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...

This is the first in a two-part series on medicine and security in South Africa. Check out the second story here. Read a full...

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

Music credit:Driven To Success – Scott Holmes Read the full script: https://www.scribd.com/document/428417704/PODCAST-SCRIPT-X-marks-the-spot-Mapping-our-way-to-better-health

Did the apartheid government inject black people with HIV? We look to science.

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This month, the New African boasts a shocking headline: "We deliberately spread Aids in South Africa." Could that be true?
[LISTEN] You bank your money each month

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

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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.
[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.

[PODCAST] The art of telling stories that empower readers

Read the full podcast transcript here: https://www.scribd.com/document/431697727/PODCAST-SCRIPT-The-Art-of-Telling-Stories-That-Empower-Readers
[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

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Sex work is selling a service, not your body, says Mariska Majoor. There's nothing sinister about it.
[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.

[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...
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.
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.
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.
[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.

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

Pimps, police and pills: Ho... by Bhekisisa Health on Scribd Music credit:Driven To Success – Scott Holmes
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.
[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.