Health-e is proud to welcome Pontsho Pilane as a senior writer for Health-e News. She has won multiple awards including the 2018 Discovery Health Journalist of the Year award. Pontsho is interested in exploring how gender, race and class intersect with healthcare.
In 2015, she put forward a policy proposal to the Parliament of South Africa for the provision of free sanitary pads to disadvantaged people who menstruate.
She presented it in Parliament in November 2016 and continues to advocate for menstrual health issues through her work as a journalist and activist. She holds holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Media Studies from University of Witwatersrand.
Meanwhile, Masutane Modjadji, the manager of Health-e’s citizen journalist project, OurHealth, has been selected to be part of a 2018 Media Management Skills programme promoted by the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) and delivered by Frayintermedia.Masutane Modjadji.