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Want to write a story people won’t forget? [WATCH] this

Want to write a story people won’t forget? Watch this video

When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.

[WATCH] Winter queues and COVID grants: ‘We are hungry and sleep here every day’

Imagine lining up for days for R350 or a small pension. You run out of food, share blankets and huddle together to brace against the cold — because it’s the only way you know to survive.

#TeamBhekisisa: What’s it like to run a health journalism centre? Ask Mia Malan

Meet the woman who started Bhekisisa way back in 2013. Killer narrative feature writer and donor-funded journalism extraordinaire.

[WATCH] Why is the tobacco industry comparing vapes to HIV treatment?

Public health experts agree with the vaping lobby that smokers need more help to quit. They disagree, however, with the industry’s argument that imposing a sin tax on vapour products will lead down a similar path as the state-sanctioned Aids denialism of former President Thabo Mbeki’s administration.

[WATCH] The personal is political: 3 ways US abortion politics could affect SA

America’s highest court – the Supreme Court – looks set to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalised abortions in the United States. What sort of ripple effect will that have in SA? Legally, none. But there are other ways we could be affected.
Close to death

Close to death, but ‘no medication for foreigners’

Many refugees flee their own war-torn countries to find safety in South Africa. But the country is not the safe haven they think it will be.

[WATCH] Delta for dummies: Explaining SA’s latest COVID variant

The Delta variant, first identified in India, has been detected in all of South Africa's provinces. This incredibly transmissible form of the virus is now the main form of the virus circulating in the country. Here’s what we know so far.
Clean break: One street beggar's story of triumph in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Clean break: One street beggar’s story of triumph in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

At the peak of the Ebola crisis, the government in Sierra Leone implemented a national lockdown. One man used this time to upskill himself.

[WATCH] How did South Africa’s illicit tobacco trade get so bad?

Independent research shows 54% of cigarettes sold in South Africa are illegal, which means the taxman is losing revenue, and the country’s anti-smoking plans are becoming less effective. Watch this to find out why.

Is a safe, legal abortion a human right?

Abortions became legal in South Africa almost three decades ago. Yet we still have plenty of unsafe, illegal abortions. Why? Mia Malan speaks to physician Tlaleng Mofokeng in this podcast.

Are there really HIV drugs in nyaope?

We did a little digging and asked the questions you really want to know: Like can HIV medication really get you high? And just how likely is it that these drugs are being cut with the street drug.
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[WATCH] Why do more teen girls than boys have HIV?

Teen girls and young women in Africa are up to eight times more likely to contract HIV than their male peers. Biology, unequal access to education and bad laws all play a role in this. Find out more from this short video.
Football is coming home at last: Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Football is coming home at last: Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone

After almost two years, the nation comes together to watch the national football team play its first match on home turf.
[LISTEN] Clueless about your period? There are consequences

[LISTEN] Clueless about your period? There are consequences

It may come round every month, but a lot of us still don't know how our menstrual cycle works, says reproductive health doctor, Tlaleng Mofokeng.
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[WATCH] Zweli Mkhize presents the health budget and the National Health Insurance Bill

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize introduces the National Health Insurance Bill, which will create a central healthcare fund overseen by his office.
#AIDS2016: Mia Malan tells you what to expect from this year's conference

#AIDS2016: Mia Malan tells you what to expect from this year’s conference

Bhekisisa's director and editor, Mia Malan, reflects on the last time SA hosted the conference and what to expect from this year's event.