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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.
We answer seven of your burning questions about the NHI
We answer seven of your burning questions about the NHI
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...
Limos & spas: SIU reveals details of ANC chief whip Hlongwa's role in R1.2b graft
Limos & spas: SIU reveals details of ANC chief whip Hlongwa's role in R1.2b graft
Limousine-chauffeured luxury spa treatments, blatant graft and jobs for cash are just some of the allegedly corrupt activities the ANC’s Gauteng...
Eight ways to make HIV stories meaningful
Eight ways to make HIV stories meaningful
1. Give it human face
[EXCLUSIVE] Motsoaledi: 'I can't prevent health crises because my hands are tied'
[EXCLUSIVE] Motsoaledi: 'I can't prevent health crises because my hands are tied'
Cosatu has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to remove Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
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...
Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa
Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa
South Africa has slashed its maternal mortality death ratios in public health hospitals by almost a third (29%) within seven years. Between 2009...
#LifeEsidimeni: In six weeks we'll know if Qedani Mahlangu will be prosecuted
#LifeEsidimeni: In six weeks we'll know if Qedani Mahlangu will be prosecuted
The R135‑million in constitutional damages
#LifeEsidimeni judge: 'Government violated the Constitution'
#LifeEsidimeni judge: 'Government violated the Constitution'
The Gauteng government has been ordered to pay each of the 135  Life Esidimeni claimants R1-million in Constitutional damages as "appropriate...
#LifeEsidimeni: What will the Gauteng government be forced to pay?
#LifeEsidimeni: What will the Gauteng government be forced to pay?
It has been called a tragedy. A calamity. A scandal. But this was no accident, no rash decision made under pressure, no force of nature.