Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the country.
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In 2019, 89,834 people died of diabetes. This number exceeds the capacity of Soccer City, the biggest football stadium in South Africa.
A COVID-19 surge has pushed hospitals in India beyond their capacity. A stadium in New Delhi was being used as a makeshift ward on May 2, 2021.
The process will take months, if it's even approved. But just the threat of waiving intellectual property rights could spur faster action.
The issue of occupational noise-induced hearing loss is prominent in the mining industry.
Noise-induced hearing loss is an occupational health hazard. It remains a prevalent condition in the South African mining industry.
Fenómenos do Semba from Angola.
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A year later, it's clear that the dance promotes a conscious concept of Africanity – sowing feelings of tolerance and contentment that have conquered international audiences.
Activists mark National Reparations Day in Washington, D.C., on July 1, 2019.
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As the US debates reparations for descendants of slavery, cases in Africa help illustrate the limits of programs focused solely in financial restitution.
An ironworks in Durgapur, India.
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Countries cannot be expected to all tread the same path to net zero emissions.
Human Rights Watch says Israeli action amounts apartheid in certain areas. But what does that really mean?
Focusing on socio-emotional skills such as grit may help more children succeed in school.
Research shows that grit is a strong predictor of reading achievement. This suggests that socio-emotional skills are important for student achievement, even in high-poverty contexts.
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At the current vaccination pace it will take over a decade for South Africa to reach herd immunity, with many lives lost along the way.
This pair of curled-up Diictodon skeletons tell a story of male parental care.
These new finds indicate that Diictodon was burrowing and giving some parental care to its young. This was long thought to be unique to mammals.
Diabetes is a growing public health burden.
To stem the rise in diabetes, new and innovative methods of risk assessment must be implemented, specific to populations on the continent.
Graduates in the science, engineering and technology fields enjoy an advantage in the labour market.
South Africa is producing an oversupply of graduates in fields that don't support economic growth.
Despite the country’s political response to violence against women and girls, school-going girls struggle with male violence in and out of school.
Pupils who are victimised at school tend to perform poorly academically, are regularly absent from school, suffer psychological trauma and may eventually drop out of school.
Workers pack syringes at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer. Government support has been key to developing this capacity.
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African governments, firms and donor agencies should align their efforts to support the local manufacture of vaccines and other health equipment in African countries.
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The results are in: South Africa’s ground-breaking health promotion levy, introduced in 2018, is working.
Most South African provinces are favourable for the establishment of a new invasive alien pest, which may lead to the extinction of native cycad species.
Lismore Estate, Greyton, South Africa.
Whether they are winemakers, winery owners, cellar managers or sommeliers, women entrepreneurs are evolving in the wine industry - a traditional men’s world.
Kenya and South Africa have a high exposure to disinformation.
Researchers found that both Kenyans and South Africans have a broadly negative view of China, possibly amplified by the pandemic.
Students protesting over financial exclusion on March 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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South Africa's economic challenges and the high number of students from poor and working class families call for a funding model that doesn't create an affordability crisis for students and the state.
Onlookers gather on Queen Elizabeth bridge to look at a public transport bus that drove over the side of the bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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An accurate understanding of the problem is an important part of finding solutions.