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Joan van Dyk

Joan van Dyk

    Dying of the light: How Soweto lost its only hospice
    Dying of the light: How Soweto lost its only hospice
    The morning sun cuts through half-open blinds and filters into a deserted ward at HospiceWits, the Soweto branch.
    Did Big Tobacco buy Twitter?
    Did Big Tobacco buy Twitter?
    The tobacco industry is paying social media celebrities in what could be a ploy to undermine new government efforts to curb tobacco use in the...
    Ombud slams doctor, media over allegations of abuse at mental health hospital
    Ombud slams doctor, media over allegations of abuse at mental health hospital
    Health ombud Malegapuru Makgoba has slammed reports...
    Almost half of Khayelitsha primary school learners have experienced sexual violence
    Almost half of Khayelitsha primary school learners have experienced sexual violence
    More than 40% of primary school learners in Khayelitsha township, in Cape Town, have experienced sexual violence at the hands of other learners or...
    'In that moment, it was clear Bongani was destined for great things'
    'In that moment, it was clear Bongani was destined for great things'
    One by one, the world’s leading heart specialists got to their feet. The Barcelona conference room erupted in applause.
    SA slashes new HIV cases by almost half
    SA slashes new HIV cases by almost half
    New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by 44% in the last five years, the country’s latest HIV...
    Does South Africa need a Human Rights Commission?
    Does South Africa need a Human Rights Commission?
    It’s a May morning in 2018 and cancer activists, journalists and politicians are seated around a fluorescent-lit conference room at the offices...
    ‘SA health system is not collapsing’ – Motsoaledi
    ‘SA health system is not collapsing’ – Motsoaledi
    The national health department has sent 200 senior managers, doctors and nurses to help manage hospitals nationwide, health minister Aaron...
    ‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’
    ‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’
    Only one radiation oncologist is left to treat cancer patients in North West, a health department statement shows. ...
    Durban cuts city's only needle exchange programme
    Durban cuts city's only needle exchange programme
    Hundreds of people in the City of eThekwini could be at risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis as the metro cuts the only prevention programme for...
    Who killed Ntombizodwa Matthews? Politics, protest & corruption in the North West
    Who killed Ntombizodwa Matthews? Politics, protest & corruption in the North West
    The singing stopped when the six men lifted the coffin to their hips to carry it from the small marquee tent to the hearse waiting in front of the...