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Nelisiwe Msomi

Nelisiwe Msomi

Nelisiwe Msomi is a Junior journalist at Bhekisisa. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Johannesburg. Previously, Msomi was a volunteer member of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s media team and started off her career as an intern at Bhekisisa.She has an interest in how government policies affect the ordinary person walking on Johannesburg’s Nelson Mandela Bridge and hopes to one day find a solution to long 6 am clinic queues."I have always seen journalism as a means of making the world a better place. Being part of Bhekisisa allows me to do just that, especially through the practice of solution based journalism. I believe that the work we do as journalist paves the path for better service delivery in our continent," she says.
Gauteng health department misses deadline to pay junior doctors
Gauteng health department misses deadline to pay junior doctors
More than 400 interns and community service doctors have not been paid their January salaries, according to the Gauteng department of health.
Unemployed doctors: Why medical schools face a tough choice
Unemployed doctors: Why medical schools face a tough choice
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Graphic of the day: Where are South Africa's ambulances?
Graphic of the day: Where are South Africa's ambulances?
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Code red: Why provinces are forced to outsource ambulance services
Code red: Why provinces are forced to outsource ambulance services
Just 1971 state ambulance vehicles are on the road nationally, a Bhekisisa survey reveals.
These ATMs have swopped bills for pills. Here's why.
These ATMs have swopped bills for pills. Here's why.
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Becoming: Why most medical aids don't pay for transgender care
Becoming: Why most medical aids don't pay for transgender care
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Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room
Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room
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One year on: Relive SA's historic Life Esidimeni arbitration
One year on: Relive SA's historic Life Esidimeni arbitration
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Almost three out of four specialist medical posts are vacant in this province
Almost three out of four specialist medical posts are vacant in this province
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Could this protect hundreds of children from being raped?
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'I told Mahlangu, you must leave the country, go into exile for two years.'
'I told Mahlangu, you must leave the country, go into exile for two years.'
It’s been almost three years since former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu...