Pregnant schoolgirls weigh up several factors when deciding whether to stay in school throughout and after their pregnancies.
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Under South African law, girls have the right to continue their schooling through and after their pregnancies.
Flamingos feeding in salt marsh on an estuary in South Africa’s Western Cape province.
By adapting and applying existing policies, South Africa can protect and restore its critical ‘blue carbon’ sinks.
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Harmonising tariffs and standards is a big step.
It is useful to recognise why companies either restrict or strengthen their sustainability efforts in response to a crisis.
Farmers in India are among communities around the world hit hard by unscrupulous microlending.
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Market-led microcredit innovations dominated by profit maximisation can harm the very vulnerable.
An employee makes fermentation notes by torchlight during a power outage period at a brewery in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Eskom needs a new management team, this is clear. But the country also needs new leadership.
Soweto township residents protest over a lack of electricity on June 21, 2022.
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Consensus is the first step towards solving problems - but it’s been hard to reach.
Children who need help most tend to experience adversity throughout childhood. That continuing adversity muffles the benefit of improved early nutrition.
Adherence to treatment plans, particularly chemotherapy is complex.
There are personal, environmental and structural factors that influence a patient’s ability to adhere to treatment.
Thousands of New Year party revellers and holidaymakers on North Pier Beach in 2016.
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Most beaches along Durban’s coastline have critical E. coli levels above acceptable safety levels and should be considered a public health hazard.
Transport is the most common reason a patient doesn’t follow their treatment regimen.
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Services such as chemotherapy are only available in tertiary hospitals located in the country’s urban centres. Transport to these hospitals can be a barrier to care.
Education can’t make up for inadequacies in other policies that continue to cause mass unemployment.
South Africa has seen an increase in people who smoke.
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Reductions in the affordability of cigarettes will ensure significant reductions in tobacco use.
South African supporters at the 2010 men’s football World Cup.
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Studies show South Africa did a lot right when it hosted the football World Cup. Qatar can do the same if it learns from South Africa.
Vendors lack proper infrastructure to ensure protection against environmental health hazards.
Vendors are continuously exposed to outdoor air pollution from traffic or automotive emissions and cooking fuels such as gas and open fires.
Digital storytelling offers a way for water researchers to capture the nuance and emotion of people’s experiences.
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Traditional research outputs like journal articles don’t often give voice to communities’ stories.
Pit Bull terrier.
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Pit bulls were imported to South Africa, mainly from the 1970s, where they were further bred - some as guard dogs, some as pets, some for illegal dog fighting rings.
COVID-19 lockdowns significantly reduced access to and the provision of antiretroviral treatment services.
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The individual stories of migrant women are essential in understanding if HIV healthcare strategies and programmes are working.
A construction site in front of a building with a Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s portrait in downtown Doha, Qatar.
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Cities vie with each other to present global sporting events as a way to position themselves as world-class cities. However, this marketing often exacerbates social inequalities.
People in prison are more at risk of TB than the general population.
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The overcrowded conditions of prisons make them a high-risk environment for the spread of infectious diseases such as TB.