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Busi Mhlongo, Goddam!

It’s been a decade since Busi Mhlongo succumbed to cancer. Niren Tolsi reflects on her life and the singular connection she formed with her audiences

Review: Macingwanes’s salutations to the cosmos

Pleiades: Isilimela, the latest poetry collection by Vusi Mchunu — who writes under his clan name, Macingwane — is a deeply personal meditation

Why the public-private partnership to build Lesotho’s only specialist hospital floundered

It was hailed as a revolution in private investment in healthcare in Africa, but almost a decade after it was opened, Lesotho’s only specialist hospital takes up almost a third of the country’s entire health budget. Now, we may finally know why

In a pandemic, science and humanities work side by side

Anthropologists ask the difficult questions about human behaviour and also provide the difficult answers

Covid-19 leaves SA at the mercy of overseas drug exporters

Scientists are seeking to manufacture key medications in South Africa, saving on costs and shoring up decreased supplies

A spoonful of sugar makes taxes go up

NGO Heala is asking for the health-promotion levy to be hiked, while also dismissing claims by the sugar industry that this will cause job losses

#WorldCancerDay: Getting treatment in Limpopo is like waiting for death

Cervical cancer claimed Nkhanyeleni Vele’s life this past weekend, but with a higher number of cancer specialists on duty, her death could have been avoided

Boks speedo up against cancer

Faf de Klerk captained the challenge to team mates and other men to get themselves screened

“Life has been good to me, considering where I come from” – Xolani Gwala

Just over a year ago, veteran radio presenter Xolani Gwala’s cancer was in remission. He spoke to the Mail & Guardian once he was back on air.

Millions survive breast cancer, but the disease needs vigilance

There is no universal treatment, given the different types and causes, but there is hope

Beyond betrayal: Is redemption possible for a journalist who lived a lie?

A young reporter lied about having cancer. Did her well-connected father cross the line protecting her? And does it endanger trust in journalism?

Pills and prisoners: Why governments trust Big Pharma more than their citizens

Italy has come up with a plan to slash the cost of medicines by May. For the plan to work, they need everyone to get on board.

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

After the second cancer victim on Wednesday won a payout victory against Monsanto over the weedkiller, a number of restrictions have been placed on it

AI set to transform healthcare

High-perfoming computers can analyse huge swaths of health data accurately and quickly

He would ransom the pills for something more precious than profit: His wife’s life

When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.

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