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Mia Malan

Mia Malan

Mia Malan is the founding director and editor of the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism at the Mail & Guardian. 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.
Shot-caller, calculated, master of survival. SA, meet your new health minister.
Shot-caller, calculated, master of survival. SA, meet your new health minister.
Shot-caller, calculated, master of survival. This is who South Africa’s new health minister, Zweli Mkhize is, analysts say.
Elsa and Nosipho: they both sell sex for a living, but in opposite worlds
Elsa and Nosipho: they both sell sex for a living, but in opposite worlds
It was about 8pm on a cool spring evening when the white police van shuddered to a halt alongside Nosipho Vidima.
Selling sex
Selling sex
It was about 8pm on a cool spring evening when the white police van shuddered to a halt alongside Nosipho.
Think criminalising sex work is in the best interest of people? Think again
Think criminalising sex work is in the best interest of people? Think again
Sex work is not “decent work” and not “a reasonable means to secure a person’s living”, the South African law reform commission declares...
Go inside a day in our newsroom: The realities of donor-funded journalism
Go inside a day in our newsroom: The realities of donor-funded journalism
It’s Monday morning and most reporters across the country are gearing up for daily or weekly diary meeting where they will discuss the day’s...
Why two pills before and after sex could help to save you from HIV
Why two pills before and after sex could help to save you from HIV
Not a single gay man who took two HIV prevention pills before and after sex had contracted HIV within a year thereafter, new research has...
You can't transmit HIV if you take ARVs correctly and are virally suppressed
You can't transmit HIV if you take ARVs correctly and are virally suppressed
Zero risk of HIV transmission via condomless sex. That is what the world’s largest study among HIV-positive gay men, who are on effective...
Think you're going to opt out of the #NHI when it comes? Think again.
Think you're going to opt out of the #NHI when it comes? Think again.
1. Will you be able to say "thanks, but no thanks"? 
Five things the Gauteng health department spent your money on - SIU
Five things the Gauteng health department spent your money on - SIU
A Special Investigation Unit (SIU) report released this week provides new details of more than R1.2-billion in graft at the Gauteng...