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...

[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...
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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] 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.
[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

In 2016, Bhekisisa started to do solutions journalism. But what is it? "Think Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie," David Bornstein...
[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.
[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

Victim testimonies can be key to securing convictions. They can also be traumatic. Meet the furry friends coming to the rescue.
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

We take you into the world of brothels and show you how a clinic gets HIV prevention pills and antiretroviral drugs...
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.