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 will give their loved ones a fighting chance if the worst happens.
#AIDS2016: Pop-up radio booth gives voice to youth from across Africa
The Children's Radio Foundation has brought youth from Tanzania, Zambia and others to broadcast live on issues that matter to young people.
Are sex workers forced into their jobs?
Sex workers in South Africa want their profession decriminalised, a view supported by many medical professionals and civil society organisations.
Stories from post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Closed for business
During the Ebola crisis, banks, borders and markets were closed for over six months. The ban on Sunday markets still hasn't been lifted.
[WATCH] How does testosterone treatment help transgender men?
Testosterone treatment can help ease psychological distress for transgender men because it results in changes that make them feel more at home in their bodies, such as a beard and a deeper voice.
Bhekisisa: Why we’re here
Bhekisisa is expanding. We will tell Africa’s health stories and focus on solutions-based health journalism. Find out more here.
Our bodies are not your crime scene: A portrait of GBV in South Africa
In August, a march to the Langa police station to address dismissal and obstruction of gender-based violence cases ended with protestors being shot at and arrested. But this issue is not unique to Langa. Less than one in 10 rape cases receive a guilty verdict in South Africa. In our latest partnership with Eh!Woza, these survivors share their stories.
[WATCH] What are breakthrough infections?
There is a small chance you can get COVID after being vaccinated. But you should still get the jab. We break down the what, why and how of COVID-19 breakthrough infections.
Three reasons not to take animal medicine
The use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 remains unproven with little to no evidence that it works. Although the medication can now be legally accessed with a doctor’s supervision, some people continue to use the animal version of the drug. Here’s why that’s dangerous.
Behind the tragic stories we cover
Ever wondered how journalists report on such horrific stories? Ina Skosana explains the process.
How to know if you’re exercising hard enough
To keep your heart happy and healthy you should be exercising for between 150 - 300 minutes a week. Watch this short video for other useful tips on how to exercise properly.
How your period could be messing with your mental health
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a diagnosable mental health condition. Never heard of it? You're not alone.
[Watch it again] Parts of South Africa likely to move to level three lockdown...
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation Wednesday night about the country's ongoing measures to manage the spread of the coronavirus through the implementation of a risk-adjusted strategy
What can TB learn from HIV?
How HIV experts may be able to help crack the code and find SA's missing TB patients.
Why you shouldn’t be ashamed of your period
When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.