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Joan van Dyk

Joan van Dyk

    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.
    Durban delays re-opening of city's only needle exchange programme
    Durban delays re-opening of city's only needle exchange programme
    More than six months after the City of eThekwini closed its only needle exchange programme, negotiations between the city and the project’s staff...
    Plant, pick, pack: Finding Mpumalanga's missing fruit pickers
    Plant, pick, pack: Finding Mpumalanga's missing fruit pickers
    Orange juice spills over three-year-old Vultari Chauke’s chin. In her tiny, sticky hand are two more segments of fruit — she’s holding on...
    Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare
    Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare
    Whether the  National Health Insurance (NHI) succeeds or...
    'If climate change goes on as is, people will need to be relocated – we need a plan'
    'If climate change goes on as is, people will need to be relocated – we need a plan'
    Governments around the globe could fail to care for the increasing number of people forced from their countries as climate change and conflict...
    Love & other drugs: Men could make all the difference  in keeping your baby HIV free
    Love & other drugs: Men could make all the difference in keeping your baby HIV free
    Ntana Mhlongo, 31, looks down shyly as she describes her partner Zakhele Sibiya. Despite her efforts to hide her face, a smile lights up her...
    The tobacco industry says vaping is 95% safer than smoking. Should you believe it?
    The tobacco industry says vaping is 95% safer than smoking. Should you believe it?
    The electronic cigarette and tobacco industries may be using dodgy, old data about the safety of e-cigarettes in public pleas for kinder regulation....
    South Africa makes history: an HIV-positive mom donates her liver
    South Africa makes history: an HIV-positive mom donates her liver
    Surgeons from the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre have become the first in the world to transplant a liver from an HIV-positive donor to an...