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South Africa confirms almost 1 400 coronavirus cases as country launches mobile testing

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As South Africa's coronavirus lockdown enters its second week, the country will start testing for the new virus in communities. The move is expected...

Modern day slavery: ‘The girls trust the traffickers more than anyone’

For nearly three decades, a thriving sex-trafficking industry has been operating between Nigeria and Italy. Can this woman help break the chain?
Nurse: 'I had to supplement my income. That’s when I got into sex work.'

Nurse: ‘I had to supplement my income. That’s when I got into sex work.’

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Joan Collins* worked as an intensive care nurse in Cape Town. But that's not the only way she made a living.

[Watch it again] Why TB and HIV deaths may increase during COVID-19

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What will happen to HIV and TB under COVID-19? Our editor-in-chief Mia Malan spoke to an excellent panel to answer this question.
Forced abortions: The crime no one is talking about

Forced abortions: The crime no one is talking about

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Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.

‘There is one toilet for eight COVID doctors and this is also used by...

Bhekisisa asked 29 doctors and nurses about their fears, access to protective gear and whether they’ve been tested for COVID-19
There's more to gender than 'men' & 'women'. Here's why.

Health Hub | Pfizer’s COVID jab is approved for SA teens and how transphobia...

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Now that the Pfizer vaccine has been registered for teenagers, when can parents and those 12 years and older expect to get the jab? And trans rights activist and filmmaker Zoey Black shares her story.
Men

Men, booze and rape: What’s the link?

Studies show that there is a strong link between sexual violence and alcohol abuse. Mia Malan explains.

Born before 1986? Here’s how to get a COVID vaccine without an appointment

We look at who can get a COVID vaccine under phase two of South Africa’s national roll-out, what happens when you walk into a site and how the cost of shots are covered.

The booze ban is back: How many hospital beds will it save?

Some South Africans are making a lot of noise about the ban on alcohol sales during the country's COVID-19 response. So why did the country go dry? Take a look at the numbers behind the decision.
Close to death

Close to death, but ‘no medication for foreigners’

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Many refugees flee their own war-torn countries to find safety in South Africa. But the country is not the safe haven they think it will be.

[VIDEO] A tale of two mothers: Inside the losses of South Africa’s femicide epidemic

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Over half of all women killed in South Africa are murdered by their partners. Here are stories from two mothers who lost children to...
Phindi on dating

Phindi on dating, sex and being born with HIV

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Youth delegate at the world Aids conference Phindile Sithole-Spong talks about reclaiming her sexuality after learning she was born with HIV.
'I became a bully because my dad abused my mom'

‘I became a bully because my dad abused my mom’

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Why do children bully? We look at some of the factors that lead to this behaviour.

[WATCH LIVE] Bhekisisa editor-in-chief talks donor-funded journalism at Oxford University

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Watch as Mia Malan presents a public lecture entitled, "Healing words: Innovations in health reporting" at the world-renowned Reuters Institute for the Study of...