Oncologists aren't the only thing in short supply. Doctors also complain of facilities with a dearth of gloves

Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist

Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.
Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke is leading the Life Esidimeni arbitration

#LifeEsidimeni: More than a year later, still no prosecutions

Families say many are still waiting for results of autopsies performed last year.
Tshwane offers heroin users treatment to beat heroin cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

New Gauteng programme allows drug users to swap illegal highs for safer alternatives

The Tshwane initiative could help reduce drug use, drug-related crime and new HIV infections.
Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi is said to have weighed up the risks and reportedly supported a second motion of no confidence against Jacob Zuma at the ANC's recent NEC .

How to defy Zuma – and survive to tell the tale

Analysts say this minister's strong SACP connections and ANC support ensure he’s ‘too powerful politically’ for the president to fire.
A new court case could finally give survivors and law enforcement the tools they need to bring sex offenders to justice even decades after their crimes.

#FrankelCase: Constitutional court rules there’s no expiry date on sexual offenses

A court ruling has lifted the time limit on reporting sexual assault. Prior to the ruling, we asked survivors how such a ruling would impact them.
Detainees at the Lindela Repatriation Centre. Civil society organisations fear the centre's track record on health and human rights bodes poorly for asylum seeker processing centres slated for the country's borders

Rough welcome: Could South Africa’s new border detention centres turn deadly?

Experts warn that the country’s overburdened asylum system could leave people trapped at ‘processing centres’ for years.
[WATCH] Why do men rape?

Court case could axe a loophole letting sexual abusers off the hook for old...

Eight men and women may change the law and pave the way to justice and healing for thousands.
Pneumonia kills more than 1.3-million children a year. But with this vaccine two out of every three children under five are immunised against pneumonia.

Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot

Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection.
Queer Nigerians' fear of being stigmatised compromises their access to health services

New research shows rising support for gay marriage ban

A new report finds that 90% of Nigerians surveyed support a controversial Act that now also stands between LGBTI communities and healthcare.
In 2016

Is racism making our children sick?

Children who experience discrimination may be more at risk of mental and physical ill-health.
The report says at least 22 executions took place in five African countries in 2016

Numbers of Africans sentenced to die soars

More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row.
Bhekisisa health reporter Pontsho Pilane was also named Vodacom Young Journalist of the Year in 2016

Bhekisisa journalist scoops impactAfrica award

Reporter Pontsho Pilane has been recognised for her reporting on menstruation.
Smacking your child could set in motion a cycle of abuse that spans generations

Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?

New research reveals complex relationships between harsh parenting and violence later in life for children.
Tim Noakes

Controversial banting advocate Tim Noakes found not guilty

Professor Tim Noakes was charged with giving unconventional medical advice via Twitter.
Hearts

Hearts: R1.5 million. Kidneys: R3.5 million. Can you really buy organs in Cape Town?

Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? A dubious advertisement recently advocated.
How to prevent HIV with a pill

Tshwane men to get the HIV prevention pill

By June, the health department will know more about how to roll out Truvada nationally to men who have sex with men.