People in the Living Museum of the Ju/’hoansi San, Grashoek, Namibia.
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There are several reasons why ethical conduct in scientific research is so important.
South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs, in charge of citizenship, isn’t working well.
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Problems identified include a backlog of visa, permit and status applications, fraudulent applications being first rejected, then accepted, and the system being used illegally.
The Ora Loapi space at the 2023 Joburg Art Fair featured Shepherd Ndudzo’s work.
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His work can only be fully understood by observing the shared traditions of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The trend towards decriminalising same sex relations in the SADC region contrasts with moves towards harsher punishment in other parts of Africa.
A digital composite of a meteor shower speeding towards Earth.
Meteorites are usually discovered by someone who notices an unusual rock while out walking.
Oil exploration could put the Okavango Delta at risk. Photo: Sergio Pitamitz/VWPics/Universal Images/
Oil and gas exploration pose a threat to the Okavango River Basin water resources. The Namibian and Botswana governments need to properly assess the risk of contamination.
South Africa needs a new social contract whose core aim is the creation of dynamic economy.
Effective African economic development depends on economic integration and free movement of people.
Immigration policy is so highly politicised that the South African government seems afraid to move.
Africa contributes less than 1% of research worldwide on movement behaviours in children. This means that research on movement behaviours has largely excluded over 16% of the world’s population.
Regular physical activity helps to prevent and manage many chronic diseases.
Factors such as having supportive family and friends, safer communities, positive school environments and adequate resources, are often associated with more physical activity.
Being too hot isn’t just uncomfortable: it can be dangerous.
Simply put, southern Africans are experiencing heat stress more often than in 1979.
Machine learning techniques showed that individual identity is important to spotted hyenas.
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The findings suggest that poaching rates are lower where there is strong national governance and levels of local human development are higher.
Dr Sarah Mothulatshipi and Topo Mpho Çhengeta in Gweta, Botswana exchanging knowledge with the local community about long term environmental change and stone age archaeology in the area.
Scientists join their profession with the hope their research will benefit humanity. But many still inadvertently exploit local collaborators or communities as cheap labour.
African wild dog with pups.
African wild dogs are adapting to rising temperatures using a cue that no longer accurately predicts the best conditions for reproduction.
Patients with low HIV viral loads are just as likely to harbour HIV variants with drug resistance mutations as those with high viral loads.
Mobile phones have the potential to provide educational instruction in resource-constrained contexts.
Instruction through mobile phones can provide an effective, scalable method to provide education instruction when schooling is disrupted.
The pink periwinkle is used as a tonic and emetic for the treatment of many health conditions.
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Thousands of plant species are used in African traditional medicine. Extracts from some of these plants are part of important pharmaceutical drugs.
The author and a colleague on the hunt for fossil traces.
Collectively, the evidence studied by ichnologists helps to paint a picture of long-gone landscapes and the creatures and plants that populated those spaces.
In Lesotho, solar panels generate power for households.
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s most sunlit regions. A prototype generator uses that sunlight in place of diesel to support unreliable electricity grids.