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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 6am 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.
North West: The closest working hospital may be more than 200 km away for some now
North West: The closest working hospital may be more than 200 km away for some now
More than a dozen North West health facilities remain closed after more than a week of violent protests. Unions representing healthcare providers...
[Updated] North West: Military health services move in
[Updated] North West: Military health services move in
The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) was deployed in a desperate effort to assist Mafikeng Provinical Hospital in the North West...
State capture strikes again? Why 95% of medicines are missing at North West clinics
State capture strikes again? Why 95% of medicines are missing at North West clinics
North West hospitals and clinics could run out of medicine in just days as a go-slow at its central medicine depot enters its second month,...
Slice of Life: 'I shared my abortion experience on Facebook and it went viral'
Slice of Life: 'I shared my abortion experience on Facebook and it went viral'
I remember looking at the white ceiling while lying down on the hospital-like bed. My legs were wide open. The two women working on me were talking...
#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.
The real reason why Gauteng doesn't want to pay up for #LifeEsidimeni
The real reason why Gauteng doesn't want to pay up for #LifeEsidimeni
The Gauteng provincial government’s resistance to paying Constitutional damages to the families who lost their loved ones in the Life...
Can government employees kiss those above-inflation increases goodbye?
Can government employees kiss those above-inflation increases goodbye?
Healthcare workers’ protests have stretched into their second week in Limpopo as workers and politicians warn the health department’s money...
No money for #LifeEsidimeni, but millions for consultants
No money for #LifeEsidimeni, but millions for consultants
The Gauteng health department spent tens of millions of rands on consultants —including the controversial McKinsey & Company firm —...
#LifeEsidimeni: Five of the most unbelievable things Qedani Mahlangu said
#LifeEsidimeni: Five of the most unbelievable things Qedani Mahlangu said
The woman who said she was trained to “detonate a hand grenade and dismantle an AK-47” as an anti-apartheid activist proved she was as adept at...
Is the rumour mill standing between you and better birth control? Find out.
Is the rumour mill standing between you and better birth control? Find out.
Inserted in about the time it takes to make two-minute noodles, South Africa’s latest contraceptive implant promised to help women avoid unwanted...