‘Where the governments see statistics, I see the faces of my...

Yvette Raphael describes herself as a ‘professional protester, sjambok feminist and hater of trash’. Government officials would likely refer to her as ‘a rebel’. She’s fought for equality her entire life, she says. And she’s scared of no one.

Madness in the method: Why government’s GBV ‘hot spots’ are...

The police recently announced 30 gender-based violence hot spots to which additional resources will be directed to address violence against women. But the methods they used to identify these areas are flawed —and the hot spots might be elsewhere.

The SHINE trial – hope for shorter, kinder TB treatment for...

Preliminary findings from the SHINE trial for children with non-severe TB have been released. What do the results mean for young...

[WATCH] HIV and mental health: The impact of lifelong medication, stigma...

In this webinar, we bring you the experiences of three people with HIV who have worked their way through stigma, the side-effects of antiretroviral treatment and living with a chronic condition.

Young or old: Who should get a COVID-19 jab first?

Mathematicians are exploring models to figure out how COVID vaccines should be distributed to have the biggest impact. Should they give...

‘We fight over water’: Go inside this Mpumalanga community’s ongoing struggle...

Residents of Masakhane in eMalahleni have never had running water. Instead they have to use buckets and wheelbarrows to carry water from one of the 33 JoJo tanks in the area. But these tanks are not filled regularly, leaving community members to wonder when they’ll next have access to this basic service.

The world’s arms race against superbugs

It’s been almost 40 years since a new class of antibiotics was discovered. Do governments need to incentivise drug companies differently...

‘This could be a game changer’: What you need to know...

Finally, a better HIV prevention choice for women. Here’s what we know about cabotegravir and what we don’t.

Politics and trust: Why Biden’s fightback against Trump’s vaccine misinformation will...

America’s president-elect, Joe Biden, has a herculean task ahead of him: He will have to repair the harm done by his predecessor’s perceived political interference with the registration of COVID-19 vaccines. That’s easier said than done. How well he confronts this battle will influence how willing his compatriots — and also some South Africans — are to take the shots. Here’s why.

Cold truth: South Africa won’t be able to store these COVID...

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine into the country is one thing, but making sure the jab gets to people who need it – and is effective once they get it – is a feat for which South Africa is ill-equipped, experts say.