A mural in Maboneng, Johannesburg.
A realignment is needed as the current systems have lost the competence to midwife a new nation out of the formative experiences of the last 25 years.
Fracking in the headwaters of the Okavango delta may negatively affect the water quality in this water source area.
Fracking in Botswana could have an impact not only the country's groundwater, but also that of Namibia and South Africa.
Businesses all over the country closed their doors for good.
The data concerning both the spread of the virus and the indirect consequences of the lockdown indicates that no similar action is justified moving forward.
Mathari Hospital is the only psychiatric hospital in Kenya.
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The global cost of lost productivity due to depression and anxiety disorders is jarring. Around 4.7 billion days of productivity a year are lost.
Conditions like HIV, TB, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increase the risk of pulmonary hypertension.
Delayed or late pulmonary hypertension diagnosis is sadly fatal because even specialised treatments will be ineffective at such a progressed stage of the disease.
As a result of lockdown, many people had already lost their jobs.
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An overwhelming majority of respondents didn't think that their life under lockdown and wider pandemic conditions affected their mental health.
A lot is still uncertain about breastfeeding practices in South Africa.
Breastfeeding support programmes need to engage more with the challenges that mothers face.
Drugs can be returned due to defects, damages or expiration.
The return of medicine can't be avoided. It's inevitable that some products will be returned because of faults or when they have expired.
Increased automation threatens job security in South Africa’s auto industry.
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Automation in South Africa's auto industry may have made car manufacturing easier, faster, and more productive but it comes with social and employment costs.
The country will take years to recover economically.
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Emergency relief measures were operational for six months and are due to end soon. But the impacts of COVID-19 will be felt long after.
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The current pneumococcal conjugate vaccine immunisation schedule requires three doses of the vaccine. These are usually the most expensive vaccines in childhood immunisation programmes.
The country has one of the highest rates of rape in the world.
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Adolescents and young adults who reported having experienced sexual violence were more likely to have also had an unintended pregnancy.
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Cosmetics companies have agreed to remove racially offensive language from their skin products - but history, in Kenya and South Africa, shows they've done the same before.
Many women in South Africa still don’t have access to safe toilets.
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Studies globally have made the link between the lack of adequate sanitation, particularly open defecation or shared community toilet facilities, and the increased risk of women and girls being raped.
Academics should speak out against a ranking process that positions all universities across the world as striving to be identical and competing for the greatest share of the market.
Academic staff are often unaware of the socio-linguistic barriers students from rural backgrounds face.
South African universities should do more to support students from low-income households.
Advertisers use images of muscular men and slender women to convince consumers to buy their products.
Claims that a product can boost testosterone levels imply that this will lead to a gain in muscle and strength.
The tourism establishment could be depleting scarce water resources to the detriment of local communities.
Tourism ventures in a water-stressed region like southern Africa need to balance the needs of guests and staff with the needs of surrounding communities.
Rates of suicidal behaviour are higher among South African students than among the general population or students in other countries. Understanding why will help shape prevention efforts.
A researcher working on the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in Buenos Aires.
The COVID-19 vaccine is in the final stages of testing – meaning we should know whether it's effective before the end of the year.