Medicinal plants and the associated indigenous knowledge could offer alternatives for women who lack access to modern contraceptives.
East Park Mall in Lusaka, Zambia, was built for University of Zambia students.
The majority of planners believe that land is captured with impunity by powerful interest groups in Zambia and South Africa.
Monte Carlo simulations can predict different potential outcomes because they provide for the presence of random variables or elements.
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At this stage of the pandemic complacency is likely to lead to an increase in cases, hospitalisation, morbidity and mortality.
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Repeated resurgences of SARS-CoV-2 transmission are expected in the years to come.
Food inflation is hitting people across the board in multiple countries.
Inflation is bad for any country’s economy. It also hurts the wealth and financial well-being of individuals and households.
Land ownership in South Africa remains skewed towards white farmers.
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Land reform had not been held back by the constitution but by capacity constraints and a lack of political will.
Textbook writers must record multiple perspectives to allow pupils to examine all sides and decide on ethical issues for themselves.
The US and the Soviet Union are both seen as responsible for the Cold War and presented as manipulating more vulnerable states.
Subsidies for black farmers would deliver an inclusive sector and correct past racial biases.
Subsidies for black farmers in South Africa would build a new ‘crop’ of commercially oriented farmers.
A vendor selling cereals in Nairobi.
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The Ukraine crisis is significantly increasing political stress and potential conflict throughout Africa.
Policies to stop the spread of COVID disadvantaged mothers and newborns.
The direct effects of COVID-19 disease on pregnant women, newborns and children are acknowledged. But the indirect effects of the pandemic have been equally devastating.
A Zimbabwean broom vender pushes his bike on the streets of Chitungwiza outside Harare.
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The informal sector in Zimbabwe is massive. Finding ways to connect it to the formal sector is vital.
Access to clean water is essential in preventing a number of infections.
Evidence suggests that involving marginalised communities in setting priorities and designing collective action can lead to improved health outcomes.
Food parcels and soup being handed out in Orlando West in Soweto, South Africa.
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More than a third of people living in South Africa’s richest province Gauteng can’t afford to buy enough food.
Maternal care should be respectful and dignified.
For every maternal death, there are about an additional 20 women who suffer serious injuries, infections and disabilities related to pregnancy.
Countries face the reality of co-existing with COVID-19.
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Regulations that limit fundamental human rights should be accompanied by a transparent risk and benefit analysis.
Most local municipalities in South Africa are unable to maintain basic waste water management infrastructure.
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The implications of poor quality effluent being discharged into the environment are dire.
27 April 1994: South Africans vote in the nation’s first free and democratic general election.
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Freedom Day needs to be used by South Africans to renew their commitment to correcting their country’s faults.
It is critical that the affected communities have access to safe drinking water.
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The displacement of people and overcrowding that often results from flooding provide optimal conditions for outbreaks of respiratory and gastrointestinal illness.
Members of shack-dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo protest the alleged theft of COVID-19 funds in Durban, South Africa.
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Extra-parliamentary politics forms part of a deeper defence that will give democracy more resilience in South Africa.