Joan Van Dyk

Dying of the light: How Soweto lost its only hospice

Hospice isn't just a place to die but funding cuts – and that perception – could be killing our chances of a kinder death as refuges close

Did Big Tobacco buy Twitter?

There's more to the data — and social media — backing the latest tobacco-funded ad campaign.

Ombud slams doctor, media over allegations of abuse at mental health hospital

Makgoba says a statistical error led doctor to greatly overestimate patient deaths.

Almost half of Khayelitsha primary school learners have experienced sexual violence

The youngest children are the ones most at risk — and less likely to report it.

‘In that moment, it was clear Bongani was destined for great things’

Late UCT Medical School dean Bongani Mayosi pioneered the response to a little known but common heart disease at home and across the continent.

SA slashes new HIV cases by almost half

The country’s investments in HIV treatment and prevention are paying off, leading to huge reductions in new infections

Does South Africa need a Human Rights Commission?

History repeats as old health emergencies emerge anew. Is the health ombud the person to lead fights the Human Rights Commission started?

‘SA health system is not collapsing’ – Motsoaledi

National health department deploys 200 officials to country’s beleaguered hospitals

‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’

Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013.

Durban cuts city’s only needle exchange programme

A tale of two cities: Durban ditches drug users while Tshwane becomes the first city in SA to pioneer and fund new ways to keep them safe.

Who killed Ntombizodwa Matthews? Politics, protest & corruption in the North West

A month after she was wheeled out of a North West hospital in a barrow, Ntombizodwa Matthews met her end. Her family blames politics for her death.

Cancer Crisis: Where are South Africa’s radiation oncologists? Find out

Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist — or less.

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