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Ina Skosana

Ina Skosana

Ina Skosana is a journalist at Bhekisisa, the Mail & Guardian’s centre for health journalism. She is known for heading out into remote, rural provinces to report on health and social issues in towns most people have never heard of and has a passion for telling people’s stories. 
Prudence Mabele: "I have seen ARVs save lives"
Prudence Mabele: "I have seen ARVs save lives"
In 2004, more than 500 traditional healers took to the streets in protest against the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). They accused the HIV...
Will my medical expenses get paid if I become suicidal?
Will my medical expenses get paid if I become suicidal?
Katlego Badimo sits quietly on the white leather couch in his lounge. Resting his elbows on his knees he stares out of the window. It is a warm...
Unearthing the salt hidden in your diet
Unearthing the salt hidden in your diet
Hypertension is one of the top 10 causes of death in South Africa, according to data from 
Why South Africa is sad - and getting sadder
Why South Africa is sad - and getting sadder
People who live in Somalia are happier those in South Africa – despite the large gap in development and social security between the two countries,...
#SizaMap: Where to get a safe, legal abortion in SA
#SizaMap: Where to get a safe, legal abortion in SA
Abortion has been legal in South Africa for more than 20 years, yet the black market for backstreet abortions still flourishes.
This disposable piece of technology might save your life – if you can afford it
This disposable piece of technology might save your life – if you can afford it
Jane Makhubu wakes up from a restless sleep. Her husband Jerry complained about not feeling well the night before and she is worried.
When is an abortion legal?
When is an abortion legal?
Abortion has been legal in South Africa for more than 20 years but many women are still having unsafe abortions, performed by unqualified people....
'It didn't take long for [the fetus] to come out. There was a human-like form.'
'It didn't take long for [the fetus] to come out. There was a human-like form.'
The young woman started undressing while the man prepared the medication, breaking one tablet in half. She took off her jeans and her panties and...
Less than 7% of health facilities nationwide offer abortions - Amnesty International
Less than 7% of health facilities nationwide offer abortions - Amnesty International
Less than 7% of the country's 3 880 health...
Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer
Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among black men in the United States, Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a 2013 study in the journal Prostate Cancer....
[From our archives] When lightening strikes it brings pale ailments
[From our archives] When lightening strikes it brings pale ailments
Lucky Shezi’s house is small and crammed. "I try to keep my house clean, but it really needs the touch of a woman," he says.
[From our archives] Zamani - the hero of Hlabisa
[From our archives] Zamani - the hero of Hlabisa
'What bothered me the most was when a sick person got into the taxi and you saw how the people around them would discriminate against them. They...