[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.
[VIDEO] Anatomy 101: What COVID does to your heart
Reports of a rare heart condition linked to the Pfizer COVID vaccine should not deter teens from getting the jab.
[WATCH] PrEParing to protect yourself: What young people need to know about this free...
HIV prevention pills can reduce your chances of contracting HIV through sex by up to 96%. The pills are becoming easier to access with over 2 000 South African hospitals and clinics making them available for free. We find out how much university students know about this prevention option.
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.
[WATCH] The boosters are here. What does that mean?
For now, booster COVID vaccines are mostly offered to those with weakened immune systems. Here’s what we know about how long COVID shots can protect you.
[WATCH] Getting COVID: Is it safe to go to the movies and soccer stadiums?
December holidays are upon us and so are family braais, going to the movies and sports events. But is it safe to do these things? Well, yes and no. It depends how many people there are, how far they’re sitting from each other and how much ventilation there is.
[WATCH] Is one better than none? Why SA’s teens are only getting half a...
South Africa has enough unused doses of Pfizer vaccines to immunise half of the country’s 6.5-million children aged 12 to 17. This means matriculants will be protected as they sit their final school exams. But they’ll only be getting one dose of the two-shot vaccine.
[WATCH] Fast four: Your questions about COVID jabs & pregnancy answered
Pregnant people are more likely to fall very ill with COVID-19 than those who are not pregnant. This is why experts recommend pregnant people get vaccinated. We answer four questions about how the jabs work during and after pregnancy.
[WATCH] Introduction to immunisation – lessons from rural South Africa
One in three South Africans live in remote, rural areas. This means it’s crucial to reach such areas with COVID vaccines. Here are five solutions from the provinces leading the immunisation race.
[WATCH] In the science kitchen: Making the perfect burger
The scientific process that produced COVID vaccines is complex, but it doesn’t have to be confusing. It’s no more confusing than making a hamburger. Find out why in this short video.
Health Hub | Life with long COVID & when you should speak to teens...
How do you know if you are affected by long COVID? Find out from Dr Rubeshan Perumal, head of the long COVID clinic at Groote Schuur hospital.
Health Hub | Pfizer’s COVID jab is approved for SA teens and how transphobia...
Now that the Pfizer vaccine has been registered for teenagers, when can parents and those 12 years and older expect to get the jab? And trans rights activist and filmmaker Zoey Black shares her story.
Health Hub | Why is J&J moving at a snail’s pace with our vaccine...
We speak to MSF on why J&J is so slow to deliver SA's vaccines and we also discuss the HIV prevention pill with Linda-Gail Bekker and Yogan Pillay.
Health Hub | Tips to convince a friend to get vaccinated and unpacking the...
Gender-based violence and femicide continue to make headlines during women's month. This episode of the Health Hub looks at data behind the killings of women.
[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.
Health Hub | Anthony Fauci answers 18 COVID questions for Health Hub
Bhekisisa's editor-in-chief, Mia Malan, speaks to US infectious diseases expert, Anthony Fauci, about the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons South Africa can learn from how the pandemic has played out in the United States. In this wide-ranging conversation, they discuss global vaccine inequality, the future of international travel and how hesitant people can be encouraged to get vaccinated.