Nelisiwe Msomi

Nelisiwe Msomi is a Junior journalist at Bhekisisa. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Johannesburg. Previously, Msomi was a volunteer member of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s media team and started off her career as an intern at Bhekisisa.She has an interest in how government policies affect the ordinary person walking on Johannesburg’s Nelson Mandela Bridge and hopes to one day find a solution to long 6 am clinic queues."I have always seen journalism as a means of making the world a better place. Being part of Bhekisisa allows me to do just that, especially through the practice of solution based journalism. I believe that the work we do as journalist paves the path for better service delivery in our continent," she says.


Acid attacks: ‘I didn’t have the money to buy justice, but I had brains to go on'

In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.


Almost three out of four specialist medical posts are vacant in this province

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And about half of its ambulances are standing idle.


Could this protect hundreds of children from being raped?

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Life Orientation 2.0? Why it may be time for a new take on an old subject.


'I told Mahlangu, you must leave the country, go into exile for two years.'

In Life Esidimeni, we can see the ghosts of our past. Read why.


Supra Mahumapelo's legacy? Closed clinics, drug shortages and millions in debt

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Unpaid security firms pull guards out of facilities.


How many doctors and nurses will lose their licenses over #LifeEsidimeni?

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The nation's nursing body says one official has been hauled before it.


Gauteng health department unable to trace 20 #LifeEsidimeni patients

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Three years later, almost a dozen patients are still missing.


Why rape counselling needs to hit the road and other ways to make services better

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When people can't get to healthcare, healthcare needs get to them.


Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?

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"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”


North West: The closest working hospital may be more than 200 km away for some now

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Provincial health department has been put under administration as ministerial task team is deployed to the province.