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Mia Malan

Mia Malan

Mia Malan is the Mail & Guardian’s award-winning health editor and the founding director of the newspaper’s health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. She heads up a team of fifteen permanent and freelance staff members. She loves drama, good wine and strong coffee, not necessarily in that order.
Rape and (in)justice: 340 guilty verdicts from 3952 cases
Rape and (in)justice: 340 guilty verdicts from 3952 cases
A rape survivor in South Africa who summons up the courage to report the crime to the police has less than a one in 10 chance of seeing the...
[EXCLUSIVE] If you were raped, here are your chances of finding justice
[EXCLUSIVE] If you were raped, here are your chances of finding justice
A rape survivor who manages to summon the courage to report the crime has a less than one in 10 chance of seeing their rapist convicted, says a new...
Are abused boys more likely to become violent men?
Are abused boys more likely to become violent men?
Why do men abuse women? There’s no one answer, but research around the world have repeatedly shown that boys who were abused as children...
'I will rape them personally, those drunkard women in the short dresses'
'I will rape them personally, those drunkard women in the short dresses'
Brown Lekekela heads over to the flipchart that hides a red and gold advert for Lion Lager emblazoned with the words “choose with pride”. Using a...
How to defy Zuma - and survive to tell the tale
How to defy Zuma - and survive to tell the tale
Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi knows the political consequences of firing him weigh heavier than the repercussions of keeping him on in his...
Is 'all-in-one healthcare' a dream?
Is 'all-in-one healthcare' a dream?
Imagine walking into a primary healthcare clinic in the rural Eastern Cape where a nurse is able to diagnose complex forms of drug-resistant tuberculosis...
How much sugar do you drink?
How much sugar do you drink?
Sugar should make up less than 10% of our daily energy intake, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines. That works out to about 50g or 12...
#SONA2017: Mbete refuses moment of silence for 94 dead mental health patients
#SONA2017: Mbete refuses moment of silence for 94 dead mental health patients
President Jacob Zuma wants national Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to have more power over health MECs in provinces. "We welcome the recommendations of the health ombudsman that there is an urgent need to review the 
Health MEC quits as patient death tally almost triples
Health MEC quits as patient death tally almost triples
Political parties and civil rights organisations have welcomed the  resignation of
[From our archives] 'I saw the world through the blurry lens of an oxygen tent'
[From our archives] 'I saw the world through the blurry lens of an oxygen tent'
When Michael Engelbrecht* (39) from Port Elizabeth visited a pulmonologist three years ago, the physician asked him when he'd started smoking.
[From our archives] Could pap help cut your cancer risk?
[From our archives] Could pap help cut your cancer risk?
South Africa has one of the highest colon cancer rates in the world, and braaied red meat is the chief culprit.