Mia Malan

Did the apartheid government inject black people with HIV? We look to science.

This month, the New African boasts a shocking headline: "We deliberately spread Aids in South Africa." Could that be true?

[LISTEN] This mom became a sex worker and her daughter is fine with it

Sex work is selling a service, not your body, says Mariska Majoor. There's nothing sinister about it.

Want to write a story people won’t forget? [WATCH] this

When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.

[LISTEN] What can the fight against corruption learn from the Aids struggle?

Those most at risk of HIV are still fighting to be heard. But there's a lot we can learn from the fight against HIV.

Mark Heywood: ‘I was pitched against the very government I had fought for’

Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences

[LISTEN] What price will Motsoaledi pay for turning against Zuma?

HIV activist Mark Heywood tells Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan the president and health minister are direct opposites.

TAC community healthcare workers arrested in Free State

The HIV lobby group says over 100 of its community healthcare workers have been arrested in Bloemfontein after a night vigil sit-in.

Aids conference reflects new hope for Africa

Africa has been the poor relative with too few representatives at global HIV/Aids conferences. But things are changing, writes Mia Malan.

ARVs effective as an HIV prevention tool

New evidence has shown that ARVs have the ability to reduce HIV infections of partners dramatically, writes Mia Malan.

Circumcision: New devices can boost ‘snip’ rates

PrePex, with which nurses can perform bloodless circumcisions without the supervision of a doctor, should be vetted by the WHO early next year.

Circumcision: A case of all or nothing?

Partial foreskin removal in some traditional practice may not protect as well against HIV, writes Mia Malan.

Voluntary ‘snip’ tops HIV agenda at Aids conference

HIV activists from Africa and the US have called for a rapid increase in voluntary medical male circumcision in Africa to reduce new infections.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it