Soap, space & sanitiser: 6 ways to protect yourself from the new coronavirus

South Africa has just confirmed its seventh case of the new coronavirus. Here's what you can do to protect yourself.

Baking your way to better: The ABCs of block therapy in the Eastern Cape

With a pinch of salt and a dash of love, these stroke patients are getting better with the help of cake ingredients.

Could R40 a month buy this community its own ambulances? Here’s why it might

The Eastern Cape just slashed the number of ambulances on its roads by almost half, people are hoping R40 a month...

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...

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.

#HowWeWork: 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.

Meet the healthcare workers filling the gap when doctors and nurses are few and...

When a rural hospital brought this woman into its multidrug-resistant TB programme, it saw a 20% jump in the people who were cured. The catch? She’s not even a doctor.

‘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.

[WATCH] Who will pay for the NHI — will it work like your medical...

Just like your medical scheme, the National Health Insurance scheme will buy health services on your behalf. But in new ways....

A letter to my HIV: ‘Because of you…’

It took her parents, it changed the way she saw herself at times, it reaffirmed her purpose in life ... then...

[WATCH] #Aids2020 study: Dolutegravir doesn’t pose a higher risk for birth defects. Here’s why.

Dolutegravir is part of a three-in-one pill, and unlike other ARVs, can be taken on an empty stomach. Previously, it was thought to hold a risk of birth defects to babies when mothers with HIV fell pregnant while using the drug or used it during the early stages of pregnancy.

[WATCH LIVE] What you need to know about SA’s new HIV drug

Tomorrow, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is expected to announce the rollout of a new blockbuster HIV drug called dolutegravir. But the...

Smoking vs vaping: Which one is worse?

Is vaping really safer than smoking? Take a look at what we really know about the recent craze some say could...

[WATCH] In Marikana’s shadow, sexual violence is no stranger. Meet the men taking a...

In Marikana, distance from clinics prevents victims from getting medical assistance. But this all-male crew are bridging the gaps.

#HowWeWork: Dylan Bush. The one Bhekisisa team member who might finally be ready for...

Meet the person who is usually behind the camera rather than in front of it and find out what it takes...

[VIDEO] Paw patrol: These pooches are helping put child abusers behind bars

For child victims of sexual abuse, testifying in court can be scary and traumatic. Turns out, our furry friends may be able to help. Watch this video and find out more.