Knowing your HIV status is key to accessing life-saving treatment or evaluating the best prevention options.
HIV negative children born to women with HIV have a greater risk of dying before their first birthday.
Access to HIV testing is an important factor in reaching UN goals that 90% of people with HIV must know their status by 2020.
South Africa's fossils can step out of the shadows of being undated and undateable.
Breaking the cycle of illegal abalone poaching in South Africa is going to be tough, but not impossible.
Disinformation in Africa often takes the form of extreme speech inciting violence and spreading racist, misogynous, xenophobic messages.
The economic, social and conservation reasons why hunting remains relevant in southern Africa.
There have been many advances made in the prevention and treatment of pneumonia, but providing for people's basic needs can help reduce the disease burden.
As South Africa became an international pariah, it began working in shady ways through even more shady operators, including getting arms from the Soviet Union and China.
South Africa's president has firmly thrown his weight behind the private sector. This could prove significant.
Globally, the scholarly publishing system is in dire need of financial and legislative change.
South Africa's job summit ignored the great chasms that exist on how to create jobs.
The global target to eradicate polio is being missed because a number of countries are struggling to reach high vaccine coverage.
South Africa's finance minister has chosen to walk a tightrope rather than face tough choices about cutting expenditure or raising taxes.
The damage done during the preceding decade will have a negative effect on South Africa's public finances and the economy for some time to come.
Proposed changes to South African labour laws threaten to set back workers rights.
South African editors and journalists failed in their ethical contract with society.
Outbreaks of zoonotic diseases call for a collaborative approach to surveillance.
Extensive decay and gum disease are overlooked and under-researched effects of crystal methamphetamine.
A study finds that there's a gap between the expectation of what university would be like, and the actual experience.