From Central Park to Nasrec, the COVID-19 field hospitals of today are shaping the...
South Africa is scrambling to set up field hospitals in places such as the Nasrec Expo and Durban International Convention centres as the country...
#LifeEsidimeni: Did Mahlangu keep David Makhura in the dark?
More than a hundred protesters gathered this week outside the arbitration meetings as Mahlangu took the stand.
South Africa has thousands of potential COVID-19 quarantine hotels. But they’re empty.
Gauteng — the province with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases — is also one of the two provinces with the lowest uptake of quarantine facilities.
Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?
"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”
Social media fans suicidal fire
There is growing evidence which suggests interactions on social media sites like Facebook romanticise suicide for teenagers part of emo subcultures.
When empathy meets evidence: Tackling COVID vaccine hesitancy in SA
South Africa’s national COVID vaccine roll-out is underway. But some people still have many understandable concerns about getting the jab. Our Mia Malan spoke to experts about how to comfort reluctant loved ones in the latest episode of Health Hub, a Bhekisisa partnership with Newzroom Afrika.
Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist
Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.
Epidemics on the horizon if threats not addressed – MSF
Doctors Without Borders has stressed the critical importance of adequate investment into the prevention of diseases such as Ebola and cholera.
Crack team to probe private health costs
Practitioners in the private heatlthcare industry have welcomed the Competition Commission panel members who will lead the inquiry into the sector.
The role of regulators — Why South Africa hasn’t approved Sputnik V yet
Russia’s Sputnik V COVID vaccine has yet to be approved by any stringent regulators. Part of the problem: the manufacturer’s reluctance to share information about the jab. Here’s what it takes for a vaccine to make it through regulatory bodies and how Sputnik got around the process in some countries.
Could your birth control increase your risk of HIV? Science finally has an answer.
But new science doesn't change the fact that women still have too few options when it comes to contraception.
#AIDS2016: ‘Blessers’ are the engine behind the rapid spread of HIV in young women
'Blessers' form a crucial link in a cycle of HIV transmission that South Africa has not been able to break.
Fifth postponement in MEC Malakoane’s corruption case
Activists have expressed frustration at the corruption trial of Free State MEC Benny Malakoane being postponed for the fifth time.
Dancing with the devil: UCT stubs out tobacco-funded unit
Can Tobacco money can ever be washed clean? Most researchers at the University of Cape Town say no.
Crime and (no) punishment: Why Africa’s ports are vulnerable to counterfeit COVID vaccines
Africa’s ports are vulnerable to crime and corruption. Now they’re set to be the main thoroughfare for COVID vaccines entering the continent. Here’s why we need a better strategy to curb potential counterfeits coming through.
China comes to Africa’s medical aid
Hopes are high that the new partnership will ensure easy, cheaper access to vaccines and medicine.