WATCH NOW: National COVID-19 taskforce briefs nation on status of the coronavirus lockdown

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As day one of the country's 21-day lockdown draws to a close, ministers are expected to outline the state of the country's response. The...

[PODCAST] Pimps, police and pills: How nurses get healthcare to sex workers

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

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

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.
Will smacking your kids make them violent?

Will smacking your kids make them violent?

Experts suggest that banning corporal punishment in the home could lead to a less violent society. Joan van Dyk explains.

[LISTEN] Why people who got the smallpox vaccine are less likely to get monkeypox

South Africa's second monkeypox case was confirmed on Tuesday — a 32-year old man from Cape Town. The first case was confirmed on June 22 and was a male, 30, from Johannesburg. Neither of them have a travel history.
How our app helps Diepsloot women survive rape

How our app helps Diepsloot women survive rape

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Want to know how our new Vimba Helpline works? Watch this video.

[VIDEO] Introduction to immunisation – lessons from rural South Africa

One in three South Africans live in remote, rural areas. This means it’s crucial to reach such areas with COVID vaccines. Here are five solutions from the provinces leading the immunisation race.

[PODCAST] Ruff justice: Meet the dogs helping put rapists in jail

https://www.scribd.com/document/435594880/Ruff-justice-Meet-the-dogs-helping-put-child-rapists-behind-bars-Full-Script Note: The statistic cited in this podcast that 1 in 3 South African children will have been sexually abused by their 17th birthday includes...

ICYMI: SA moves to lockdown level 2, alcohol and tobacco sales unbanned

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Most of the restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have been lifted. The 10pm to 4am curfew remains. Watch the President’s speech for more details.
Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you - and your tax credits

Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you – and your tax credits

Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez asks health minister Aaron Motsoaledi five questions about the National Health Insurance (NHI) and your medical aid.
Why is prostate cancer more aggressive in black men?

Why is prostate cancer more aggressive in black men?

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It's not yet known why prostate cancer affects black men worse than their white counterparts, but if you're a black man over 40, get yourself checked.

[WATCH] #Aids2020 study: Dolutegravir doesn’t pose a higher risk for birth defects. Here’s why.

Dolutegravir is part of a three-in-one pill, and unlike other ARVs, can be taken on an empty stomach. Previously, it was thought to hold a risk of birth defects to babies when mothers with HIV fell pregnant while using the drug or used it during the early stages of pregnancy.
No healthcare for refugees in SA

No healthcare for refugees in SA

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Refugees flee war-torn countries for SA, only to face more heartache and discrimination. Often their only hope lies with civil society.
You can't treat what you can't count: No one knows how many people inject drugs in east and southern Africa.

Why injecting a drug user’s blood into yourself will give you HIV instead of...

The 'bluetoothing' myth recently took the media by storm. We explain why it's all risk and no high.