Bhekisisa Team

Health features and news from across Africa by Bhekisisa, the Mail & Guardian's health journalism centre.

One stop to justice: Inside this country’s answer to the Thuthuzela Care Centres

Chikwanekwanes are trying to make it easier for rape survivors to get care, counselling and legal help under one roof but it's easier said than done.

Shot-caller, calculated, master of survival. SA, meet your new health minister.

Will Ramaphosa’s new health minister wield enough power to bring recalcitrant MECs to heel?

Ageing and the secrets of our genes

A rare condition has caused this man’s body to age at super speed. Why?

Should health experts use social media? Here’s why it can be your own printing press

Public health officials and journalists are like two peas in a pot — they need each other.

How did an otherwise healthy man with a broken leg end up dead in a hospital ceiling?

The bizarre case from Durban is at least the second such case nationally in the last three years.

Pregnant? Not on medical aid? You might be footing the bill to bring home baby

Women may be paying the price for decades’ old concessions to the medical aid industry.

This country has upheld its ban on gay sex. Here’s why it could be deadly.

“The failure to decriminalise consensual same-sex relations will undermine Kenya’s aim of reaching universal health coverage,” UNAids says.

Whatever happened to the doctors & nurses involved in the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy

These health workers presided over one of the deadliest tragedies since the dawn of democracy. Find out why they can still practice.

‘Not every day is perfect, but it’s a bit better’

Humanitarian assistance doesn’t always work right away. That doesn’t mean we should stop trying.

‘Go and we die, stay and we starve’: the Ethiopians facing a deadly dilemma

In the rarely visited town of Gedeb, fears are rife over state plans to return 150 000 people to areas they fled because of ethnic violence.

Why medical aids are putting the price of a safe delivery on some women’s pockets

When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose.

Are the medical aids really fleecing you?

There's good news and bad news when it comes to PMBs.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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