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#TeamBhekisisa | From 2013 to 2023: Here’s what’s in a day’s work for Bhekisisa founder Mia Malan

  • In 2013, Mia Malan founded Bhekisisa as the health desk of the Mail & Guardian. In 2019, the centre left the newspaper to become an independent media organisation which distributes its copy for free to five mainstream publications in South Africa.
  • Malan is responsible for the quality of Bhekisisa’s products, the centre’s editorial direction and vision, fundraising and visibility. She’s also a regular speaker and moderator at journalism and health events and also conducts training workshops.
  • For her passion, narrative journalism, there’s currently little time. But it’s at the cost of a larger goal, she says: creating the next generation of health journalists.

Dylan Bush was a health journalist at Bhekisisa from February 2016 to September 2023.