The juice and injustice in your fruit: ‘I had to pick enough fruit to...

Why righting human rights abuses against migrant workers starts with recognising the intersection of gender, labour & exploitation. Human-rights lawyers are warning that abuse...
The 2016 World Aids Day special report focuses on what it will take to reach the 90-90-90 targets to end the Aids epidemic by 2030.

​#AIDS2016: Five things to watch out for at the International Aids Conference 2016

The International Aids Conference returns to Durban after 16 years. This year heralds the HIV prevention revolution that is underway.

Government bans ‘unsafe’ baby bottles

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A controversial plastic additive is said to affect foetuses and increase the risk of breast cancer.

Five ways the new coronavirus outbreak will change South Africa

From how and when you ride to what you imbibe: Take a quick look at the far-reaching powers of the state in the time...
Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu still sits on the provincial executive committee.

#LifeEsidimeni: Qedani Mahlangu’s ego and the death of 143 patients

The former Health MEC claims her subordinates withheld information from her. But she’s being accused 
of misleading the legislature.

Is trust earned or given? Five COVID lessons for the NHI

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COVID-19 brought the public and private health sectors together. But while the estranged bedfellows were making amends in the Western Cape, looting of COVID-19...
There is hope that new policy will result in zero initiation deaths.

Chiefs: ‘No initiate will die this season’

Traditional leaders believe new government rules will prevent young men from dying this winter.
(Albert Gonzalez Farran

Angola’s yellow fever outbreak: Vaccines desperately needed

Only six out of ten Angolan children have been vaccinated against yellow fever.
Thuthuzela Care Centres will stay open but will cut or reduce counselling services

Almost half of centres for rape survivors may lose funding for counselling services

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‘One-stop’ government centres face loss of important psychological help as international funding dries up
Transmitted by contact with rodent droppings or urine

Seven things you should know about this country’s largest Lassa fever outbreak

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Nigeria's latest and largest epidemic has claimed almost 100 lives. Find out more about the virus.

SA’s first J&J jabs could arrive next week. Here’s what our roll-out plan looks...

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We spoke to experts, looked at the data of studies and relistened to Sunday’s health department briefing to break it down.
Bar scene Burst

Will Ramaphosa announce an end to South Africa’s national alcohol ban today?

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South Africa loses about 170 citizens to alcohol-related deaths each day, research shows. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)

‘We are not respected like nurses’: Porters, security guards demand more COVID-19 protection

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Hospital porters move around facilities to help transport patients from the moment they’re admitted until they’re discharged. Why do they get so little PPE?  Hospital...

Home sweet hell: Calls for help surge from women locked down with abusers

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Research from previous crises suggests violence against women and children will only get worse as the pandemic rages on. South Africa’s streets are...

Coronavirus: World Bank’s pandemic bonds scheme accused of ‘waiting for people to die’

Bonds designed to provide fast funding for poor countries branded ‘obscene’ because of complex payout criteria. A flagship R7.7-billion World Bank scheme to help the poorest countries...
A campaigner in Nairobi carries a coffin during a protest against the construction of a coal plant in Lamu on Kenya’s coast. (Baz Ratner, Reuters)

Kenya’s first coal plant construction paused in climate victory

Owners failed to assess environmental and community concerns, court rules, while US ambassador wades into debate in support of coal power. Kenya has been urged to...