Roxy de Villiers

Roxy de Villiers was the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism social media content producer and engagement officer. She believes the personal is political and has an interest in reporting on queer health issues. She honed her skills in community media and has also worked with the Rosebank-based community radio station, Radio Today, as a guest newsreader.

The quest for the (vaginal) ring

The HIV prevention tablet is now available in South Africa but popping a pill every day to stay HIV-negative may not be for everyone

Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?

If allegations prove true, it may mean that corruption at the regulator enabled unqualified people to masquerade as doctors and nurses.

Private healthcare loses more than R22-billion a year to fraud, waste

The Special Investigating Unit says it is actively targeting healthcare fraudsters.

Five ways to save the world, according to Bill & Melinda Gates

The philanthropic duo give their two cents or rather $200-million on how to deal with the world's inequalities.

This bracelet could one day help keep you safe from rape, assaults

How do you fix South Africa’s sexual and reproductive health wrongs? Help people access their rights.

How do you say ‘queer’ in isiZulu?

Qhawekhazi (isiXhosa) noun. Heroine / the woman who is a hero with the courage to love another woman.

One year on: Relive SA’s historic Life Esidimeni arbitration

The deaths of at least 144 mental health patients shook SA to its core and led to a historic arbitration that lasted more than 40 days.

People are still being shackled and tortured for living with this disease

The Life Esidimeni tragedy makes headlines again in a new global report.

Menstruation by any other name: The more than 5000 ways we say ‘period’

Know what The Hunt for Red October is? We’re not talking about the Sean Connery movie, we’re talking about your period.

Are provinces ready to take the wheel of South Africa’s HIV response?

It’s been a steep learning curve for districts that sometimes don’t have the know-how — or the data — to write and track local plans.

‘We are forced to move on from declaring babies dead as if nothing happens’

Saving lives — and losing them — may be all in a day's work for health workers, but if you think it doesn't take its toll, listen to these doctors.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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