From Amsterdam’s glittering canals to Durban’s dark streets, take a look at how the world legislates sex — and why it matters.
Common cough, flu and pain medicines can be addictive. Codeine addiction is an increasingly well-known problem in South Africa.
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
You can’t visit family members with COVID-19 in hospital. So how do you find out how they’re doing? Mia Malan from the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism documented one woman’s story.
Read an excerpt from the award-winning story that kick-started a campaign to link survivors of rape and gender-based violence to care.
Thousands of children are abused by someone close to them but are unable to report it, because they’re either too scared or don’t realise they’re being abused. Here’s how training teachers to provide proper sex education can help them.
Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.
Some of your favourite comfort food could be concealing a killer.
Thanks to a pioneering project survivors and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide now live side by side in 'reconciliation villages'.
Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.
Early screening for cervical cancer can be a lifesaver but are nonprofit organisations enough to fill the gap in KZN's crumbling system?
Taps in capital city of Maputo being turned off every other day as climate change exacerbates southern African drought
The substance is critical in pregnancy and in the development of children; a lack of it has dire consequences.
Zimbabwe’s tight abortion laws aren’t curbing demand, they’re driving them underground — and it’s about to get worse.
Traditional and Western healers team up to treat patients with HIV and tuberculosis because many people consult more than one health system.
Each year, millions will be bitten by venomous snakes and for many, antivenom will remain painfully out of reach. Discovering why is a tale...