The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bhekisisa is one of only a few media outlets in the Global South specialising in solutions-based narrative features and analysis. We not only uncover problems but also critically evaluate the solutions meant to fix them.

It’s an approach that we carry through to the opinion pieces we commission and accept from activists, citizens, researchers and policymakers. Thinking about pitching a possible op-ed? Make sure to read our guidelines first.

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You can reach us on +27 (0)66 347 4114 or via [email protected].


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The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism subscribes to the Code of Ethics and Conduct for South African Print and Online Media that prescribes news that is truthful, accurate, fair and balanced. If we don’t live up to the Code, within 20 days of the date of publication of the material, please contact the Public Advocate at 011 484 3612, fax: 011 484 3619. You can also contact the Case Officer on [email protected] or lodge a complaint on this website: