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.

Bringing home baby when you’re HIV positive and bae is not

Sperm washing, assisted insemination and long hospital waits – if you were lucky. But things are changing for the better

Forgotten people of Platfontein

Public consultations for the country’s new health Bill show how language barriers can keep healthcare away from those who need it

Crime and medicine: How to keep criminals out of our hospitals

There may be no quick fix to making our hospitals safer, but there may be one simple place to start

Hospital crime endangers workers

There may be no quick fix to making our hospitals safer, but there may be one simple place to start

Bringing home baby when your bae is HIV-positive and you’re not

Sperm washing, assisted insemination and long hospital waits — if you were lucky. This is what pregnancy when you were HIV-positive used to look like

Pills for bills: Now you can get your medication at an ATM near you

South Africa has become the first country in the world to introduce ATM-like machines that dispense medicine instead of money.

Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety

Health workers in Mpumalanga fear for their lives because of crime and unsafe buildings

Rape crisis centres nationwide lose counsellors

The rresident promised more funding to the country’s one-stop centres for victims of abuse. But can provinces afford to make good on his promise?

How did an otherwise healthy man with a broken leg end up dead in a hospital ceiling?

The bizarre case from Durban is at least the second such case nationally in the last three years.

Whatever happened to the doctors & nurses involved in the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy

These health workers presided over one of the deadliest tragedies since the dawn of democracy. Find out why they can still practice.

How to get South Africans to buy into the next big thing in medicine

These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.

What do a pair of goggles, a cellphone and a set of headphones have in common?

South Africa's public health nurses are infamous for having bad attitudes. Google goggles could help them change their ways.

Press Releases

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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