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Tackling HIV in the mining industry - new guidance from DMEArticle

The chief inspector of mines has issued a guidance note to assist mining companies to manage and control HIV in the workplace, which requires employers to put policies, plans, awareness and monitoring in place...

Nivaani Moodley, Kalene Watson & Shane Johnson 11 hours ago

People hold Hamas flags as Palestinians gather after performing the last Friday of Ramadan to protest over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. Reuters/Ammar Awad
Instagram, Twitter blame glitches for deleting Palestinian postsArticle

Instagram and Twitter have blamed technical errors for deleting posts mentioning the possible eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem...

Maya Gebeily 2 days ago

Rescuers work in Kamituga, South Kivu, at the entrance of one of the mines which collapsed following torrential rains trapping dozens of artisanal miners in September 2020. Photo by Stringer/AFP via Getty Images
How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR CongoArticle

Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

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New Covid variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression'Article

At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

Salim Abdool Karim 6 Apr 2021

Why Local Hosting?
Why Local Hosting?Article

Is the website hosting that is powering your business' website a priority of yours? Business owners have a lot to think about and hosting is generally the IT department, web developer or web designer's "baby". However, if your website's performance is important to you, and we know it is, then so should your website hosting and its provider.

Issued by Domains.co.za 29 Mar 2021

MTN rewards users with 1GB of data for downloading Covid-19 Alert app
MTN rewards users with 1GB of data for downloading Covid-19 Alert appArticle

MTN recently announced that it is rewarding its users that download the Covid-19 Alert South Africa app with 1GB of data...

12 Jan 2021

People relying on HIV prevention, care and treatment services have become even more vulnerable because of COVID-19. Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Why it's important to keep diagnosing and treating HIV during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Since 2013, global efforts have been made to gain control over the Aids epidemic by 2020 through UNAIDS' 90-90-90 targets...

Kathryn L Hopkins & Glenda Gray 30 Nov 2020

Early diagnosis and treatment are key in the fight against HIV. Peter Casaer
Millions of people are on treatment for HIV: why are so many still dying?Article

Twenty years ago treatment for HIV was a rare luxury in South Africa. Exorbitant costs and President Thabo Mbeki's government's fierce opposition to providing antiretroviral treatment (ART) kept it out of the public sector...

Gilles van Cutsem 19 Nov 2020

Cape Town's climate strategy isn't perfect, but every African city should have one
Cape Town's climate strategy isn't perfect, but every African city should have oneArticle

It may take an extreme heatwave, a mega wildfire or a severe coastal storm to begin to appreciate the dangers of climate change...

Alanna Rebelo, Karen Joan Esler, Michael Samways, Patricia Holmes, Tony Rebelo 11 Nov 2020

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Lockdown didn't work in South Africa: why it shouldn't happen againArticle

At the start of October, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Chinese government lauded South Africa's response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Benjamin T H Smart & Alex Broadbent 15 Oct 2020

A healthcare worker in a protective suit is seen at a quarantine and isolation centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
How Covid-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/Aids in South AfricaArticle

When the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly across the globe, scientists expressed concern that people living with HIV would be particularly severely affected...

Nesri Padayatchi & Kogie Naidoo 21 Jul 2020

President Ramaphosa’s government is easing the lockdown because of unsustainable economic costs. Getty Images
South Africa's use of Covid-19 modelling has been deeply flawed. Here's whyArticle

When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the decision to implement an initial 21-day national lockdown in response to the threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, he referred to "modelling" on which the decision was based...

Seán Mfundza Muller 8 Jun 2020

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South Africa steps up its game to end mother-to-child transmission of HIVArticle

South Africa's prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme has achieved remarkable successes in recent years. It has improved the health and life expectancy for pregnant women living with HIV...

Ute Feuch & Jeannette Wessels 9 Jan 2020

Residential property market growth predicted for late 2020
Residential property market growth predicted for late 2020Article

Experts in the South African residential market predict no improvement until the final quarter of 2020, when supply is expected to align better with demand...

