Rural hospitals in terminal crisis

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Accessing healthcare in this rural town has never been easy. Shortages of staff as well as medical equipment makes it difficult for this hospital...

A doctor born of hope

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This man from rural Eastern Cape had to travel all the way to Cuba to make his dream of becoming a doctor come true. Now, he is back home and treating patients at the same hospital his mother used to sell fruit in front of when he was a boy.

Is today’s ukuthwala a perversion of an earlier tradition?

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The kidnapping of young girls ignores the 'niceties' of a cultural practice.

‘God make us strong, I beg you, keep Luphumlo alive’

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Mia Malan describes the arduous trek an Eastern Cape woman had to undertake to get medical attention for her sick grandson.

Government bans ‘unsafe’ baby bottles

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A controversial plastic additive is said to affect foetuses and increase the risk of breast cancer.

NHI: History repeats itself

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Universal healthcare schemes traditionally have been met with fierce opposition.

‘I saw the world through the blurry lens of an oxygen...

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With the severe effects of the habit on the unborn child now widely known, why do pregnant mothers refuse to give up?

Dying in the line of duty

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The murder of an Mpumalanga doctor on duty has exposed the lax security at public hospitals.

Bianca learns to Beat It

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An eighth-grade teenager shows how funky and strong her fight against a four-letter word is. Mia Malan reports.