This province reported skyrocketing rates of teen pregnancy but behind the figures lies a story about sex, knowledge and data.
Here's the story of the Treatment Action Campaign or how a handful of people created a global movement that changed the world.
In this province, the agricultural and mining sectors draw thousands of workers each year – and then they disappear. Here’s why we need to find them.
Report unearths neglect in Kenyan institutions, yet discrimination means children may be at risk of being killed if they remain in communities
From Amsterdam’s glittering canals to Durban’s dark streets, take a look at how the world legislates sex — and why it matters.
For many people with severe mental illnesses, these special wards can be a lifeline and the first step to care — if they can get there.
Men can help to prevent new HIV infections by showing up for their partners. Here’s how:
Meet a South African getting her HIV medication at the press of a button.
A week. That's how long most newborns who die will make it in South Africa. But there may be hope yet for the country's tiniest patients
For transgender people, gender-affirming care can be a matter of life and death. But medical aids still see it as a choice rather than a necessity.
Go inside one of the country's most dangerous jobs.
Here's how northwest Kenya gets nomadic families to health services.
Obstetrician Eddie Mhlanga often had to attend to women who had unsafe abortions during apartheid, when abortion was illegal in South Africa.
Know what The Hunt for Red October is? We’re not talking about the Sean Connery movie, we’re talking about your period.
The real revolution is yet to come when it relates to the country’s opioid epidemic.
Hospice isn't just a place to die but funding cuts – and that perception – could be killing our chances of a kinder death as refuges close
Shame doesn't start when menstruation begins. It is built in slow steps.
In many ways, violence is like cholera, passing from person to person and treating it in similar ways is working to reduce it.
When one man was on his deathbed, his family knew how he wanted to die and could respect that.
If a man dies in the Central African Republic, his wife is at risk of being evicted from their home by his relatives.
Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.
Abortion has been legal for more than 20 years in SA but many people still don't know when or where they can get safe terminations. These can help.
Bhekisisa's new manual provides handy information on abortion data in South Africa, how procedures work and what the law says.
The reality is many of us look at water like we do a takeaway container.
For millennials, it ain't looking good, but are hard-hitting campaigns just fat-shaming and counterproductive?
Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh will be the first African head of state to be tried for violating the rights of HIV-positive people.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of children die gasping for air. This could help to change that.
A horrifying experience at an illegal abortion provider led Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile to use social media to help women access safe abortion services
Terminally ill patients in the province have little access to pain relief, or basic care. Here's one man's story.
The families of the nearly 150 mental health patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy will know today how much they will be compensated.
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
Until two years ago, it was Sibonelo Gumede’s job to help developers get rid of people who used drugs in neighbourhoods. Then his life changed.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.