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.
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.
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.
Bhekisisa asked 29 doctors and nurses about their fears, access to protective gear and whether they’ve been tested for COVID-19