Obesity leads to a number of maternal and child health problems.
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Parental alienation is a recurring problem that affects many families who are experiencing high conflict, separation and divorce.
The time to fix the roof is while the sun is still shining. Before the economic situation goes from bad to worse, the impact of rising interest rates can be mitigated in a combination of ways.
Poor retention in health services is one of the most important reasons people interrupt HIV treatment.
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When antiretroviral therapy is working effectively, HIV cannot be transmitted. This allows people with HIV to live fuller lives without the fear of infecting others.
Protesters and police clash during a march against illegal immigrants in South Africa.
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Scapegoating immigrants will not result in significantly improved healthcare service provision, reduced crime or less unemployment.
Early learning and play are key to children’s development - and their futures.
Early childhood development principals aren’t just educators: they’re also managers and business people, and those skills are critical.
Boards of non-profit companies must be vigilant about who they appoint as directors and do proper screening.
Traditional courts don’t reflect indigenous ways of dispute resolution.
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South African legislators are steadily moulding indigenous laws into the image of western laws.
The domestic workers’ place of work, as a private household, is difficult to monitor. It is therefore challenging for government to enforce current legislation.
Quantifying the financial costs of overweight and obesity is important for national policy.
Lowering obesity and overweight rates will lift the burden on healthcare spending.
South Africa’s water situation is a complex issue.
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South Africa’s water situation is complex. It needs better monitoring and implementation of plans.
The study analysed the content of six news outlets from 1994 to 2014, looking at how core socio-economic issues were reported.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
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The global realignment triggered by the end of the Cold War and Gorbachev’s reforms ushered in a period of transition on the African continent.
Esther Gwena, an untrained midwife in Mbare Harare.
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The future is bleak for Zimbabwe’s healthcare unless there are serious long-term reforms to build resilience.
Mikhail Gorbachev at his news conference following a summit with US President Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1986.
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External changes, including the end of the Cold War, helped lead to the ending of apartheid. Gorbachev played a major role in that process.
South Africa needs to develop and produce its own vaccines to protect cloven-hoofed animals from foot-and-mouth disease.
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Foot-and-mouth disease rarely kills animals, but it leads to production losses and economic knocks.
If women see other women pursuing and being successful in an entrepreneurial environment, they are more likely to follow that path themselves.
Ongoing conflicts in many countries mean that women will continue to seek protection in South Africa.
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The continuing precarity and vulnerability to violence has long term consequences for these women’s health and well-being.
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Activists and scholars must rethink their neglect of male victims if South Africa is to better understand and resist sexual violence.
There is a useful set of steps to follow to help the transfer of technological innovations to entrepreneurs who can put them into use.