Tampon tax: What's the big deal?

Tampon tax: What’s the big deal?

Why are people who menstruate forced to spend at least R40 000 on sanitary products in their lifetime?
What will happen to your medical aid under the NHI?

What will happen to your medical aid under the NHI?

Our Mia Malan explains whether medical aids will be affordable under the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.
Caesarean section or vaginal birth

Caesarean section or vaginal birth, which is best for you?

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Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
Why is prostate cancer more aggressive in black men?

Why is prostate cancer more aggressive in black men?

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It's not yet known why prostate cancer affects black men worse than their white counterparts, but if you're a black man over 40, get yourself checked.
Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Finding my father's grave

Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Finding my father’s grave

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Time is running out for hundreds of families who may never find the final resting place of loved ones lost to Ebola.
#WhyThisMatters Why should South Africa decriminalise sex work?

#WhyThisMatters Why should South Africa decriminalise sex work?

Decriminalising sex work could help avert almost half of all new HIV infections globally among workers and clients in the next 10 years.
Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: The baby is ours

Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: The baby is ours

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Many families faced financial hardship during the outbreak. Some men took advantage of young girls, offering support in return for sex.
What do South Africans want in a condom?

What do South Africans want in a condom?

Flavoured and studded? Scented and smooth? Find out what South Africans' condom of choice would be.
Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Closed for business

Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Closed for business

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During the Ebola crisis, banks, borders and markets were closed for over six months. The ban on Sunday markets still hasn't been lifted.
Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Gaddafi and the Tripoli Boys gang help Freetown

Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Gaddafi and the Tripoli Boys gang help Freetown

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When Ebola hit an overcrowded slum in Freetown people feared the worst. But a gang of unlikely heroes emerged to help the community.
For better or worse: Tales of love and loss from post-Ebola Sierra Leone

For better or worse: Tales of love and loss from post-Ebola Sierra Leone

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Ebola tore into the fabric of family life, and the relationships that bind them. These are two similar stories, with very different endings.
Football is coming home at last: Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Football is coming home at last: Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone

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After almost two years, the nation comes together to watch the national football team play its first match on home turf.
Clean break: One street beggar's story of triumph in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Clean break: One street beggar’s story of triumph in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

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At the peak of the Ebola crisis, the government in Sierra Leone implemented a national lockdown. One man used this time to upskill himself.
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...

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For six months Bankolay Turay and his sweetheart could only communicate via phone and text as the the Ebola crisis swept across West Africa.
The condom showdown: We put government’s new 'love gloves' to the test

[From our archives] The condom showdown: We put government’s new ‘love gloves’ to the...

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The South African department of health's free condoms go head-to-head with the name brand competition.