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‘I would buy the HIV home test because it’s easier than being disrespected by nurses’

South Africa is one of about three dozen countries that supports HIV self-testing, but will it catch on? Here's what people who live here had to say.

Black experts in the health sector: Where are they?

It's not right that only black voices in health stories are those patients. Black medical researchers must also be heard in the media space.

If HIV denialists have not been pardoned, why should the DA excuse Helen Zille?

Aids has taught South Africans why denialism can't be tolerated – whether it comes from Thabo Mbeki or Helen Zille.

Bridging the gap between ‘academese’ and our mother tongues

"A little rummaging through history shows us that the earliest forms of African feminism existed in pre-colonial Africa"

Why you shouldn’t be ashamed of your period

When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.

#FrankelCase: Constitutional court rules there’s no expiry date on sexual offenses

A court ruling has lifted the time limit on reporting sexual assault. Prior to the ruling, we asked survivors how such a ruling would impact them.

‘I would have killed myself’: Free app puts care at rape survivors’ fingertips

In Diepsloot, Bhekisisa's Vimba! app is helping rape survivors access life-saving care and treatment.

Court case could axe a loophole letting sexual abusers off the hook for old offenses

Eight men and women may change the law and pave the way to justice and healing for thousands.

Numbers of Africans sentenced to die soars

More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row.

Why some people may not be over the moon about menstrual cups

Moon cups, reusable pads and period panties are all alternatives to disposable pads and tampons, but they may not work for everyone.

How to tell if your child has autism

What do you do if you suspect your child has autism? We answer these and other questions about the disorder.

If HIV denialists don’t deserve a platform, why should Helen Zille?

Journalism does not begin or end with free speech, we have an ethical obligation not to give platform for abhorrent views in the name of free speech.

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