How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa's HIV epidemics

State capture strikes again? Why 95% of medicines are missing at North West clinics

Striking workers say a go-slow at the province's central depot will continue until their demands are met.
Transmitted by contact with rodent droppings or urine

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

Nigeria's latest and largest epidemic has claimed almost 100 lives. Find out more about the virus.
Fewer pregnant women in South Africa die during pregnancy and giving birth or soon thereafter compared with 2009 – but the country’s maternal mortality ratio needs to be cut in half by 2030 if it wants to meet United Nations goals.

Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa

But will the country be able to half its maternal mortality ratio by 2030 - in time to achieve its sustainable...
'Bluetoothing': Is this drug fad really happening in South Africa?

Freak waves and HIV in Durban. What’s the link?

Misconceptions about HIV infection and injection drug use could shut down the only project working to curb it.
Former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu and colleagues may be criminally charged for the Life Esidimeni deaths.

#LifeEsidimeni: In six weeks we’ll know if Qedani Mahlangu will be prosecuted

After being awarded damages, distraught families want more: the former Gauteng Health MEC must face criminal charges.
The Gauteng government has three months to pay families affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

#LifeEsidimeni judge: ‘Government violated the Constitution’

The arbitration ruling specifies that both Constitutional and general damages have to be paid.
Families hold a vigil for Life Esidimeni patients. They may have warmed to Gauteng Premier David Makhura during the arbitration and meetings ahead of the proceedings

#LifeEsidimeni: What will the Gauteng government be forced to pay?

The families of the nearly 150 mental health patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy will know today how much they will be compensated.
Remembering the dead: Mental health activists protesting outside the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings in Johannesburg.

Why aren’t government officials losing sleep over #Listeriosis and #LifeEsidimeni?

Both Life Esidimeni and Listeriosis exposed leadership cracks in our public health system. Are political leaders held accountable for their actions?
Stay away from polony and other ready-to-eat cold meats for now

#Listeriosis: Six ways to keep calm and carry on

The head of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases' listeria investigation, Juno Thomas, tells us which foods to bin and how.
Polony

Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony

The health department will tell you what you should be binning and how to do it safely without causing another public health nightmare.

13 things that will change the way you look at abortion

Everyone’s got an opinion on it but can we say the same about the facts?
The new president loves a good walk but will he put his money where his mouth is to pay up for better health for all?

The Ronald McDonald socks aside…How serious is Cyril about South Africans’ health?

The new commander-in-chief has made promises, but how likely is he to deliver?
The Council for Medical Schemes estimates that fraud

#Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba didn’t cut state subsidies for private medical aid members outright but your pocket may still feel the pinch
Blood on their hands: Gauteng health officials could face criminal charges for Life Esidimeni.

#LifeEsidimeni: Motsoaledi and Makhura could be forced to pay up from their pockets

Those who oversaw the removal of mental health patients could face the full wrath of the law as could those standing by as KZN's cancer care fails.
They're not just journalists: The Bhekisisa team handles everything from writing

Here are 12 things we’ve learned from five years of donor-funded journalism

Work at a non-profit media house? Then you know your job is not just reporting anymore.
#LifeEsidimeni: 'There may still be uncounted bodies in state mortuaries'

The real reason why Gauteng doesn’t want to pay up for #LifeEsidimeni

‘Families should be compensated for trauma, but not for what the deceased went through’, says state advocate.