[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.
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.
[PODCAST] When will COVID end? Prof Abdool Karim explains
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.
[LISTEN] 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.
[PODCAST] Money troubles: Why SA can’t afford COVID vaccines for children 5 to 11
The health department won’t buy any more COVID vaccines this year. That includes Sinopharm, Sinovac and jabs for children.
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.
[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.
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?
There's a lot of confusion about marijuana in South Africa. Mia Malan sat down with Joan van Dyk to separate fact from fiction.
[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.
Your GP can prescribe a pill that will make you less likely to contract...
Truvada is available in SA's private health sector and is in the process of being expanded to the public sector. Mia Malan talks PrEP with Kevin Rebe.
Mark Heywood: ‘I was pitched against the very government I had fought for’
Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences
What price will Motsoaledi pay for turning against Zuma?
HIV activist Mark Heywood tells Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan the president and health minister are direct opposites.
[LISTEN] What can the fight against corruption learn from the Aids struggle?
Those most at risk of HIV are still fighting to be heard. But there's a lot we can learn from the fight against HIV.
A 10-year investigation finally fingers Southern African ARV thieves
In the late 2000s, a trio of businessmen smuggled expired ARVs from Africa into Europe and sold them at a 4 000% markup. This is why it's news now.
#LifeEsidimeni: Inside the arbitration hearings
As the hearings continue this week, Laura Lopez Gonzalez speaks to Nelisiwe Msomi about the arbitration process.