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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.
When elephants fight: ‘Supra Mahumapelo killed my sister’
When elephants fight: ‘Supra Mahumapelo killed my sister’
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.
#Listeriosis: Meet the family that lost two loved ones
#Listeriosis: Meet the family that lost two loved ones
It was just after midnight, on his 58th birthday, when Ronnie van Neel woke up. The 12 metrical gongs of the grandfather clock in the lounge were...
Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony
Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony
On Monday, the health department will inform the public about which specific processed meats to throw away and how to discard them safely without...
The Ronald McDonald socks aside...How serious is Cyril about South Africans' health?
The Ronald McDonald socks aside...How serious is Cyril about South Africans' health?
Hours after former President Jacob Zuma’s resignation, President Cyril Ramaphosa was pictured walking and jogging along the Sea Point promenade. ...
#Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin
#Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin
The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme seems to be back on track. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced a 49% increase over three...
Here are 12 things we've learned from five years of donor-funded journalism
Here are 12 things we've learned from five years of donor-funded journalism
Today, Bhekisisa is one of South Africa’s largest specialist health reporting units, but that wasn’t always the case.
'For goodness sake, if that's how things are run … God help us all'
'For goodness sake, if that's how things are run … God help us all'
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.