In August, a march to the Langa police station to address dismissal and obstruction of gender-based violence cases ended with protestors being shot at and arrested. But this issue is not unique to Langa. Less than one in 10 rape cases receive a guilty verdict in South Africa. In our latest partnership with Eh!Woza, these survivors share their stories.
Addressing sexual and gender-based violence in communities means undoing years of harmful messaging around masculinity. Find out how these men are trying to bring solutions to the table, in our latest partnership with Eh!Woza.
In this webinar, we bring you the experiences of three people with HIV who have worked their way through stigma, the side-effects of antiretroviral treatment and living with a chronic condition.
Residents of Masakhane in eMalahleni have never had running water. Instead they have to use buckets and wheelbarrows to carry water from one of the 33 JoJo tanks in the area. But these tanks are not filled regularly, leaving community members to wonder when they’ll next have access to this basic service.
Increasing the amount of testing for COVID-19 is the best way to see how widespread the outbreak is. South Africa recently approved its third kind of coronavirus test — an antigen test. But how does it work and what sets it apart from the others on offer?
It's been over two months since a sewage pipe burst, leaving people living in this area to face serious health hazards. But the City of Cape Town is unwilling to assist.
Go behind the scenes of what becoming a health reporter during COVID-19 looks like with Aisha Abdool Karim.
After two years, the residents in this settlement are still struggling to access basic services. The almost 5 000 houses in this area do not have access to running water or electricity and have at least 38 people sharing a toilet.
How do you think about, measure and communicate impact as a donor-funded newsroom? — It’s all part of a day’s work for our impact and engagement officer. Meet our Gopolang Makou.
In this webinar, Bhekisisa editor, Mia Malan, is in conversation with an Eastern Cape COVID doctor, HIV physician and a psychiatrist about the mental health challenges epidemics pose to health workers.
South Africa will most probably move down to lockdown level 1 tonight. Watch President Cyril Ramaphosa live.
Antibody tests are different to the PCR tests we've been using until now. But should you go for one? Watch this video to find out.
During South Africa’s national COVID-19 lockdown, there have been a string of evictions by the City of Cape Town. A recent judgement ruled that the city is not allowed to evict people or demolish their homes without a court order. But for some, it’s already too late.
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa address to the nation on Saturday, 15 August 2020, the National Coronavirus Command Council will brief the media on the regulations as South Africa moves to level two of its national lockdown for COVID-19.
Most of the restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have been lifted. The 10pm to 4am curfew remains. Watch the President’s speech for more details.
Research shows that COVID-19 positive patients on oxygen are often depressed and anxious. Here's how one health facility deals with it.