Almost half of Khayelitsha primary school learners have experienced sexual violence

Joan van Dyk

The youngest children are the ones most at risk — and less likely to report it.


'In that moment, it was clear Bongani was destined for great things'

Joan van Dyk

Late UCT Medical School dean Bongani Mayosi pioneered the response to a little known but common heart disease at home and across the continent.


SA slashes new HIV cases by almost half

Joan van Dyk

The country’s investments in HIV treatment and prevention are paying off, leading to huge reductions in new infections


Does South Africa need a Human Rights Commission?

Joan van Dyk

History repeats as old health emergencies emerge anew. Is the health ombud the person to lead fights the Human Rights Commission started?


‘SA health system is not collapsing’ – Motsoaledi

Joan van Dyk

National health department deploys 200 officials to country’s beleaguered hospitals


‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’

Joan van Dyk

Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013.


Durban cuts city's only needle exchange programme

Joan van Dyk

A tale of two cities: Durban ditches drug users while Tshwane becomes the first city in SA to pioneer and fund new ways to keep them safe.


Who killed Ntombizodwa Matthews? Politics, protest & corruption in the North West

A month after she was wheeled out of a North West hospital in a barrow, Ntombizodwa Matthews met her end. Her family blames politics for her death.


Cancer Crisis: Where are South Africa's radiation oncologists? Find out

Joan van Dyk

Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist — or less.


Limpopo: 0. Mpumalanga: 0. That's how many radiation oncologists these provinces have

Joan van Dyk

Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng.