Poor child-care facilities put children at risk of malnutrition, infections and child abuse.
We found that women who had access to subsidised day-care services were 17% more likely to be employed than those who were not.
Ghana's experience is a cautionary tale for countries that find themselves in a situation of having too much electricity at any given point.
South Africa’s labour market is more favourable to men than to women. The 4IR may widen the gap.
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The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries -- like science and technology -- that have long been dominated by men.
Women in Africa are still represented by patriarchal stereotypes in the digital space.
Feminists in Africa must step up to the challenge and redress the manner in which African women are portrayed in the digital age.
African National Congress women’s league members marching to the home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 2018.
Women were able to pursue an impressive feminist agenda as South Africa made its transition to democracy. But 25 years later there's not a lot left of the early victories.
Health Workers treat a patient who is suspected of being infected by Ebola,
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Civilians run for safety as police provide cover during the suicide bombing and mass shooting attack on the 14 Riverside complex.
Untreated trauma is dangerous as it may develop into other mental health complications that lead to drug abuse, depression, anger and hatred.
There’s a perception among young South Africans that farm jobs are back-breaking and financially unappealing.
In the near future, the ability to code will be as essential as knowing how to read, write and count.
South Africa's introducing coding as a school subject but until teacher education, IT infrastructure and internet connectivity issues, among others are addressed, the country has a long way to go.
Health systems are generally structured around nation-states. Migration, especially across national borders, therefore leads to challenges.
Many South Africans migrate from rural areas to big cities like Johannesburg.
Keeping track of migration and urbanisation is challenging, but it's vital for population health that migration and urbanisation is well understood and planned for.
Women and girls on the move are often framed as victims.
Health responses need to take on board the fact that the number of women and girls migrating across borders as well as within countries is growing.
A mother breastfeeds her baby.
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Regular home visits by community health workers helped to increase breastfeeding rates in Kenya.
Musina, a border town in South Africa’s Limpopo province.
It's difficult to keep track of the medical records of patients on the move and some may be lost to follow-up, presenting further public health challenges and population-wide risks.
Women report abuse during delivery.
Research in Ghana, India and Kenya shows that more women experience subtle forms of undignified care than they do physical and verbal abuse during childbirth.
South Africa's annual sardine run is occurring increasingly late, and there have been instances where it doesn't happen at all. Here's why.
International migrants often struggle to access healthcare.
Excluding international migrants from the public health care system can result in a population wide risk.
Africa is data-rich and well connected. Therein lies the solution to many of its challenges.
Data science, led by Africa-based scientists, could play a key role in addressing all of the continent's crucial needs.
A closer look at men in South Africa reveals a very complicated picture.
Poverty, traumatic experiences, and gender inequalities, directly increased HIV-risk behaviours such as having unprotected sex and having multiple sexual partners.
The practice of bride price has evolved.
Bride price practice has both social and psychological implications for the men who pay and those women for whom it is paid.