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.

[PODCAST] Want to live longer? Here’s an exercise guide for young & old

Should you exercise a lot, or a little? Should it be in the morning or at night? Go with Mia Malan and Jon Patricios as they cut through the fads in this easy guide to heart health.

Why SA needs the anti-HIV injection — for R120 a pop

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The HIV prevention injection called long-acting cabotegravir (aka CAB-LA), currently costs more than R300 000 per person for a year's supply in the United...

[PODCAST] The illegal cigarette business: How does it work?

Tax expert and whistleblower Johann van Loggerenberg explains the dirty details of how tobacco companies manage to dodge the taxman.

[PODCAST] When will COVID end? Prof Abdool Karim explains

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How long are the gaps between the end of one COVID wave and the start of another? In South Africa, it’s been about three months consistently, says epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim.

[PODCAST] Money troubles: Why SA can’t afford COVID vaccines for children 5 to 11

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The health department won’t buy any more COVID vaccines this year. That includes Sinopharm, Sinovac and jabs for children.

[LISTEN] How to interpret South Africa’s Omicron data

In this podcast, Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan gets to the bottom of the most common questions asked about South Africa’s fourth wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections driven by the Omicron variant. Her guest is Waasila Jassat of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

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.

Me & My sex life: Is the Mirena right for me?

This is the third podcast in our ‘Me & My’ series with Dr Sindi van Zyl. In this episode Dr Sindi answers all our questions about what contraception is right for you.

Me & My unplanned pregnancy

This is the second podcast in our ‘Me & My’ series with Dr Sindi van Zyl. In this episode Dr Sindi answers all our questions about what you should do if you’re pregnant.

Podcast: What does HPV mean for my sex life?

Me and My is our new podcast series for young women. In our first episode we explore what HPV means for you and your sex life: When should you get your Pap smear and how often? Can you still get vaccinated against HPV as an adult?

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?

Will the TB vaccine you got as a baby protect you against COVID-19?

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If you’ve heard that the BCG vaccine will keep you safe from the new coronavirus, you’ve heard wrong. There’s no evidence to back this yet, says Salim Abdool Karim.

Is it time to buy a cloth mask?

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Wearing a cloth mask won’t protect you from the new coronavirus, but it will protect those around you if you’re infected. Confused? Listen to what Salim Abdool Karim had to say in his presentation.

Will SA extend its national lockdown … again?

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Listen to world-renowned epidemiologist, Salim Abdool Karim, explain what factors will determine whether or not South Africa extends its national lockdown — again.

Has lockdown worked so far?

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World renowned scientist, Salim Abdool Karim, says yes. Here's why.