The condom showdown: We put government’s new 'love gloves' to the test

[From our archives] The condom showdown: We put government’s new ‘love gloves’ to the...

The South African department of health's free condoms go head-to-head with the name brand competition.
PrEP user talks sex

PrEP user talks sex, condoms and HIV

Ben Brown tells Mia Malan about his experience of using a pill that reduces his chances of HIV infection.
Why some people may not be over the moon about menstrual cupsvideo

Why some people may not be over the moon about menstrual cups

Moon cups, reusable pads and period panties are all alternatives to disposable pads and tampons, but they may not work for everyone.
Kala azar: The killer disease nobody knows about.video

Kala azar: The killer disease nobody knows about

Kala azar is endemic in parts of South Sudan and affects mostly the poor and disenfranchised. A simple jab could control it, but not in this country.
Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Gaddafi and the Tripoli Boys gang help Freetownvideo

Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Gaddafi and the Tripoli Boys gang help Freetown

When Ebola hit an overcrowded slum in Freetown people feared the worst. But a gang of unlikely heroes emerged to help the community.
[WATCH] Would you use reusable pads?video

[WATCH] Would you use reusable pads?

Reusable pads are cheaper and better for the environment, but are you willing to try them?
Can drug-resistant TB get cured?

Can drug-resistant TB get cured?

Only half of people with multidrug resistant TB are cured, and patients run a high risk of losing their hearing due to the drugs.
Forced abortions: The crime no one is talking aboutvideo

Forced abortions: The crime no one is talking about

Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.
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The fierce & fearless glow up: ‘Screw it, I’m going to wear heels and...

Growing up wasn’t easy for Miss Jasmine Rose Juicy, a transgender woman from the Eastern Cape. But nothing could stand in...
Data-driven TB: Using the numbers to find SA's missing patientsvideo

Data-driven TB: Using the numbers to find SA’s missing patients

How community health workers and data can help South Africa get more TB patients on treatment.
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#HowWeWork: Take a journey behind the scenes at Bhekisisa with our programme associate

Part of her job is working behind the scenes to help our reporters do their jobs. Meet Bhekisisa’s innovative programme associate.
[From our archives] 6 things you should know about rabiesvideo

Six things you should know about rabies

To mark World Rabies Day, here are six things you probably don't know about the disease.
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[WATCH] Who will pay for the NHI — will it work like your medical...

Just like your medical scheme, the National Health Insurance scheme will buy health services on your behalf. But in new ways....
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#HowWeWork: Between peer review, plot twists & punctuation, you’ll find our deputy editor

If you're looking for Laura López González you'll probably find her deep in an edit, hashing out a story with reporters...
[PODCAST] Each one teach one: Doctors

[PODCAST] Old rites, new ways: How traditional healers were able to diagnose more patients...

Medical doctors and traditional healers often struggle to trust each other. But in this rural KZN community they learned how to work together.
Why you shouldn't be ashamed of your periodvideo

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.