[PODCAST] X marks the spot: Mapping our way to better health

A small private healthcare clinic on a farm in Delmas is paving the way for better patient care using new data...

[PODCAST] Growing up in the time of HIV: ‘The babies we saved from HIV...

As children, they escaped the virus through revolutions in medication. But today, they face an old foe again. Renowned HIV scientist...
The country's state emergency services are facing staff and vehicle shortages

[Podcast] Crime & Medicine: We take you on a Friday evening ride in an...

Here’s how paramedics are fighting for their own lives so they can save yours. This is the first...
Could an implant the size of a match stick save teenage girls from HIV? Find out.

Could an implant the size of a match stick save teenage girls from HIV?...

Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan talks to HIV scientist Salim Abdool Karim about his research on risky relationships of young women and older men.
[LISTEN] You bank your money each month

[LISTEN] You bank your money each month, so why not bank your breast milk?

We always tell moms breast is best but sometimes milk doesn't come when babies do. This breast milk bank is filling in these gaps.
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Did the apartheid government inject black people with HIV? We look to science.

This month, the New African boasts a shocking headline: "We deliberately spread Aids in South Africa." Could that be true?
[LISTEN] This mom became a sex worker and her daughter is fine with it

[LISTEN] This mom became a sex worker and her daughter is fine with it

Sex work is selling a service, not your body, says Mariska Majoor. There's nothing sinister about it.
[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.
[LISTEN] Clueless about your period? There are consequences

[LISTEN] Clueless about your period? There are consequences

It may come round every month, but a lot of us still don't know how our menstrual cycle works, says reproductive health doctor, Tlaleng Mofokeng.
HIV is spreading faster among teenage girls and young women than in any other group in South Africa.

[LISTEN] Why are women in ‘blesser-like’ relationships more likely to contract HIV?

Reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng explains to Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan why age-disparate relationships make women more vulnerable to HIV.
The Council for Medical Schemes estimates that fraud

Blessers and blessees: Why do we have so many?

Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan asks reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng why older men prey on younger women.
[LISTEN] How (not) to clean your vagina

[LISTEN] How (not) to clean your vagina

Our Mia Malan speaks to medical doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng about how to stay happy and healthy down there.
Black students in medical schools: Is there a problem?

Black students in medical schools: Is there a problem?

Our Mia Malan speaks to Laura Lopez Gonzalez about the recent allegations of racism at Wits Medical School.
#LifeEsidimeni: Inside the arbitration hearings

#LifeEsidimeni: Inside the arbitration hearings

As the hearings continue this week, Laura Lopez Gonzalez speaks to Nelisiwe Msomi about the arbitration process.
#LifeEsidimeni: What will arbitration mean for the families?

#LifeEsidimeni: What will arbitration mean for the families?

Laura Lopez Gonzalez speaks to Tim Modise about who might be held accountable for the tragedy.
[LISTEN] Marijuana in SA: Is it really legal?

[LISTEN] Marijuana in SA: Is it really legal?

There's a lot of confusion about marijuana in South Africa. Mia Malan sat down with Joan van Dyk to separate fact from fiction.