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Joan van Dyk

Joan van Dyk

    Big Tobacco’s R1m for UCT stubbed out
    Big Tobacco’s R1m for UCT stubbed out
    The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) department of psychiatry and mental health agreed to take more than R1-million from a foundation funded by...
    An SMS a day keeps teens alive
    An SMS a day keeps teens alive
    It was July 2018, Amsterdam.
    New smoke signals: Is Big Tobacco using influencers to illegally punt new products?
    New smoke signals: Is Big Tobacco using influencers to illegally punt new products?
    Tobacco companies are banned from advertising their products, but when they reach out to social media influencers they could blur the lines between...
    Smoke, spies and lies: Should you throw away your e-cigarette?
    Smoke, spies and lies: Should you throw away your e-cigarette?
    The woman picks up her black leather briefcase, and with her head high, marches out of the conference room of the postgraduate club house at the...
    SA just endorsed a draft resolution that could bring Big Pharma to its knees
    SA just endorsed a draft resolution that could bring Big Pharma to its knees
    The prisoner’s heart is pounding in his chest.
    Seven things that will make you think twice about the cost of medicine
    Seven things that will make you think twice about the cost of medicine
    By 15:00 on Thursday, more than ten police vans were idling at the entrance of Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park, where the World Health Organisation (WHO) is hosting the second Fair Pricing Forum this week....
    Meet the man behind the search for his child who died on #Bosasa’s watch
    Meet the man behind the search for his child who died on #Bosasa’s watch
    I could see my son, Sinoxolo, lying in the hospital bed when he was still alive. I...
    Undercover researchers went into doctors' rooms. You won't believe what they found.
    Undercover researchers went into doctors' rooms. You won't believe what they found.
    Three-quarters of patients sent to doctors and clinics in South Africa were prescribed antibiotics for no reason, a new study has found.
    Bosasa to dead toddler's family: If you want answers, you'll have to PAIA us
    Bosasa to dead toddler's family: If you want answers, you'll have to PAIA us
    José Malumbu’s gold ring clangs as he throws his fist against the door frame of a small administrative office inside Leratong Hospital in...
    This popular birth control shot is out of stock for the second year running. Read why
    This popular birth control shot is out of stock for the second year running. Read why
    For many women in Rustenburg’s Bojanala Platinum District, Kgaladi Mphahlele is the first person they see after an abortion. 
    He would ransom the pills for something more precious than profit: His wife’s life
    He would ransom the pills for something more precious than profit: His wife’s life
    The “fasten seatbelt” sign switched off. Jaco Uys* moved to stand after the more than 12-hour flight from muggy Mumbai. The greying man threw...
    Cost of corruption – How a toddler  died at Bosasa’s detention centre
    Cost of corruption – How a toddler  died at Bosasa’s detention centre
    Irene Malumbu felt the handcuffs click over both her wrists.