Posted in Environment General South Africa

Global warming has already raised the risk of more severe droughts in Cape Town

Mark New, University of Cape Town; Friederike Otto, University of Oxford, and Piotr Wolski, University of Cape Town Between 2015 and 2017 South Africa’s South…

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Posted in General Healthcare News South Africa

People in #Africa live longer. But their health is poor in those extra years

Charles Shey Wiysonge, South African Medical Research Council People are now living longer in sub-Saharan #Africa than they did two decades ago. This is an…

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Posted in General Politics South Africa

#Trump #Africa strategy should have cast #China as a regional partner, not a global adversary

John J Stremlau, University of the Witwatersrand US President Donald Trump has finally approved a “New Africa Strategy”. His national security adviser, John Bolton, described…

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Posted in Education General Hospital Care South Africa

South Africa’s children aren’t getting the mental health care they need

Mental health clinics exist in South Africa’s public health sector, but children with ADHD often never reach them. Shutterstock Renata Schoeman, Stellenbosch University #SouthAfrica #ADHD #Mentalhealth…

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Posted in Doctors General Healthcare News Hospital Care Medicine Nursing Research Sex Education South Africa

Self-testing: a potentially powerful tool for fighting #HIV

The theme for World Aids Day is “know your status”. EPA Joel Msafiri Francis, University of the Witwatersrand #WorldAIDSDay2018 #SelfTesting #SelfAwareness In recent years, more emphasis…

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Posted in General Healthcare News Hospital Care Medicine Research South Africa

#Babies born to mums with #HIV face higher risks even though they’re HIV negative

The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa. Shutterstock Amy Slogrove, Stellenbosch University; Kathleen M. Powis, Harvard Medical School , and Mary-Ann…

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Posted in General South Africa Technology

Why ‘fair use’ is so important for South African copyright law

South Africa seeks to amend its outdated copyright legislation. Shutterstock Denise Rosemary Nicholson, University of the Witwatersrand “Fair use” is a doctrine adopted by some countries…

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Posted in Environment General Research South Africa

First steps to tackling South Africa’s abalone #poaching

Gansbaai, a popular town in the Western Cape, South Africa, is battling illegal poaching. Shutterstock Marieke Norton, University of Cape Town South #Africa faces the possible…

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