Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.
In Kivalo, where cyclones, overfishing and rising seas threaten livelihoods, beekeeping offers an unlikely alternative to fishing.
Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa was clear: COVID-19 funds have been stolen and misused, food parcels have been diverted from households in need and...
The continent’s largest film industry has been getting mental health all wrong with dangerous consequences. Now, that’s changing.
This database shows you where you can find safe family planning services near you. It’s verified two to four times a year by a dedicated team of data capturers and ‘secret shopper’ callers.
There’s less demand for human ivermectin in South Africa when the country is in between COVID waves. But nobody is tracking how many people may be using the animal formulation.
South Africa is pumping more money into female condom distribution. We look at what's on the market and what's to come for the femidom.
Bontle Mabe turned to a loan shark to fund her abortion after she was turned away for five days in a row at her local clinic.
Driven by a more infectious new COVID variant, the second wave of South Africa’s coronavirus pandemic has seen considerably more infections than the first wave. This meant health workers have had to deal with more hospitalisations and deaths — and pressure. Bhekisisa visited George Mukhari Academic Hospital north of Tshwane to document the second wave realities experienced by doctors and nurses.
When kids at risk of suicide can talk to trained friends & family, they're seven times less likely to die, says one of the...
Take a look at life after war for the women abducted by Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony.
Women said they couldn't afford to boil water and cook, so a local inventor rolled up his sleeves.
About 15 years after their son died while illegally detained at a deportation centre outside Johannesburg, this family still hasn't found his grave.
Abortion services only got a national “how to” document for doctors 23 years after termination of pregnancy was legalised in South Africa. And while the new rules go a long way to remove barriers to ending a pregnancy, non-profits say crucial information such as a simple list of telephone numbers is still lacking.
Long before red flags were raised, this family fell victim to listeriosis. And this week, tragedy has struck again.
Blood donations are scant in South Sudan as the process is frowned upon and treated with suspicion by locals.