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In the science kitchen: Making the perfect burger

The scientific process that produced COVID vaccines is complex, but it doesn’t have to be confusing. It’s no more confusing than making a hamburger. Find out why in this short video.

Why we’re saying goodbye to our daily COVID updates

Bhekisisa has published a COVID-19 infographic every day for more than two years. This project is now coming to an end. Find out what it took to distil the health department’s data into bite-sized chunks.
What do South Africans want in a condom?

What do South Africans want in a condom?

Flavoured and studded? Scented and smooth? Find out what South Africans' condom of choice would be.
Think people should have access to abortion services? Help us make it happen

Think people should have access to abortion services? Help us make it happen

Sign up to be part of our survey team and help us check who is providing safe, legal abortions
[WATCH] What is compelled rape?

[WATCH] What is compelled rape?

Sonke Gender Justice's Ariane Nevin explains the difference between rape and compelled rape and how the law treats it.

Why preventing TB could be as easy as 1, 2, 3HP

In April, South Africa is expected to roll out a new and easier way to prevent the leading cause of natural death in the country to four districts. Find out what you need to know.

[Watch it again] Here’s what #Level3Lockdown will look like — and the entire...

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has met with the National Command Council, political parties and other stakeholders and is now ready to tell the country how lockdown regulations will be relaxed.

[ICYMI] ‘The virus is adapting to us’: New COVID variant spreads 50% faster,...

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Scientists explained the make-up of a new COVID variant, 501V.2, and its potential impact on South Africa's COVID-19 response, during a health department briefing...

Tech talk: Unpacking and assembling the puzzle pieces of a COVID vaccine

One of the scientific breakthroughs that came with the COVID-19 pandemic was the introduction of new vaccine technology, like those used in the Pfizer jabs. A new vaccine plant in Cape Town will now make similar vaccines on local soil, but making these specialised shots often require some hands-on help.