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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.
One year on: Relive SA's historic Life Esidimeni arbitration
One year on: Relive SA's historic Life Esidimeni arbitration
By the time it was done, the Life Esidimeni tragedy had claimed four...
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
Almost 40% of Limpopo’s ambulances are not operational, new information obtained by Aids lobby group the 
Could this protect hundreds of children from being raped?
Could this protect hundreds of children from being raped?
Pupils who received a 12-hour course on issues such as HIV, gender and myths about rape were less likely to be a victim of rape — or a...
'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...
How many doctors and nurses will lose their licenses over #LifeEsidimeni?
How many doctors and nurses will lose their licenses over #LifeEsidimeni?
Half of the top officials responsible for the Life Esidimeni tragedy still have not been reported to their professional associations, according to...
Gauteng health department unable to trace 20 #LifeEsidimeni patients
Gauteng health department unable to trace 20 #LifeEsidimeni patients
The Gauteng health department still...
Why rape counselling needs to hit the road and other  ways to make services better
Why rape counselling needs to hit the road and other ways to make services better
Services for rape survivors may need to go mobile if the country is serious about reaching victims of gender-based violence.
Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?
Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?
Infertility affects up to 180-million couples worldwide, shows new research released today. The study argues that infertility treatment should...
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...