Earthquakes can be caused by human, or seismic, activity. Is South Africa adequately prepared?
People relying on HIV prevention, care and treatment services have become even more vulnerable because of COVID-19.
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If the world is single-minded and focuses purely on combating one pandemic, forgetting others, the effects of other morbidity and mortality on healthcare systems will be seen for a long time to come.
Care for patients with more than one disease is fragmented and uncoordinated. This is can cost patients time, effort and lost wages.
Disappearance of aardvarks from dry ecosystems could have devastating consequences for the many other animals that rely on their burrows.
Aardvarks are nocturnal animals but climate change is altering that and it's a problem.
It is essential to add genomic data from all global populations - including Africa. This will ensure that everyone can benefit from the advances in health.
A real problem for the Democratic Alliance is that it cannot hope to displace the dominant African National Congress.
The problem for the Democratic Alliance is not one of policy. There is real substance in its commitment to substituting racial criteria for overcoming historical disadvantage.
The skull of a reedbuck about to be X-rayed at Donald Gordon Hospital in Johannesburg.
The assumption that the lateral semicircular canal of the inner ear can be used to reconstruct head posture in extinct species has long remained unchallenged.
The late Kimi Makwetu was mortified by the extent of corruption.
Kimi Makwetu embodied the values of integrity, selflessness, humility and hard work. He steadfastly believed in the South African constitution.
Long-acting cabotegravir injections once every eight weeks was better than the daily tablet used for HIV prevention.
Our findings suggest that cabotegravir is much more effective than Truvada in preventing HIV infection in women.
Nurses are the backbone of the health system.
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Healthcare providers and governments must recognise the need to invest in diabetes nurse education and training.
Experts say encouraging physical activity should be a priority.
Being physically active is largely not an individual choice, but a result of what funds, spaces, places and opportunities are available to the individual and communities.
A police van lies in flames after white farmers went on a rampage in Senekal, South Africa.
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There are individual activists and political groupings who believe violent action is legitimate and use the circumstances to actively drive such behaviour.
Digital participatory surveillance allows the community to share in the responsibility of disease surveillance and contribute to the control and prevention of respiratory disease outbreaks.
Research findings have implications for Grade 8 and 9 maths teaching.
Grade 9 learners in top and lower performing schools have difficulties with the same topics in maths. This has implications for curriculum revision and for teaching.
South African Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni. The origins of the country’s fiscal crisis are deeper than COVID-19.
Resolution of South Africa's fiscal crisis depends on faster economic growth which must be led by private investment. Fiscal consolidation is necessary but without growth debt will not stabilise.
A resurgence of the coronavirus in South Africa is almost impossible to avoid, but the timing and extent depend on people's behaviour.
More people are wearing masks and using hand sanitisers.
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As lockdown restrictions are relaxed, it is key to continue high-impact non-pharmaceutical interventions that will not impede economic activity, but limit the spread of COVID-19.
Percy Qoboza, editor of The World, second from left, being arrested by apartheid police following the banning of the newspaper in 1977.
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Journalists need to hold firmly to the ethical standards that assure audiences their work is reliable and credible.
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For young Nigerian protesters on social media and on the streets, #ENDSARS is as much an expression of a will to modernity as it is a yearning to be treated with dignity.
Biometeorology is the study of the role of climate on plants, animals and humans.
The threats of climate change to plants, animals and people in Africa mean that the continent is an excellent place for biometeorological research.