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Gender, race and rank affect occupational stress. GettyImages

How academics in health sciences cope with stress

Changes in South Africa's higher education sector have increased the number and intensity of roles academics take on. This has led to a spike in workload and associated stress.
The bone arrowhead (insert) found at Klasies River main site has much to teach us. Justin Bradfield and Sarah Wurz

What a bone arrowhead from South Africa reveals about ancient human cognition

The artefact comes from deposits dated to more than 60,000 years ago. It closely resembles thousands of bone arrowheads used by the indigenous San hunter-gatherers from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Studying ancient African societies, like Great Zimbabwe, can reveal how communities dealt with disease and pandemics. Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

Archaeology shows how ancient African societies managed pandemics

Archaeologists have long studied diseases in past populations. They've explored the evolution of pathogens and how they interacted with humans.
South Africa’s hard, extended lockdown has come at a significant economic cost. Shutterstock

South Africa’s COVID-19 strategy needs updating: here’s why and how

South Africa should base its COVID-19 mitigation strategy on the premise that the pandemic will last for two years unless a vaccine is developed before then.
Health workers go door-to-door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa. Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Community based workers can help disabled people access services during COVID-19

South Africa’s disaster management plan targets the most vulnerable. But it needs to respond in a more deliberate way when it comes to people with disabilities.
A couple taking in the view from Table Mountain, Cape Town. Getty Images

We found high UV doses at high-altitude hiking trails in Reunion and Cape Town

Too much ultraviolet radiation is dangerous for human health. Excessive exposure can cause skin ageing and sunburn and can induce melanoma, cataracts, ocular melanoma, and immunodeficiency.

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