From the outset, communities were concerned about the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on children.
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Schools are not driving the COVID-19 pandemic and can safely remain open provided people stick to the non-pharmaceutical interventions for COVID-19 prevention.
The archbishop's willingness to listen to those of a different viewpoint and his staunch opposition to violence made him a pivotal figure in the end of Apartheid in South Africa.
Demonstrators in Johannesburg march against environmental damage done by coal.
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There is significant potential for the community trusts to improve the financial position of communities. But it's not happening.
Many doctors and healthcare staff feel the need to practice in richer countries that offer a more stable politics, better education and opportunities for their families.
India, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa lose thousands of trained doctors each year, lured away to work in richer countries – at great cost to their nation's healthcare systems.
Hundreds of babies are abandoned every year in South Africa.
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South Africa does not provide safe alternatives for desperate mothers. Babies are abandoned in places such as open fields, dustbins and pit latrines.
A global treaty bans research or stockpiling of biological weapons — but allows bioweapon defense planning.
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The sketchy history of international efforts to control bioweapons suggests that nations will resist cooperative monitoring of gene hacking for medical research.
Protestors burnt trucks on the main road between the city port Durban in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa’s industrial heartland.
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The glaring failure by authorities to secure an area notorious for attacks on trucks prompts questions about, at best, utter ineptitude, or at worst, complicity.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court in session in 2018.
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South Africa's Constitutional Court should offer no apology for its split judgments.
Castor oil plant is popular in rural South Africa for its medicinal qualities.
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Traditional herbal medicines and cosmetics remain popular in South Africa especially in rural areas where they are part of people's culture.
Sarah Baartman was an international sensation of objectification.
In the 19th century, Baartman was dehumanized and mocked for her large posterior. So what does it mean when Black women today strive for 'Sarah Baartman hips'?
Increasing vaccination calls for a targeted approach.
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Nearly a quarter of survey participants were still hesitant about getting vaccinated. Some were not even open to persuasion. Communication campaigns must be tailored to the fears of sub-populations.
Wearing masks, handwashing and sanitising were adopted quite quickly by South Africans.
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The first step of any public health response must be prevention. Preventing new infections and containing the pandemic protects health systems from getting close to collapse.
Men did more unpaid care work during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Finding a way to increase the participation of men and fathers in unpaid care work would have an important influence on a more equal distribution between women and men.
Steve Kekana in 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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We should remember him as just another ordinary human being who did extraordinary things.
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South Africa is quite capable of delivering world-class healthcare to all its citizens. But this is constantly being hampered by an increasingly unconducive environment.
Healthcare provision in South Africa is centered in hospitals.
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Patients shouldn't be treated better simply because they can afford to pay more.
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South Africa has clearly suffered the consequences of poor strategic decisions to this point. It doesn't need to continue along these lines.
Despite being prioritised, less than a third of over-60s in South Africa have been vaccinated so far.
South Africa now appears to have made a massive error in not rolling out AstraZeneca, while in the UK a study suggests a mix of vaccines may be the way forward.
Technology has been key in tackling fraud.
Countries have adopted a wide array of measures involving a proliferation of fraud agencies.
Jacob Zuma in 2015 when he was South African president and president of the ruling African National Congress.
Jacob Zuma ran out of ideas to defend himself. Martyrdom is almost impossible without a cause, and he has none.