Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.
Mining proposals are often hugely controversial in South Africa and can even lead to violence. Better strategic assessments based on participation and precaution would help.
Plague, one of the deadliest diseases in the world, has been reported in several African countries in the past decade.
Research in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, shows that many young, black and poor people do not recognise themselves or their communities in the stories they see, hear or read in mainstream media.