What happened to HIV activist Zackie Achmat?

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Zackie Achmat was one of the most vociferous voices against former president Thabo Mbeki’s HIV denialism in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He now lives in downtown Cape Town and fights state capture — and broken trains.

3 ways COVID sped up SA’s medicine approvals process — and...

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) was forced to speed up its review of new medicines such as vaccines, while still ensuring that they were safe and effective.

Bhekisisa gets a merit award for COVID reporting

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Our team has received a fifth national award for our COVID reporting, this time from the National Press Club for “fearlessly reporting the facts and science” of the pandemic.

Paediatric-Adolescent-Treatment Africa’s plan to end Aids in children once and for...

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As part of a new global alliance launched by UNAids, Unicef and the WHO to end Aids in children, the Paediatric-Adolescent-Treatment Africa (PATA) 2022...

Don’t talk to me, talk to my lawyer: The plan to...

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The Special Investigating Unit has a year to track down dodgy lawyers and patients who file fake medical negligence claims. Plus, a new draft bill proposes that the state pay less for negligence.

[WATCH] How do puberty blockers work? 4 questions answered

People with gender dysphoria are more anxious and depressed than those who don’t have this body discomfort. But that changes once people start gender-affirming treatment. Find out more here.

Life Esidimeni should have fast-tracked – not frozen – SA’s mental...

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The Life Esidimeni tragedy was the worst possible outcome for a move away from psychiatric care, but well-managed community-based mental health care is still a proven way to treat people’s mental illnesses with dignity.

Pushing up daisies – by becoming compost? How you can choose...

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Mainstream methods of burial need to be left in the past as they take a toll on climate change. According to researchers, leaving the body to naturally break down its organic matter until a heap of soil is all that’s left, should be more accessible.

[WATCH] How to get mental health support – for half the...

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Registered counsellors can provide short-term talk therapy including trauma and grief counselling. Here’s where you can find these health workers.

How these pupils from SA’s poorest schools became doctors

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The Umthombo Youth Development Foundation provides bursaries and mentorship to health science students from poor, rural backgrounds. Despite humble beginnings, these students are achieving exceptionally high pass rates. Here’s why.