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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...
How to get the most out of your gym membership
How to get the most out of your gym membership
CrossFit, circuit training, group exercise, functional training, resistance training, cardio training. Feeling dizzy yet? Never before have there...
'My family had no business selling me off for R4'
'My family had no business selling me off for R4'
The end of Maureen’s days at a primary school in north-eastern Zimbabwe marked the beginning of her life as a wife.
Schoolgirls in this country face compulsory tests for pregnancy, genital mutilation
Schoolgirls in this country face compulsory tests for pregnancy, genital mutilation
Plans to subject schoolgirls in Kenya to mandatory tests for female genital mutilation (FGM) and pregnancy are a violation of victims’ privacy,...
Graphic of the day: Where are South Africa's ambulances?
Graphic of the day: Where are South Africa's ambulances?
Less than half of the required number of ambulances are on the road this festive season, figures obtained by 
Code red: Why provinces are forced to outsource ambulance services
Code red: Why provinces are forced to outsource ambulance services
Just 1971 state ambulance vehicles are on the road nationally, a Bhekisisa survey reveals.
'Boys club' culture at UNAids allowed for sexual harassment and bullying - report
'Boys club' culture at UNAids allowed for sexual harassment and bullying - report
An independent body has found “overwhelming evidence” that organisational culture at the United Nations’s HIV body, UNAids, allowed for...
This bracelet could one day help keep you safe from rape, assaults
This bracelet could one day help keep you safe from rape, assaults
Rape. It's anyone's worst fear, especially for vulnerable groups like sex workers. But what if a simple app could help prevent it, or at least...
Durban delays re-opening of city's only needle exchange programme
Durban delays re-opening of city's only needle exchange programme
More than six months after the City of eThekwini closed its only needle exchange programme, negotiations between the city and the project’s staff...
How do you say 'queer' in isiZulu?
How do you say 'queer' in isiZulu?
A diagnosis starts with a conversation. But what if you didn’t even have the words to tell a nurse or doctor who you are? Or worse, the only way...
Why science could finally be close to solving this birth control riddle
Why science could finally be close to solving this birth control riddle
For more than a decade, obstetrician Coceka Mnyani’s conversations with her patients followed a script. 
Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare
Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare
Whether the  National Health Insurance (NHI) succeeds or...
'If climate change goes on as is, people will need to be relocated – we need a plan'
'If climate change goes on as is, people will need to be relocated – we need a plan'
Governments around the globe could fail to care for the increasing number of people forced from their countries as climate change and conflict...

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