Is one better than none? Why SA’s teens are only getting half a COVID...

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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.

[ICYMI] South Africa to remain under level 3 lockdown, with some changes

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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.

[WATCH] A beginner’s guide to smoking laws

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.

[WATCH] What makes a good doctor? Why school marks aren’t everything

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: Why we’re here

Bhekisisa: Why we’re here

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Bhekisisa is expanding. We will tell Africa’s health stories and focus on solutions-based health journalism. Find out more here.
On the road: Go inside the farm clinics making sure workers are never far from care

On the road: Go inside the farm clinics making sure workers are never far...

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They're not only good for workers' health, they're good for business too.
Are sex workers forced into their jobs?

Are sex workers forced into their jobs?

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Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.

The booze ban is back: How many hospital beds will it save?

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.

Me & My sex life: How and when to get tested

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.
How do water births help with pain relief?

How do water births help with pain relief?

Curious about water births and why they're becoming more popular? We give you the basics in under 2 minutes.

[WATCH LIVE] Bhekisisa editor-in-chief talks donor-funded journalism at Oxford University

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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...
The bad news doctor: Why scientists are trying to find better ways to talk to patients.

TB and diabetes: Are they linked?

Are people with diabetes more likely to get TB? Dr Bart Willems says yes.

[VIDEO] COVID jabs & severe side effects: These numbers will help you keep calm

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.

Fast four: Your questions about COVID jabs & pregnancy answered

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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.
Why contraception and the HIV prevention pill go hand in hand

Why contraception and the HIV prevention pill go hand in hand

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.
Giving deaf babies the gift of language

Giving deaf babies the gift of language

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.