Smoke, spies and lies: Should you throw away your e-cigarette?

Joan van Dyk

South Africa’s top public health experts sat down to discuss the safety of e-cigarettes. The verdict? Stay away.


SA just endorsed a draft resolution that could bring Big Pharma to its knees

Joan van Dyk

Presented this week at the World Health Assembly, the document could usher in a new era in affordable healthcare. Here's why we need it.


Seven things that will make you think twice about the cost of medicine

Joan van Dyk

Life-saving medicines are out of reach for many patients but a World Health Organisation meeting held in Johannesburg this week could change that.


Meet the man behind the search for his child who died on #Bosasa’s watch

Joan van Dyk

When this toddler died at Leratong Hospital, his body disappeared. Here’s what happened when his parents went back there more than a decade later.


Undercover researchers went into doctors' rooms. You won't believe what they found.

Joan van Dyk

New research may finally tell us why SA is always among the first to sound the alarm over drug-resistant strains.


Bosasa to dead toddler's family: If you want answers, you'll have to PAIA us

Joan van Dyk

About 15 years after their son died while illegally detained at a deportation centre outside Johannesburg, this family still hasn't found his grave.


This popular birth control shot is out of stock for the second year running. Read why

Joan van Dyk

Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages.


He would ransom the pills for something more precious than profit: His wife’s life

Joan van Dyk

When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.


Cost of corruption – How a toddler  died at Bosasa’s detention centre

Joan van Dyk

Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price.


'I didn’t think it was necessary to use condoms because I was only 15.'

Joan van Dyk

This province reported skyrocketing rates of teen pregnancy but behind the figures lies a story about sex, knowledge and data.