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A 10-year investigation finally fingers Southern African ARV thieves

A 10-year investigation finally fingers Southern African ARV thieves

In the late 2000s, a trio of businessmen smuggled expired ARVs from Africa into Europe and sold them at a 4 000% markup. This is why it's news now.
How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa's HIV epidemics

How an international syndicate profited from Southern Africa’s HIV epidemics

Lionel Faull takes us inside the investigation that exposed an ARV-smuggling syndicate that have managed to escape South African justice.
Are South African men more at risk of breast cancer?video

Are South African men more at risk of breast cancer?

Male breast cancer is the same as female breast cancer and men should be checking for lumps as well.
Expired antiretrovirals were allegedly sold at more than 4 000% mark up.

Exposed: Southern African trio ‘sold expired ARVs’ in Europe at a 4 000% markup

Life-saving HIV drugs were allegedly diverted from Africa's public health system to sell in Europe.
Claims about South Africans’ sugar intake unlikely to be correct

Fact Check: Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?

The size of South Africa's super-sized sweet tooth may be over-stated
Some lower functioning Care Haven Psychiatric Centre residents are guided through drawing and reading with a staff member as part of a daily programme to keep them active

The promise and peril of ditching South Africa’s psychiatric hospitals

Community mentalhealth care can be better for patients and health systems if it's done right. Find out how one organisation is making it work.
Mia Malan

Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan nabs CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award

Malan won for her long-form piece, “Diepsloot: Where men think it’s their right to rape.”
Unique South African children may chart new path for HIV vaccines

Unique South African children may chart new path for HIV vaccines

A study conducted among almost 200 South African children is the largest of its kind.
Spoilt for choice: The department of health plans to distribute a billion new Max condoms throughout South Africa.

Silky strawberry is the best condom fit for South Africans

After three years of deliberation and research, the South African health department launches flavoured condoms.
#WhyThisMatters Why should South Africa decriminalise sex work?video

#WhyThisMatters Why should South Africa decriminalise sex work?

Decriminalising sex work could help avert almost half of all new HIV infections globally among workers and clients in the next 10 years.
More than 30 000 people in Zimbabwe have been tested for HIV as part of large-scale population-based HIV assessments expected to take place in up to 20 countries.

Home visits give instant HIV results and data set to guide more than a...

The population assessments of the epidemic in sub-Sahara yields information of benefit to patients and to each nation’s plan of action
Some lawyers literally raid schools for the disabled

Paying it forward: South Africa’s law should give all fathers and adoptive parents paid...

Getting parents more involved in childcare is good for a child’s health and prospects in life. South Africa needs to get with the programme.
What do South Africans want in a condom?video

What do South Africans want in a condom?

Flavoured and studded? Scented and smooth? Find out what South Africans' condom of choice would be.
The 2016 World Aids Day special report focuses on what it will take to reach the 90-90-90 targets to end the Aids epidemic by 2030.

Could South Africa’s next HIV plan call for the decriminalisation of drug use?

Almost 300 000 South Africans will contract HIV this year. The country may be targeting a crucial five-year window to stem the tide of new infections.
What started as a bizarre press release touting a "potential HIV cure" has gone viral leading media houses all over the world to lash out over firm Zion Medical's latest claims.

South Africa is placed on alert for ‘superbug’ as drug-resistant yeast infections rise globally

Health experts warn of a potentially fatal fungal infection that is said to be spreading in hospitals.
Raeez Safar practices yoga at Pollsmoor Prison. The prison is one of about nine nationwide part of a SevaUnite programme that teaches inmates yoga through in-person classes and correspondence.

Mental shift: Yoga makes its way behind the walls of South African prisons

It's World Yoga Day. Mindfulness has seen a resurgence in popularity and is slowly making its way behind the walls of prisons in South Africa.