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This small, solar-powered clinic has greatly improved primary health care for Eastern Cape villagers

Small, Solar-Powered Clinic Greatly Improved Primary Health Care for Eastern Cape...

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Nosizile Bonakele waits on the bank of the Xhora Mouth river at 6am to catch a small rowing boat and begin what will be...
Some human coronaviruses cause seasonal colds or other mild symptoms. Others can be severe and even fatal. Jdidi wassim/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Some Coronaviruses Kill, Others Cause Common Cold. We’re Getting Closer to...

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It’s hard to imagine a time when “coronavirus” wasn’t a household word. But for a long time, this family of viruses had merited very...
Prof De Oliveira's work continues to garner global commendation

World Health Summit in Germany Heaps Praise on South Africa’s Professor...

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South Africa's Professor Tulio de Oliveira has received huge praise at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany. The globally acclaimed bioinformatics scientist has...
Psychological Report Lays Bare Collective Trauma Suffered as a Result of Opencast Coal Mining

Psychological Report Lays Bare Collective Trauma Suffered as a Result of...

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ALL RISE, a non-profit organisation and registered law clinic for climate and environmental justice, has commissioned an important independent report entitled ‘Everything for Dust:...
Shincheonji_Volunteers_Donating_Blood_in_Pietermaritzburg South Africa

South Africans Support South Korea to Set Guinness World Record For...

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Over 71,000 members of the youth volunteer group ‘WE ARE ONE’, headquartered in South Korea, have set a new Guinness World Records™ title for...
Buggies Delivered to ‘Invisible’ KZN Kids, After A Lifetime Of Waiting

Buggies Delivered to ‘Invisible’ KZN Kids, After A Lifetime Of Waiting

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The South African government may not see them - children with huge hearts but twisted backs and crumpled spines - but fortunately, there are...
An HIV prevention technique that involves HIV-negative people at high risk of infection getting an injection every two months has been found to be successful in a clinical trial. But over two years later it remains unaffordable and out-of-reach in countries with large HIV epidemics. Photo: Armin Kübelbeck (CC-BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons)

Injections Against HIV Could be Made Locally and Cheaply in SA,...

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Cabotegravir is still unaffordable after two years. By Daniel Steyn.   In 2020, pharmaceutical company ViiV Healthcare announced that a bimonthly injection of its new drug,...
Winston dreams of becoming the first blind tour guide in South Africa

‘Chatty’ Winston Dreams of Becoming the First Blind Tour Guide in...

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Winston Fani (35), an unemployed blind gentleman, lives in Mfuleni, Cape Town, with his lovely wife, Busi (43), who is also considered legally blind,...
Health Department discussing new COVID-19 variant

Health Department Says ‘No Need for Panic’ About New COVID-19 Variant...

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South Africa's Department of Health (DOH) says it is in consultation with scientists over a highly transmissible variant of the COVID-19 virus. According to...
No New Restrictions for South Africa Despite New Sub-Variant

No New Restrictions for South Africa Despite New Sub-Variant

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South Africa's Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, says for now, the SA government will not impose any internal restrictions as a result of the...
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