The Bafana Bafana coach’s only option is victory, which will propel the team into the Africa Cup of Nations and secure his job
For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing.
About 15 years after their son died while illegally detained at a deportation centre outside Johannesburg, this family still hasn't found his grave.
When a river and several hours of dirt roads stand between you & the nearest hospital, giving birth can be deadly. One nurse is hoping to change that.
Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages.
It’s been five years since the country prohibited same-sex marriage and LGBTI gatherings, and the climate of fear left in its wake could be deadly.
Unsafe in Somalia and unwanted in Kenya, refugees increasingly risk abduction in search of a better life.
Desperate to reach Europe, migrants from Africa are travelling to Egypt to sell body parts to pay for their passage.
When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.
The continent’s largest film industry has been getting mental health all wrong with dangerous consequences. Now, that’s changing.
Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price.
Zimbabwe’s tight abortion laws aren’t curbing demand, they’re driving them underground — and it’s about to get worse.
Across the continent, women are helping to reimagine a sacred rite of passage in an effort to honour their cultures and spare their bodies.
Virtual reality isn’t just for video games anymore. It’s revolutionising medicine, including the way we manage pain.
Some districts report Caesarean rates of 40%, which is much higher than the 26% national average for public hospitals.
Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?
You made it through the year. Kick back, relax and take a read through the 2018 that was.
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.
Does sex work legislation have an impact on gender-based violence and HIV infection rates? We traveled to Amsterdam and Durban to find out.
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.
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
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.
In a country where pipes can stop short of reaching home, cheap sachets of water sold on the street could be an unlikely solution, but at what cost?
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.
Heads of state discussed one of the world's biggest killers in New York this week — and it was Aaron Motsoaledi who got them together.
Interested in health and social justice reporting and willing to put in the hours to do it? This internship might be for you.
When TB strikes, the fight to live can come at the cost of a way of life for the country's nomads. This could help ease the pain.
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.