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No romance without finance — a playlist

The Mail & Guardian collaborated with Lebogang Masango to create a playlist that speaks to "strategic dating", from a woman's point of view.

Blessers, blessees and HIV: Do we know how to deal with age-disparate sex?

We invite you to our Policy Dialogue at the 9th annual Aids Conference.

Tackling HIV among young women needs specific interventions

We need to take measures that will address gender violence, inequality and patriarchy

Anger at blessees is misplaced

Poverty is a ‘sin’, yet we deride women who use their bodies to improve their situations

Eight ways to make HIV stories meaningful

HIV is a mirror that reflects how we think about society. It exposes our prejudices. Find out how to tell interesting stories about it.

[LISTEN] Why are women in ‘blesser-like’ relationships more likely to contract HIV?

Reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng explains to Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan why age-disparate relationships make women more vulnerable to HIV.

Blessers and blessees: Why do we have so many?

Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan asks reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng why older men prey on younger women.

The pitfalls of becoming a #blessed one

In Angela Mokholwa’s book, the price of obtaining an Instagrammable lifestyle proves to be too high

Leaders must walk the talk of gender equality

It is not enough to say there must be a woman president. Candidates must lead by example and spell out exactly what they aim to do

​#AIDS2016: ‘Blessers’ are the engine behind the rapid spread of HIV in young women

'Blessers' form a crucial link in a cycle of HIV transmission that South Africa has not been able to break.

The universal difficulty of getting chose

Fumbatha May writes on the difficulties of locating the sweet spot between Ben 10 and half-past Blesser.

Damned by the ‘blessers’

Social climbers sell their souls to a new breed of sugar daddy.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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