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Nelisiwe Msomi

Nelisiwe Msomi

Nelisiwe Msomi is a 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.
Hospital crime endangers workers
Hospital crime endangers workers
Staff held at gunpoint, kidnapped newborns and assaults — more than 30 hospitals across the...
Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety
Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety
Three Mpumalanga hospitals are running on skeleton staff and have shut down all outpatient services as workers embark on a stay away to protest a...
Bathabile Dlamini & the case of SA's disappearing rape crisis services
Bathabile Dlamini & the case of SA's disappearing rape crisis services
More than half of the country's Thuthuzela Care Centres (TCCs) are without counselling services or have been forced to rely on one or two social...
How did an otherwise healthy man with a broken leg end up dead in a hospital ceiling?
How did an otherwise healthy man with a broken leg end up dead in a hospital ceiling?
In the end, it was the smell that gave it away.
Whatever happened to the doctors & nurses involved in the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy?
Whatever happened to the doctors & nurses involved in the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy?
The former Gauteng health department head who presided over the 
How to get South Africans to buy into the next big thing in medicine
How to get South Africans to buy into the next big thing in medicine
South Africa has introduced the world’s first medicine-dispensing ATMs but only a fourth of patients who could be using them actually are.
Virtual reality and SA's quest for happier nurses
Virtual reality and SA's quest for happier nurses
Phumza Dayimani unpacks a set of grey goggles, headphones and a cellphone from her cream-coloured bag and places them on the table next to her.
One she called the 'minister of love'. The other? He was the 'minister of finance'.
One she called the 'minister of love'. The other? He was the 'minister of finance'.
Asiphe Ntshongontshi, 23, plants a small “X” on the family calendar hanging on a wooden wardrobe. Her parents think she’s tracking her period...
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
Almost 200 posts for doctors and specialists remain unfilled at Gauteng’s four academic hospitals — and many of these posts are likely to...