Does sex work legislation have an impact on violence and the spread of HIV? We follow two women who operate in opposite worlds to find out.
There are no visiting hours for COVID-19 patients. Instead, there’s anxiety, fear, stigma and potential grief. But there’s also — at least some — resilience.
Are social media algorithms designed to prey the mental health of women and people of colour?
Take a look back at the barriers survivors of gender-based violence faced in the stricter levels of South Africa's coronavirus lockdown. Back then, shelters...
In a country where pipes can stop short of reaching home, cheap sachets of water sold on the street could be an unlikely solution, but at what cost?
South Africa is rushing to roll out its first national gender-based violence action plan. But as bureaucracy and the coronavirus pandemic stall progress, violence against women continues unabated. And the hot spots that will receive extra resources, it seems, have been wrongly identified.
Refugees can flee their countries, but they can't escape the trauma of war.
Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?
The substances that cause cancer leave their fingerprints behind. Now, the world may be closer than ever to unravelling the clues hidden in our DNA.
Botched births and infections can leave many babies with a life-long inheritance: Cerebral palsy. Many will be dependent on caregivers for their entire lives,...
Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price.
Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies?
The pandemic’s impact is long-term: the UN warns that it could lead to 13 million more child marriages over a decade.
Follow the country's health minister's journey from trainee doctor to his current role leading the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in this feature from...
Thousands of women are lured from Nigeria to Italy annually by the promise of a new life, only to find themselves trapped in the sex trade.
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.