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#TeamBhekisisa: What’s it like to run a health journalism centre? Ask Mia Malan

Meet the woman who started Bhekisisa way back in 2013. Killer narrative feature writer and donor-funded journalism extraordinaire.
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ICYMI: All public schools will be closed for the next four weeks

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation about the country’s ongoing measures to manage the spread of the coronavirus through the implementation of a risk-adjusted strategy.

WATCH NOW: National COVID-19 taskforce briefs nation on status of the coronavirus lockdown

As day one of the country's 21-day lockdown draws to a close, ministers are expected to outline the state of the...
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Ramaphosa: COVID-19 lockdown regulations to ease on 1 May but it’s not business as...

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, addresses the nation on the measures to be taken to re-open the country and move beyond the nation-wide lockdown.
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#TeamBhekisisa: Research, science, and stories — here’s what goes into being a health reporter...

Go behind the scenes of what becoming a health reporter during COVID-19 looks like with Aisha Abdool Karim.
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[Watch it again] What will South Africa’s new level three lockdown regulations mean for...

Ministers Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Ebrahim Patel briefed the nation on what new, level three lockdown regulations will look like as the...
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What is herd immunity anyway? Here’s how many people South Africa should vaccinate

At the start of the year, the health department unveiled its plan to vaccinate 40-million South Africans as part of a three-phase roll-out. They said 67% of the population would need to be vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity. Here’s why ending COVID is not that simple.

Inside South Africa’s quest for an HIV vaccine in under two minutes

The Uhambo vaccine trial may be over but South Africa’s search for a jab that could prevent HIV globally isn’t.
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Winter queues and COVID grants: ‘We are hungry and sleep here every day’

Imagine lining up for days for R350 or a small pension. You run out of food, share blankets and huddle together to brace against the cold — because it’s the only way you know to survive.

Will COVID-19 make people with HIV sicker than others?

As the numbers of those infected with COVID-19 continue to rise in South Africa, we look at what this could mean for those with HIV.

ICYMI: More than 1,5 million workers to return to work from 1 May

That includes legal and acconting services, manufacturing, and retail, minister of trade and industry Ebrahim Patel explained. Watch the full briefing...
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eThembeni residents living in excrement: ‘We are citizens too’

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.

[Watch it again] Health minister briefing on COVID-19 plans for level 3 lockdown

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, joined by members of the Ministerial Advisory Committee, senior officials from the Department of Health and the leadership of Health Entities including SAHPRA, NHLS and NICD will hold a press briefing on COVID-19 health interventions ahead of the country’s move to alert level three.
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The fierce & fearless glow up: ‘Screw it, I’m going to wear heels and...

Growing up wasn’t easy for Miss Jasmine Rose Juicy, a transgender woman from the Eastern Cape. But nothing could stand in...
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Inside Nasrec field hospital’s red zone

Research shows that COVID-19 positive patients on oxygen are often depressed and anxious. Here's how one health facility deals with it.
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Coronavirus cases top 1 300 as country heads towards massive screening campaign

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Monday, 30 March 2020, address the nation on the measures currently being undertaken to contain the...