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[LISTEN] How to interpret South Africa’s Omicron data

In this podcast, Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan gets to the bottom of the most common questions asked about South Africa’s fourth wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections driven by the Omicron variant. Her guest is Waasila Jassat of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
Watch this man’s amazing transformation after he kicked heroin with the help of this

Watch this man’s amazing transformation after he kicked heroin with the help of this

When people with diabetes inject insulin, we don't see that as an addiction. So why is opioid substitution therapy considered one?

These doctors want to work in SA’s rural hospitals. But there’s no money to...

A scholarship programme has been producing doctors for South Africa’s understaffed rural hospitals since 1999, but provinces don’t have the money to employ their recent graduates. Could the country’s planned National Health Insurance scheme fix this?
[WATCH] What is compelled rape?

[WATCH] What does the law say about rape?

Do you know what the law says about rape in South Africa? Our Mia Malan explains the legal ins and outs in three minutes.

[WATCH] No roads, no water, no toilets: 'Why are they ignoring us?'

A lack of access to basic necessities is not just an inconvenience, but a health and safety risk for people in these Western Cape communities. Find out why residents want government to do more.
Sex work and soccer: More alike than you think?

Sex work and soccer: More alike than you think?

One in three sex workers in South Africa say they’ve been raped by a police officer. Could a change in the law solve this?
Why you shouldn't be ashamed of your period

Why you shouldn’t be ashamed of your period

When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.

[VIDEO] A tale of two mothers: Inside the losses of South Africa’s femicide epidemic

Over half of all women killed in South Africa are murdered by their partners. Here are stories from two mothers who lost children to...

#TeamBhekisisa: Corn cakes & lead poisoning: Spend a day with reporter Jesse Copelyn

How does Jesse Copelyn decide on the topics of his articles? Find out here.

‘There is one toilet for eight COVID doctors and this is also used by...

Bhekisisa asked 29 doctors and nurses about their fears, access to protective gear and whether they’ve been tested for COVID-19

Will South Africa’s younger population lead to fewer COVID-19 deaths?

Across the world, the new coronavirus has hit the elderly the hardest. But in a relatively young South Africa, could age work in our favour?

#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.

Born before 1986? Here’s how to get a COVID vaccine without an appointment

We look at who can get a COVID vaccine under phase two of South Africa’s national roll-out, what happens when you walk into a site and how the cost of shots are covered.
There's more to gender than 'men' & 'women'. Here's why.

There’s more to gender than ‘men’ & ‘women’. Here’s why.

Cisgender, transgender, non-binary. What does it all mean? We give you the low down.
Sex workers: 'We want to own our own brothels'

Sex workers: ‘We want to own our own brothels’

Sex workers in the country want their profession to be decriminalised so that they can access health services without being discriminated against.

#TeamBhekisisa: A day in our office with health reporter Nicole Ludolph

Like most people, Nicole Ludolph starts her day off by scrolling through social media. Then, she gets to work. Have a look at how she navigates the world of health journalism.