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Mia Malan

Mia Malan

Mia Malan is the Mail & Guardian’s health editor and the director of the newspaper’s health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. She heads up a team of seven Johannesburg-based reporters and 10 correspondents in African countries other than South Africa. She loves drama, good wine and strong coffee, not necessarily in that order.
What will it take to end Aids by 2030?
What will it take to end Aids by 2030?
Experts around the world believe we've got what it takes to end the Aids epidemic by 2030. Big scientific breakthroughs and lessons that have been...
More than half of Diepsloot men have raped or beaten a woman in the past year - study
More than half of Diepsloot men have raped or beaten a woman in the past year - study
More than half, 56%, of men in Diepsloot in northern Johannesburg say they’ve either raped or beaten a woman in the past 12 months, according to 
Child rape in Diepsloot: The shocking story that sparked outrage
Child rape in Diepsloot: The shocking story that sparked outrage
In October 2015, Bhekisisa published an article titled Diepsloot: Where men think it is their right to...
Fed-up NHI doctors say they are nothing more than glorified nurses
Fed-up NHI doctors say they are nothing more than glorified nurses
Fewer than one out of three general practitioners contracted by one of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme’s pilot sites believe that the...
Political meddling and hospitals collapsing: How Bhekisisa exposed the Free State's health MEC
Political meddling and hospitals collapsing: How Bhekisisa exposed the Free State's health MEC
Health activists ululated when the Free State's controversial health MEC, Benny Malakoane, was
[From our achives] Former Free State health MEC: They call me a killer, I know I'm a saviour
[From our achives] Former Free State health MEC: They call me a killer, I know I'm a saviour
Benny Malakoane's young children were exuberant when they saw their father "all over the news" on television on the evening of July 10 last...
ANC denies removal of Free State health MEC has to do with fraud and #firebenny
ANC denies removal of Free State health MEC has to do with fraud and #firebenny
The ANC says the removal of the Free State’s controversial health MEC, Benny Malakoane, from his position on Monday has “bogger-all” to do...
[From our archives] 'God make us strong, I beg you, keep Luphumlo alive'
[From our archives] 'God make us strong, I beg you, keep Luphumlo alive'
A few minutes after midnight, on a Saturday in June this year, the wind was howling around the walls of a mud hut in the Zindindi location in the...
[From our archives] The unforgiving days of too much wine and never enough roses
[From our archives] The unforgiving days of too much wine and never enough roses
Charmaine Kok* (34) lifts herself out of a rusted metal chair in her houthok's (wooden shack) kitchen and trudges to her son, Smallie....
The Mail and Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive
The Mail and Guardian apologises: Our Malema tweets were misleading and offensive
On Thursday night the following tweets went out from the Mail & Guardian’s official Twitter account:
[From our archives] Diepsloot: Where men think it's their right to rape
[From our archives] Diepsloot: Where men think it's their right to rape
The sun has just risen over the shacks of Extension 1 in Diepsloot, Johannesburg north. It is a calm Tuesday, just after 6am, in October...