Health workers in the province demand security cameras and personal panic buttons at hospitals because of crime and attacks on nurses and doctors.
But new science doesn't change the fact that women still have too few options when it comes to contraception.
Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan talks to HIV scientist Salim Abdool Karim about his research on risky relationships of young women and older men.
Eshowe has become one of the first SA communities to put test and treat enough people for to reduce new infections in the area.
Under Dlamini's time as minister of social development, centres lost funding for counselling services. Now, no one can say what the future holds.
Police are investigating suspected misconduct involving millions of dollars of funds from donors.
Will Ramaphosa’s new health minister wield enough power to bring recalcitrant MECs to heel?
The bizarre case from Durban is at least the second such case nationally in the last three years.
Women may be paying the price for decades’ old concessions to the medical aid industry.
These health workers presided over one of the deadliest tragedies since the dawn of democracy. Find out why they can still practice.
South Africa’s top public health experts sat down to discuss the safety of e-cigarettes. The verdict? Stay away.
Some people need to seek professional help so that they can learn to accept the death of a loved one
Life-saving medicines are out of reach for many patients but a World Health Organisation meeting held in Johannesburg this week could change that.
When this toddler died at Leratong Hospital, his body disappeared. Here’s what happened when his parents went back there more than a decade later.
Men who have sex with men can now take PrEP before and after sex and be protected from HIV. Here's how it works.
If allegations prove true, it may mean that corruption at the regulator enabled unqualified people to masquerade as doctors and nurses.
Policy bans aid going to foreign groups that support abortion rights as secretary of state Pompeo says: ‘This is decent and right’
New research may finally tell us why SA is always among the first to sound the alarm over drug-resistant strains.
This month, the New African boasts a shocking headline: "We deliberately spread Aids in South Africa." Could that be true?
Men who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before and after sex, instead of every day.
Mali joins the ranks of countries such as Sierra Leone, South Africa & Burkina Faso to provide free healthcare to moms and tots.
In 2003, New Zealand did away with all laws against consensual adult sex work. Activists say South Africa can take a few lessons from it.
The Special Investigating Unit says it is actively targeting fraudsters in the private healthcare sector.
It’s official. Austerity budgets may be here to stay. Here’s how South Africa should be working with what it’s got to provide healthcare.
Women in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo are allegedly being asked for sexual favours in exchange for Ebola treatment.
The philanthropic duo give their two cents or rather $200-million on how to deal with the world's inequalities.
With no money for petrol, many doctors have applied for authorised special leave. But some hospitals have warned there will be consequences.
The World Health Organization launches an inquiry after claims of ‘legendary’ corruption, including racism and sexism.
It’s the age of austerity and it’s bad news for doctors, nurses and patients alike — unless the state can do more with less.
Finally, go where you've always feared to tread at the gym with these four tips.
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways.
Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.