Activists continue to fight to lower the price of drug patents.

Activists lead fight for the right to cheaper drugs

There is a big move afoot to alert SADC members to the concessions on intellectual property rights that they can take advantage of.
private hospital

You’re paying more for private healthcare and getting less, shows Competition Commission investigation

Compass: Charting a course to the NHI A lack of competition in the sector isn't just bad...

Doctors use a torch to do operations

"This year we've been running out of simple things, such as Panado," says one doctor.
Research shows that texting and driving could cost you your life.

Survive December on SA’s roads with these four tips

Make sure that you and your family don't end up as statistics of this festive season.

The three biggest fights looming for the National Health Insurance

Who will control the country's healthcare purse and who will be left out? Find out and read why some are likely...
“[The female officer]  was going to teach all the 'prostitutes' a lesson. The male police officers grabbed those ladies so the lady could force the [used] condoms into each lady’s mouth

One in three sex workers surveyed report being sexually abused by police

Sex workers tell of being tortured, including being beaten with sjamboks.
Julius Malema's recent weight loss should be praised and not ridiculed.

The Mail & Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive

Tweets shouldn't fuel HIV-related stigma. The Mail and Guardian's tweets did. Here's why.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

The National Health Insurance: Can Zweli Mkhize pull this off?

Can the health minister fix our health system and what will it take? Here’s what Mkhize’s character, views and his past...
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.
Come hang out and report with us as part of these two paid internships.

Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism: Come intern with us

Are you a final year journalism student? Then come intern with us.
More and more people are turning to social media to express their feelings when they are feeling down or depressed.

​Facebook adds a new feature to red-flag suicide bids before they are carried out

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.
With protest action likely to continue

#WitsHungerStrike: Four tips to protect your eyes during a protest

Police often use tear gas as a method of crowd control. Here are some tips to keep safe when those tear gas canisters start flying from our archives.
(Albert Gonzalez Farran

Angola’s yellow fever outbreak: Vaccines desperately needed

Only six out of ten Angolan children have been vaccinated against yellow fever.
By 2030

New medical school slated for Eastern Cape

Another school could be on the cards for the North West province as well.

People living with disabilities forced into marriage and sexual violence

A new report uncovers the sad stories of Tanzanians with albinism and disabilities.
Children who are exclusively breast-fed are less likely to become antisocial teens.

​Exclusively breast-fed children are less likely to become antisocial teens and adults

Research shows mothers’ milk produces children less likely to be involved in crime.