.
More than three decades ago, HIV activists fought against mandatory testing. Now an old battle is finding new life.
Fikile Mbabalula, Bathabile Dlamini, Mduduzi Manana. Until Saturday, they all served in same cabinet - where
two ends of a
vicious circle meet.
In 2016, 60% of women of 15 years or older living with HIV were on treatment. Less than half their male peers could say the same.
It's not right that only black voices in health stories are those patients. Black medical researchers must also be heard in the media space.
Human rights and access to healthcare remain paramount in the country's response.
Sex workers in the country want their profession to be decriminalised so that they can access health services without being discriminated against.
Those most at risk of HIV are still fighting to be heard. But there's a lot we can learn from the fight against HIV.
The only solution to problems created by the "prostitution industry" is to end it, argue opponents as we kick off a two-part debate.
Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences
Drugs have destroyed many lives, but wrongheaded governmental policies have destroyed many more, argue experts.
Why would humanitarian workers support the call to decriminalize sex work? Sometimes bombs, floods aren't the only threats to our patients.
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.
Aids has taught South Africans why denialism can't be tolerated – whether it comes from Thabo Mbeki or Helen Zille.
Werksmans Attorneys' Neil Kirby hits back at claims that unscrupulous lawyers are driving doctors out of business.
HIV activist Mark Heywood tells Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan the president and health minister are direct opposites.
In a new book, Mark Heywood reflects on love, justice and haunting lessons from the past.
Could the legal profession be behind the droves of gynaecologists leaving their jobs?
What if we thought of suicide as the outcome of a terminal illness instead of the outcome of an action?
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.
The country's strongest HIV lobby group won't back South Africa's HIV and TB plan just yet. Here are their demands.
Journalism does not begin or end with free speech, we have an ethical obligation not to give platform for abhorrent views in the name of free speech.
New drug combinations tested in the country may be a lifeline to those with TB most unlikely to survive it.
Female activists face persecution largely because their existence is an affront to the patriarchal nature of societies.
Without accurate data, maginalised groups risk being left behind - again.
Every dollar spent on vaccines brings a 16-fold return on investment — and up to $44 for every dollar if broader benefits are taken into account.
The most important people in mining will not be among the movers and shakers at the high-profile event this week.
The global body heeds calls by SA health minister Aaron Motsoaledi for high-level meeting on age-old killer.
The province is providing free sanitary pads to learners, so what's stopping a national roll-out?
In SA, HIV infection is no longer a death sentence but in countries like the Democratic Republic Congo, it's as if treatment never happened.
In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.
Science is learning more about your vagina. So should you.
Finally capping its own medics, the country must now retain them and coax them into rural areas.
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.