Nelisiwe Msomi

Nelisiwe Msomi is a 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.


Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety

Nelisiwe Msomi

Health workers in the province demand security cameras and personal panic buttons at hospitals because of crime and attacks on nurses and doctors.


Bathabile Dlamini & the case of SA's disappearing rape crisis services

Nelisiwe Msomi

Under Dlamini's time as minister of social development, centres lost funding for counselling services. Now, no one can say what the future holds.


How did an otherwise healthy man with a broken leg end up dead in a hospital ceiling?

Nelisiwe Msomi

The bizarre case from Durban is at least the second such case nationally in the last three years.


Whatever happened to the doctors & nurses involved in the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy?

Nelisiwe Msomi

These health workers presided over one of the deadliest tragedies since the dawn of democracy. Find out why they can still practice.


How to get South Africans to buy into the next big thing in medicine

Nelisiwe Msomi

These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.


Virtual reality and SA's quest for happier nurses

Nelisiwe Msomi

South Africa's public health nurses are infamous for having bad attitudes. Could a pair of goggles help them change their ways?


One she called the 'minister of love'. The other? He was the 'minister of finance'.

Nelisiwe Msomi

Since the country’s rollout, less than a quarter of people who’ve started taking the HIV prevention pill are young women — despite high HIV rates.


Gauteng health department misses deadline to pay junior doctors

Nelisiwe Msomi

With no money for petrol, many doctors have applied for authorised special leave. But some hospitals have warned there will be consequences.


Unemployed doctors: Why medical schools face a tough choice

Nelisiwe Msomi

It’s the age of austerity and it’s bad news for doctors, nurses and patients alike — unless the state can do more with less.


Graphic of the day: Where are South Africa's ambulances?

Nelisiwe Msomi

Think that emergency care is just a call away? You might want to think again.