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'If climate change goes on as is, people will need to be relocated – we need a plan'

Joan van Dyk

Few governments are prepared to care for the people forced to leave their countries as a result of conflict or climate change. Here's why.


WATCH: How far is South Africa in the fight against HIV and TB? Find out.

Bhekisisa team

South Africa boasts the world’s largest HIV treatment programme but are provinces ready to take the lead?


SA to launch plan to tackle gender-based violence. Read Ramaphosa's speech here.

Bhekisisa team

"Twenty-thousand people were killed in the past year. The majority of killers and victims are men," Ramaphosa says at summit.


Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room

Nelisiwe Msomi

Finding gender-affirming care can be tough but there are some tips and resources to help.


Hlongwa, Mahlangu remain on high-level ANC body despite ban on public office

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Read the ANC Gauteng executive committee statement on embattled former health MECs Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu as well as former Emfuleni mayor.


Go inside a day in our newsroom: The realities of donor-funded journalism

Mia Malan

What’s a day in a donor-funded journalism centre like? Mia Malan reveals all in her latest article for the journal of African Journalism Studies.


The National Health Insurance: Who's in, who's out and how much will it cost

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

The NHI was the centre of this weekend’s presidential health summit. Now the pressure is mounting for Treasury to figure out how to fund it.


SIU hones in on healthcare sector: 'Prosecutions have to follow'

Bhekisisa team

After two days of deliberations on the National Health Insurance, delegates are expected to summarise findings and present the way forward.


Mabuza: ‘The NHI must not negate private health schemes for those who desire them’

Bhekisisa team

Read what Deputy President David Mabuza had to say about primary health care and the NHI in his Presidential Health Summit speech.


Watch live: Mabuza, Motsoaledi meet with unions and private sector to discuss NHI

Bhekisisa team

Motsoaledi is expected to join experts, academics and business to discuss how NHI will be financed and the private sector's involvement.


One year on: Relive SA's historic Life Esidimeni arbitration

The deaths of at least 144 mental health patients shook SA to its core and led to a historic arbitration that lasted more than 40 days.


Minister condemns plans for first LGBTI centre as ‘criminal act’

Samuel Okiror

Ugandan campaigners are warned they will break the country's anti-homosexuality law if they open the safe space.


The tobacco industry says vaping is 95% safer than smoking. Should you believe it?

Joan van Dyk

Find out what you need to know with this latest article in our series separating tobacco fact from fiction.


People are still being shackled and tortured for living with this disease

Roxy de Villiers

The Life Esidimeni tragedy makes headlines again in a new global report.


What you need to know about SA’s historic liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor

Bhekisisa team

How could a baby get an organ from a person living with HIV and not automatically contract the virus? The experts weigh in.


Why this legal drug may put you at risk for a killer infectious disease

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

That tot or two might be putting you at risk for...an infectious disease? Find out what you need to know.


WATCH: SA conducts first ever transplant from HIV-positive mom to HIV-negative child

Bhekisisa team

Watch live as the University of the Witwatersrand announces this groundbreaking liver transplant.


Showdown: SA takes on the US for cheaper drugs

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

When the US went to bat for Big Pharma in the fight against this killer disease, South Africa wasn’t having any of it. Here’s what happened next.


SA experimental TB vaccine is the first in almost a century to slash new TB cases

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Scroll down to read the latest trial results as part of our live blog from the UN's recent high level meeting on TB


What to expect from the world’s first high-level UN meeting on TB

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

Ramaphosa and Motsoaledi are expected to draw high praise at a UN meeting this week. Find out why.


Did Big Tobacco buy Twitter?

Joan van Dyk

There's more to the data — and social media — backing the latest tobacco-funded ad campaign.


Almost three out of four specialist medical posts are vacant in this province

Nelisiwe Msomi

And about half of its ambulances are standing idle.


No evidence of ‘fake food’, but tap water is sold as spring water, Motsoaledi says

Bhekisisa team

But inspectors uncover counterfeit bottled water and spices.


How readers like you are helping flip the script on illegal abortion providers.

Bhekisisa team

We teamed up with readers and translators to create some of the first graphics ever on abortion in all South Africa's official languages.


Read South Africa's national HIV and TB plan 2017-2022

Bhekisisa team

The strategy aims to, for instance, slash new HIV infections by more than 60%.


Ombud slams doctor, media over allegations of abuse at mental health hospital

Joan van Dyk

Makgoba says a statistical error led doctor to greatly overestimate patient deaths.


Read the health ombud's full report into alleged abuse at Tower Psychiatric Hospital

Bhekisisa team

The Eastern Cape's Tower Hospital was billed as the country's next "Life Esidimeni".


Could this protect hundreds of children from being raped?

Nelisiwe Msomi

Life Orientation 2.0? Why it may be time for a new take on an old subject.


'I told Mahlangu, you must leave the country, go into exile for two years.'

In Life Esidimeni, we can see the ghosts of our past. Read why.


SA needs R4-billion to fight this killer virus you may never have heard of

Pontsho Pilane

Newer, lifesaving drugs for South Africa's "silent" killer aren't yet available in the country.