People who attempt suicide can access medical care at their clinics but psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers are not part of the primary health care setting.
Women are less likely to be published in scientific journals.
Women can often draw attention to dimensions of thinking that their male perspective may miss. But this will only work if they are in positions that allow them to lead and drive the research agenda.
For Socrates, tolerance is fundamentally about equality and the pursuit of truth.
Schools and universities have a responsibility to protect students from hate speech while also exposing them to views that disrupt their ways of thinking and ideas of the world.
Invasive pine trees in the Western Cape have affected lizards causing their numbers to drop significantly.
Invasive plants have an impact on native species and unless these factors are properly understood, it is difficult to predict what sort of impact invasive plants will have.
In South Africa one of the biggest barriers to suicide prevention is that psychiatric and substance use services are often not integrated.
Low levels at Cape Town’s Theewaterskloof Dam. Smart meters could slow water loss.
Smart meters may help water saving initiatives as the drought persists in South Africa’s Western Cape. It can help those who need achieve saving targets.
Congolese women in the eastern town of Bunia. Even in conflict zones women are more likely to face violence in their homes than outside.
Shocking new findings show that even in conflict-affected countries where soldiers and rebel fighters are a daily danger to women, their husbands and boyfriends are the bigger threat.
Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe with her husband, President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe.
There is no basis in customary, conventional international law or domestic law for the spouse of a head of state to claim - as a right - some form of immunity when visiting a foreign state.
A synthesis centre in Africa would get an African perspective on global socio-environmental challenges.
A synthesis centre in Africa would massively improve the ability of researchers to understand complex scientific problems.
Precision medicine matches patients with interventions, rather than just matching treatments to illnesses.
People with the same condition can respond differently to the same treatment. This is why personalised treatment is so important in all fields of medicine, including psychology.
Women singing at a South African ANC Women’s League meeting.Three senior women in ANC are contesting the presidency of the party.
All three female contenders for the presidency of the ANC and South Africa have strong liberation struggle credentials and have also contributed to democracy. But, are they up to the job?
A controversial book about Nelson Mandela’s last years has been withdrawn.
The contentious book documenting Nelson Mandela’s last days that was pulled of the shelves left many unanswered questions. Judgement must be suspended until it's content is made public.
Bustling scene at a market in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Global food system issues can be traced to colonial history. It's time food production became more sustainable so that it meets the needs of people - equally.
Invasive frogs can have a major impact on the environment. Some move continents by human trade or travel. But determining how to control them can lead to policies that limit their spread and effects.
A soldier with the 9th South African Infantry Battalion during a biennial training exercise with the US military in the Eastern Cape.
US Army/ Taryn Hagerman
One of the problems bedevilling South Africa's army is being compelled to be everything to everybody. Its strategic direction is compromised by generals who pander to the whims of politicians.
Bernoldus Niemand (aka James Phillips) at the Market Theatre Warehouse in Johannesburg, 1989.
John Hogg/The Times
Rock music against military conscription during 1980s South Africa resonated with wider fault lines in Afrikaner society - this as the apartheid regime's grip on power started to slip.
To honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa could do with its citizens becoming more active in driving development - particularly efforts to tackle poverty an inequality.
New World Health Organisation Director-General De Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
Clinicians can do their jobs better when they have quick, open access to scientifically rigorous research.
South Africa has become the first country on the continent to purchase a national licence to the Cochrane library -- giving everyone access to evidence-based information about health care.
The American red swamp crayfish was intentionally introduced to parts of Africa to control snails and as a pet.
Developing countries have been slow to react to the alien species problem. Its impact can be massively reduced if policies are developed to deal with the issue.