Being the white mother of a black child has been a salutary lesson in race awareness for Belinda Beresford.
Lebo Ramafoko of Soul City has been enduring years of abuse from an ex-partner. She has decided to 'walk the talk' and be open about her experiences.
Asymptomatic patients and poor sanitary conditions increase the risk of cholera spreading beyond Zimbabwe, writes Belinda Beresford
The tie between health and wealth has held true for most of the world, and for as long as there appear to have been economists to notice it.
Rarely in South Africa can a minister have come to power carrying such a weight of expectation as Barbara Hogan.
HIV is thought to have a kill rate of close to 100%, higher than even the notorious haemorrhagic diseases such as Ebola.
One of the most lethal viruses known to science has made its appearance in Africa, but naming it has been held up by political sensitivities.
The most basic way of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV appears to cause resistance to one of the key anti-HIV drugs in women.
Almost half of SA's adults are too fat. The health risks are huge: heart-related illness, often triggered by obesity, is the second-biggest killer.