Body mass matters in rugby. But other factors play a bigger role in determining victory.
Care facilities are often considered a last resort in South Africa. Personal care is assumed to be provided by family and household members.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
In South Africa and India, research has found that free or affordable housing can actually undermine women's safety and livelihoods.
It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
mHealth supported service-delivery systems can provide increased access to hearing and vision services for preschool children in poor communities.
The Conversation Africa is expanding in West Africa.
South Africa and Nigeria have had a turbulent relationship dating back to the early 1990s.
Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
Although Nigeria and South Africa are often cast as rivals they have a strong bilateral relationship
Universities, industry and government should work together so that knowledge translates into socio-economic benefits.
South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice.
Africa has already felt the effects of Donald Trump's climate change denialism. Recent events are also raising political issues of keen interest among the continent's democrats.
South Africa's independent regulators have failed. Instead of introducing new ones, alternatives need to be found.
The writing and adoption of a constitution is merely the start point, not the end of constitutional literacy
Monitoring the timing of recurring biological events is key to understanding the effects of climate change.
There is no specific policy guiding the prevention and management of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in South Africa.
There are three important issues to consider when thinking about quakes: what causes them; how to prepare and plan for them; and, how to move on after a damaging quake.
Midlevel health workers can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services with lower entry qualification requirements and shorter training periods than doctors.