Videos

Why do men rape?

Is South Africa breeding a nation of abusers and victims? Mia Malan interrogates why sexual violence in the country is so prevalent.

[WATCH] South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak: How it spreads and what to do about it

More than 100 cases of the new virus have been reported in South Africa. Find out what you can expect — and how to protect you and your family.
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[ICYMI] South Africa confirms almost 1 400 coronavirus cases as country launches mobile testing

As South Africa's coronavirus lockdown enters its second week, the country will start testing for the new virus in communities. The move is expected to be only one of many South Africa will make in a bid to test tens of thousands for the new coronavirus.

[ICYMI] 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.

[WATCH] A beginner’s guide to smoking laws

The vaping industry is up in arms because of two new proposed laws. A fight is bound to ensue, but tobacco control is a very particular game. This video will help you get to know the players ahead of public hearings.

[WATCH] How does cholera spread?

Cholera is caused by bacteria that normally comes from the faeces of an infected person. Here’s how you can protect yourself.

#TeamBhekisisa | Colours and cameras: This is how multimedia reporter Yolanda gets the job...

As a multimedia reporter, our Yolanda Mdzeke spends a lot of time behind the scenes. She’s often staring at a screen. Watch this video to find out how she gets the job done.

Health Beat #7 | Weight loss drugs may work — but won’t end obesity...

Losing weight is hard. For many people, diets and exercise don't work in the long term. Genetics can also play a role in people’s body weight (and their ability to lose it). In this month’s episode of our television show, Health Beat, we speak to two people who've used the weight loss drug, semaglutide.

Health Beat | South Africa’s NHI scheme starts hiring before the Bill is passed

Forty-four new National Health Insurance (NHI) positions, based at the national health department head office in Tshwane, will be advertised in the coming weeks and filled by January 2023.
Will smacking your kids make them violent?

Will smacking your kids make them violent?

Experts suggest that banning corporal punishment in the home could lead to a less violent society. Joan van Dyk explains.

[WATCH] Why TB and HIV deaths may increase during COVID-19

What will happen to HIV and TB under COVID-19? Our editor-in-chief Mia Malan spoke to an excellent panel to answer this question.
[WATCH] What is compelled rape?

[WATCH] What is compelled rape?

Sonke Gender Justice's Ariane Nevin explains the difference between rape and compelled rape and how the law treats it.

[VIDEO] A tale of two mothers: Inside the losses of South Africa’s femicide epidemic

Over half of all women killed in South Africa are murdered by their partners. Here are stories from two mothers who lost children to gender-based violence in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga — and what could have been done to prevent this abuse.
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.
Want to write a story people won’t forget? [WATCH] this

Want to write a story people won’t forget? Watch this video

When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.

[WATCH] Books & babies: How to keep young mothers in school

We travelled to the North West for this video, where we spoke to a young mother who fell pregnant when she was 13, but managed to return to school after her pregnancy.