Under Ace Magashule's tenure

Ace Magashule’s wild Free State: Activists faced intimidation, whistle-blowers fled

Death threats and intimidation drove one man to leave the country after exposing crumbling conditions within the province’s health system.
Elated: ANC supporters welcome the news that higher education will be free for some but it may eat into the health budget.

What free education could cost us

Saturday’s surprise announcement could be the latest blow to the country’s bid for better healthcare.
Despite continued reports of abuse at Lindela

Did Bosasa illegally detain kids while working for the department of home affairs?

"The cost of this Bosasa looting has been paid by immigrants detained in inhumane and undignified conditions at Lindela", the DA says.
Read how almost two decades of research backs the assertion that when people are on effective HIV treatment and have undetectable viral loads they can't pass the virus onto others.

A short history of the big discovery that redefined safe sex for HIV-positive people

How science discovered that ARVs can bring the levels of HIV in the blood to levels so low it’s virtually undetectable – and impossible to transmit.

#LifeEsidimeni: ‘The media was out to tarnish the image of the department’

Makgabo Manamela is one of three officials implicated by the health ombud in the tragedy. Here’s a snapshot of her testimony during arbitration.
Tomisin Adebanji is about to graduate medical school. What happens next

Motsoaledi to provinces: ‘Fund junior doctor internships, or I might sue you.’

The health minister warns finding the money for junior doctor placements is not voluntary, it's what the law prescribes.
Families hold vigil for the 143 mental health patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. Now

#LifeEsidimeni: This official may have just thrown Mahlangu under the bus

Suspended head of Gauteng health Barney Selebano's court bid to avoid testifying at the ongoing arbitration could keep him off the stand for months.
Trump’s global ‘gag rule’ may mean increased unintended pregnancies

Loophole could protect South African organisations from US gag rule on abortions

Experts say confusion over the rights of local healthcare workers to provide the service while receiving US funds only benefits Trump administration.
Police may have actively targeted those providing medical care to students and the places they provided care in during #FeesMustFall – including the neighbouring Holy Trinity Church.

#WitsHungerStrike: Wits wasn’t prepared during #FeesMustFall. Has anything changed?

Following #FeesMustFall, this report echoed warnings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry & said schools must plan for protests. Has it happened?

[EXCLUSIVE] Qedani Mahlangu is not a registered student at alleged London school

Bhekisisa can reveal Mahlangu is not a student at the London School of Economics and Political Science after lodging a Freedom of Information request.
While Mahlangu's status as a student at LSE has not been confirmed

#LifeEsidimeni: Mahlangu’s alleged school confirms no exams scheduled

Meanwhile, the London School of Economics and Political Science says it cannot confirm Qedani Mahlangu is a student.

London school refuses to confirm former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is a student

Eleven Gauteng health employees were singled out for censure. Now, only two have been suspended and garnered an alleged R1.3-million in wages.
Cervical cancer patient Alice Sibiya has waited more than one year to receive treatment.

Cancer treatment waiting times in KZN increase by almost 30% as services stall

Cancer patients are waiting up to nine months for treatment, says the South African Human Rights Commission.

#LifeEsidimeni: Head of NGO tied to 23 deaths was unqualified, unlicensed

Owner of Pretoria organisation Precious Angels breaks down and dodges queries amid questions surrounding deaths.
Patient families hold a candle light vigil. As arbitration regarding the tragedy enters its second week

#LifeEsidimeni: Former Gauteng Health MEC Mahlangu visited deadly Cullinan NGOs

Social worker says mental health patients' lives could have been saved if senior officials visited facilities. Bhekisisa has evidence they did.

So, can or can’t South Africans tell government how sex work should be regulated?

Activists have been told that government wants to hear their views, but without draft legislation their input is of little value.