COVID-19 lockdowns significantly reduced access to and the provision of antiretroviral treatment services.
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The individual stories of migrant women are essential in understanding if HIV healthcare strategies and programmes are working.
A construction site in front of a building with a Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s portrait in downtown Doha, Qatar.
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Cities vie with each other to present global sporting events as a way to position themselves as world-class cities. However, this marketing often exacerbates social inequalities.
People in prison are more at risk of TB than the general population.
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The overcrowded conditions of prisons make them a high-risk environment for the spread of infectious diseases such as TB.
Brown-veined white butterflies migrate annually from the Kalahari region to Mozambique.
Across the world, phenological events are occurring increasingly earlier as a result of climate change.
Remembering to take a pill every day can be a barrier to good adherence.
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The benefit of an injectable product is that it avoids the adherence issues related to taking a pill daily.
Some countries, like Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, and Nigeria, have been more proactive than others, but it is still hard for many to get PrEP.
Most farmers in South Africa run small-scale operations.
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Based on official statistics, we conclude that the country has made more progress towards land reform than is generally suggested.
A replica of the famous Linton Panel.
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A new exhibition in Johannesburg focuses on the beliefs and paintings of the San people.
Letitia Wright in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Black Panther and its sequel are more than just good movies: they can be used as teaching tools.
Small-scale fishers in Durban are drawn to southern Africa’s sardine run.
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South Africa’s policies need to do more to protect vulnerable and marginalised small-scale fishers and fishing communities.
A fossilised insect wing with some of its colouration preserved is just one tiny treasure emerging from the site.
Tiny plant and insect fossils provide unique insight into an ancient ecosystem that would, later, be altered by climatic shifts.
Study finds that the language used in news reports is often part of the problem, not the solution.
Many South Africans still don’t have access to safe toilets.
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Flushing toilets use around nine to 12 litres of water per flush. And that is potable water.
South Africa’s Kusile coal-fired power plant is the fourth-largest coal plant in the world.
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Employment-intensive growth and a low emissions strategy can complement each other in South Africa.
An activist protests against the incarceration of hundreds of inmates imprisoned without trial in Nigeria.
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A central repository system offers practical solutions to reducing the large number of awaiting-trial inmates in Nigeria.
A mangrove seed at Nxaxo estuary on South Africa’s Wild Coast.
Mangroves support a significant amount of biodiversity and their soils can capture a great deal of carbon.
Is a food courier who owns one scooter a worker?
There are ways in which platform workers can resist the rise in job insecurity and poor working conditions brought on by digital labour platforms.
The carcass of a Grévy’s zebra, an endangered species which exists only in the northern part of Kenya, where drought is ongoing.
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Changing habitat ranges, competition for food and water, and biological effects of climate change all pose threats to wildlife.
South Africa’s Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga.
When it comes to dependency on coal power plants, South Africa is in a class of its own: 85% of its electricity is produced in coal power plants.
Global climate is changing rapidly. This has a range of public health implications.
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As the Earth warms up the malaria vector will develop faster, allowing them to breed faster, bite more frequently and expand into formerly unsuitable habitats.