‘If government can give us flavoured condoms

‘If government can give us flavoured condoms, it can give us free pads’

Find out which departments need to step up to make free pads a reality for people who menstruate.
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...
A 10-year investigation finally fingers Southern African ARV thieves

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.
What if you don’t identify as a man or a woman?

What if you don’t identify as a man or a woman?

Bathrooms, pronouns and growing up in a binary world. Mia Malan speaks to Demelza Bush about being genderqueer.
[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.
By the end of this week

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?
Non-lung TB

Non-lung TB, the silent killer

TB is not only found in the lungs. You can get TB anywhere in your body, but it is very difficult to diagnose.
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] 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.
[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.
How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa's HIV epidemics

How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa’s HIV epidemics

Lionel Faull takes us inside the investigation that exposed an ARV-smuggling syndicate that have managed to escape South African justice.
Mark Heywood: 'I was pitched against the very government I had fought for'

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
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.
Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you - and your tax credits

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.
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.