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Former Tshwane DA councillor’s damning COVID-19 voice note: ‘Don’t get mad at me when...

Former ward counsillor Shaun Wilkinson has told residents to stop handing out food to the homeless after he mistakenly blamed the death of a child from diarrheal disease on a man searching for food in a bin. Experts say Wilkinson’s comments are abhorrent and demonstrate dangerously little knowledge of how disease actually spreads.
Donations pour in for Diepsloot rape centre

Donations pour in for Diepsloot rape centre

The publication of a Mail & Guardian story has resulted in our readers helping Green Door, which counsels rape survivors
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Close to death, but ‘no medication for foreigners’

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.
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‘Why do you want to be a woman when you are not’: Love, acceptance...

In a world where transgender people face stigma and discrimination every day, these clinics are trying to make their lives easier.
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#TeamBhekisisa: Research, data, spreadsheets & coffee — a day in the life of our...

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.
The Zika link: Small heads and brains

The Zika link: Small heads and brains

The causal link between Zika and foetal abnormalities has been confirmed.
Why you should play with your children

Why you should play with your children

Playtime isn't just about fun and games - find out why it's an important part of young children's development.
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‘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
Love in the time of Ebola: A story of love and connection in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Love in the time of Ebola: A story of love and connection in post-Ebola...

For six months Bankolay Turay and his sweetheart could only communicate via phone and text as the the Ebola crisis swept across West Africa.
How to spot an illegal abortion

How to spot an illegal abortion

Here are three ways to tell whether or not you might be going for an abortion at an illegitimate practitioner.
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Wheelchairs of thunder: Races with a difference

Every year the folks over at Madwaleni Hospital host The Rolling Hills Races for people living with disabilities.
Data-driven TB: Using the numbers to find SA's missing patients

Data-driven TB: Using the numbers to find SA’s missing patients

How community health workers and data can help South Africa get more TB patients on treatment.

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.
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ICYMI: Find out how to apply for the new COVID-19 grant

Find out how to apply for the new COVID-19 grant.
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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.

[Watch it again] Moral injury & mental health: What COVID doctors can learn from...

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.