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The switch to online teaching and learning could be an opportunity to embrace inclusive education and create differentiated online teaching activities. shutterstock

Online learning is an opportunity to meet the needs of struggling students

South Africa's constitution provides for equal access to education and its inclusive education policy exists to make this a reality. But in practice students' diverse needs are not being met.
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Why South Africa needs a new water agency

The agency will ensure that large water users such as municipalities, public utilities and large companies continue to fund the construction and operation of the large water systems they depend on.
In some African countries, lion trophy hunting is legal. Riaan van den Berg

Recreational hunting, conservation and livelihoods: no clear evidence trail

Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.
“We saw patients dying for avoidable reasons. They were dying because masks that came loose were not being replaced,” says MSF COVID-19 intervention nursing activities manager, Caroline Masunda. Chris Allan

Small things can save lives: coping with COVID-19 in resource-scarce hospitals

Where there are not enough health workers to deliver medical care, one solution is to move certain tasks to less specialised health workers, a process called task-shifting.
Most healers understand that blood exposure can result in infectious disease transmission. Gulshan Khan/AFP via Getty Images

Traditional healers in South Africa are exposed to infection, but few can get protective gear

An average healer in the rural South African town where the study was done experiences about 1,500 occupational blood exposures in their lifetime.
A medic administers a COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai. India and South Africa have led efforts to get a waiver on intellectual property rights. Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Intellectual property and COVID-19 medicines: why a WTO waiver may not be enough

A waiver may not allow all developing countries to secure medicines and other anti-COVID technologies in a timely way.
A copper mine in Phalaborwa, South Africa. The African continent is home to vast mineral resources. Mark Schwettmann/Shutterstock

Why African countries must invest more in earth sciences

It seems the production of Earth science knowledge in Africa is simply not progressing, despite the world's interest in (and exploitation of) the continent's mineral wealth.
Clinical trials with human volunteers done in South Africa must get approval from the health products regulator. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Explainer: how South Africa regulates medicines and vaccines

Advocates for medicines that are unregistered in South Africa have accused the regulatory authority of not being proactive in bringing such products to market and approving their use.
Study shows that the Novavax vaccine is effective against the dominant variant of COVID-19 in South Africa. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Results from Novavax vaccine trials in the UK and South Africa differ: why, and does it matter?

The results indicate that the vaccine efficacy in the UK was 89% for individuals who received at least two doses of vaccine. In South Africa, the vaccine efficacy was 60% in people without HIV.

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