Health MEC: ‘Esidimeni wasn’t my responsibility’
The former Gauteng health MEC says it wasn't her job to visit organisations prior to transferring state patients into their care.
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.
[LISTEN] Why people who got the smallpox vaccine are less likely to get monkeypox
South Africa's second monkeypox case was confirmed on Tuesday — a 32-year old man from Cape Town. The first case was confirmed on June 22 and was a male, 30, from Johannesburg. Neither of them have a travel history.
[WATCH] Is it time to buy a cloth mask?
Wearing a cloth mask won’t protect you from the new coronavirus, but it will protect those around you if you’re infected. Confused? Listen to what Salim Abdool Karim had to say in his presentation.
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.
[LISTEN] Will the TB vaccine you got as a baby protect you against COVID-19?
If you’ve heard that the BCG vaccine will keep you safe from the new coronavirus, you’ve heard wrong. There’s no evidence to back this yet, says Salim Abdool Karim.
[LISTEN] Health MEC: ‘#LifeEsidimeni families’ voices were muffled’
New Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa speaks about the Life Esidimeni tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 94 mental health patients.
[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] 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] ‘We’ve failed as clinicians’: This HIV doctor is changing how he treats overweight...
HIV doctor Francois Venter explains why the treatment of obese people reminds him of the bad old days of the HIV epidemic.
[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] Will SA extend its national lockdown … again?
Listen to world-renowned epidemiologist, Salim Abdool Karim, explain what factors will determine whether or not South Africa extends its national lockdown — again.
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.
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.
#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] 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.