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New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams is tackled by South Africans RG Snyman (right) and Frans Malherbe during a Rugby World Cup 2019 match in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. EPA/Kimimasa Mayama

World Cup is reminding South Africans that sport is still divided

South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice.
Drinking during pregnancy is harmful and can lead to foetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Shutterstock

Why alcohol remains a big threat to unborn babies in South Africa

There is no specific policy guiding the prevention and management of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in South Africa.
Efforts to stop gender-based violence must include men and women. Jenny Berg/Frontline AIDS

What works to stop gender-based violence and what doesn’t

There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
Central banks and other financial sector regulators have not always paid adequate attention to the sector’s impact on the environment. Shutterstock

Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It’s about time

Central banks are expected to act without fear or favour. But to deal with climate change, they may have to encourage financial institutions to favour certain types of activities over others.

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