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Volunteers play their part at Ethembeni

Volunteers have a big role in helping Ethembeni Children's Home care for children infected with or affected by HIV/Aids. The Go The Extra Mile...

South Africa’s sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do

South Africa is implementing a sugar tax in April this year. Government and health authorities hope it will curb non-communicable diseases and obesity. Researchers...
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Companies help conquer breast cancer

The retail group Foschini is one of the companies that helps PinkDrive keep its educational and clinical trucks on the road. These trucks' services...

Infographic: How much do you know about breast cancer?

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the aim is to increase knowledge about the disease. If it is detected early, effective treatment can...

Professor Sliwa: the heart of African cardiology

Born in Germany, Professor Karen Sliwa has lived in South Africa since 1992. The cardiologist and University of Cape Town (UCT) researcher has helped...

The eradication of Guinea worm in Africa

Since 1986 former American president Jimmy Carter has worked to eradicate Dracunculiasis – the extremely painful and debilitating Guinea worm disease – from the...

South African author shares lessons after winning Caine Prize

Listening is important and reading is essential. These are just a few lessons Lidudumalingani Mqombothi gained on his journey as a writer. He won...

Brand South Africa invites media to experience the exceptionalism of KwaZulu-Natal

Johannesburg, Tuesday 12 July 2016 – Brand South Africa and its partners – the Departments of Trade and Industry and KwaZulu-Natal Health, National Research...

South Africans nominated for Innovation Prize for Africa

Four South African innovations have made it on to this year's list of 10 nominees for the Innovation Prize for Africa. Its aim is to encourage local solutions to challenges and inspire continued growth on the continent. The winner will be announced in a ceremony in June in Botswana.

Extensive HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa

Extensive HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa

American scientists are scheduling a major trial of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa in 2016, "the most feasible vaccine ever developed". It will be one of largest single clinical testing processes done in South Africa.

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