South Africa has enough unused doses of Pfizer vaccines to immunise half of the country’s 6.5-million children aged 12 to 17. This means matriculants will be protected as they sit their final school exams. But they’ll only be getting one dose of the two-shot vaccine.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8 pm on Monday on developments in relation to the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The vaping industry is up in arms because of two new proposed laws. A fight is bound to ensue, but tobacco control is a very particular game. This video will help you get to know the players ahead of public hearings.
A doctor’s race and the language they speak can play a role in the kind of care they provide - depending on their patient’s race and language.
Bhekisisa is expanding. We will tell Africa’s health stories and focus on solutions-based health journalism. Find out more here.
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Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.
Some South Africans are making a lot of noise about the ban on alcohol sales during the country's COVID-19 response. So why did the country go dry? Take a look at the numbers behind the decision.
This is the fourth podcast in our ‘Me & My’ series with Dr Sindi van Zyl. In this episode, Dr Sindi answers all our questions about what to do if you think you have a sexually transmitted infection.
Curious about water births and why they're becoming more popular? We give you the basics in under 2 minutes.
Watch as Mia Malan presents a public lecture entitled, "Healing words: Innovations in health reporting" at the world-renowned Reuters Institute for the Study of...
Are people with diabetes more likely to get TB? Dr Bart Willems says yes.
Allergic reactions, unusual blood clots and heart inflammation have all been linked to COVID vaccines. But most people won’t experience these severe reactions. Watch this easy explainer.
Pregnant people are more likely to fall very ill with COVID-19 than those who are not pregnant. This is why experts recommend pregnant people get vaccinated. We answer four questions about how the jabs work during and after pregnancy.
If you're a young woman, would you take a two-in-one HIV prevention pill? Mia Malan and Kevin Rebe talk PrEP and contraception.
Amy Green speaks to Carla Zille, a deaf mentor at Hi Hopes, about the importance of early intervention for the development of language in children.