Europe tried putting clearer labels on food to get people eating healthier. But the same approach won’t work in South Africa. Here’s how to get people away from processed food and find healthier, affordable alternatives.
South Africa’s Constitution makes food a human right, but 11% of the country’s people are hungry. Here’s why.
In the developed world up to 5% of patients with chronic kidney disease are children. But statistics are harder to come by in the developing world.
The country's NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament today. You can find it here.
Claim: 49% of men and 34.1% of women in South Africa smoke tobacco. Is this true? Africa Check investigates.
Two drugs to treat COVID-19 have recently become available. These aren’t substitutes for a vaccine, but they could help at-risk people from developing severe disease. Here’s what you need to know about the new pills on offer.
The social networking site is responding to the growing number of cries for help on its pages by including tips and links for users in distress.
Why the World Bank may have peddled some dodgy facts about this mental health condition.
Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? A dubious advertisement recently advocated.
Travel firms adopt wait-and-see approach as government seeks to entice visitors with safaris, Nile rafting and climbing trips. When Carsten Lillelund Pedersen visited South Sudan in November...
International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world’s malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark?
On Monday, world leaders will sign a UN declaration that could have committed the world to provide decent healthcare for all. But instead, activists say, some of the world's biggest health issues sparkle in their absence. Find out what it means for South Africa’s National Health Insurance in the latest in our new series, Compass: Charting a course to the NHI.
Sex workers tell of being tortured, including being beaten with sjamboks.
South Africa loves to boast that we run the world’s largest HIV treatment programme. But when treatment starts with a test, is the country...
Rape and physical abuse rates more than double those reported in national studies have been recorded in Diepsloot in northern Johannesburg
Which variants have been detected in South Africa and how do they differ? Each form of the virus has slight changes and therefore behaves slightly differently and could impact what the epidemic looks like. We break it down.