Have something to say? Find out how to write an opinion piece and get it published

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 we also take with our opinion pieces.

What makes a good op-ed? What can I expect from the editing process? Who do I pitch a possible opinion piece to?

Get the answers to all these questions along with some handy writing tips here before you make a submission. 

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