10 Dec 2019

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What does HIV look like in South Africa?Article

With 2020 just weeks away, how is South Africa faring in achieving the 90-90-90 target in working towards an HIV-free world?

Nicci Botha 6 Dec 2019

The future of HIV treatment is in empowering patients
The future of HIV treatment is in empowering patientsArticle

Cipla, South Africa's third-largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, hosted an HIV/AIDS workshop in Sandton on Wednesday, ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December 2019...

Cipla, Issued by Cipla 5 Dec 2019

The drug is set to improve HIV treatment. Shutterstock
ARV breakthrough: trial in South Africa confirms effectiveness of new drugArticle

A new antiretroviral drug regimen has been given the go-ahead by the World Health Organisation. This follows the preliminary results from studies that include an ongoing trial in South Africa...

Michelle Moorhouse & Willem Daniel Francois Venter 29 Nov 2019

The use of HIV-positive organs is now a well-established practice in South Africa. Shutterstock
HIV factor in kidney transplants: research sheds new light on risksArticle

South Africa has one of the highest incidences of HIV in the world. More than 7-million people in the country are living with HIV. This high prevalence rate has led scientists in the country to explore solutions for a wide range of clinical problems that HIV-positive patients face, including end stage kidney failure.

Elmi Muller 26 Nov 2019

A number of factors contribute to the lower rates of uptake of HIV treatment by adolescents. Nic Bothma/EPA
South Africa needs to get more young people with HIV on treatmentArticle

The United Nations has set targets to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. To do this the aim is to ensure that by next year, all countries will have achieved what the UN calls 90-90-90 targets...

Mhairi Maskew 26 Nov 2019

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Journalists at risk ahead of unity government in SudanArticle

South Sudanese authorities confiscated the accreditation and work permit of Associated Press' correspondent, Sam Mednick, last week.

5 Nov 2019

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Study sheds new light on barriers to a cure for HIVArticle

An international, collaborative study led by University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers has revealed an unexpected finding that could lead to better therapies towards reducing the HIV reservoir, a major barrier to developing a cure for HIV...

15 Oct 2019

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How IMF programmes can increase corruptionArticle

Corruption is one of the greatest obstacles to economic development. It deprives nations of income to invest into public services, with adverse implications for education, health, well-being, and prosperity...

Bernhard Reinsberg & Thomas Stubbs 30 Sep 2019

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Data solutions help fleet owners maximise vehicle use, reduce costsArticle

Fleet managers continue to struggle to reduce costs while keeping their trucks operational. Bridgestone has taken their customers' needs into consideration, working hard to develop solutions to help fleet owners overcome these challenges...

6 Sep 2019

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Impact of Huguenot Tunnel upgrades on road usersArticle

After 31 years of continuous and safe operation, the electrical and mechanical systems have neared its end of life, and are in need of replacement to ensure compliance to international safety standards...

6 Sep 2019

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ARV breakthrough: trial in South Africa confirms effectiveness of new drugArticle

A new antiretroviral drug regimen has been given the go-ahead by the World Health Organisation. This follows the preliminary results from studies that include an ongoing trial in South Africa...

Michelle Moorhouse & Willem Daniel Francois Venter 31 Jul 2019

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The WHO wants to rid the world of hepatitis by 2030: why it's a tough askArticle

Four years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) rolled out its global strategy to eliminate hepatitis by 2030. Known as a "silent killer" disease, hepatitis is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver...

Pauline Bakibinga 31 Jul 2019

Central African Republic gendarmes and police officers are seen on January 2, 2016, in Bangui. Police in Bangui allegedly assaulted two French reporters from AFP recently. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Issouf Sanogo.
Police arrest, assault 2 AFP journalists in Central African RepublicArticle

Authorities in the Central African Republic should investigate police who allegedly assaulted two French reporters...

3 Jul 2019

Recovery of soil health crucial for agricultural sustainability
Recovery of soil health crucial for agricultural sustainabilityArticle

The life of agricultural soil in South Africa is in a state of total imbalance after years of uninformed application of agricultural chemicals combined with practices that are, often unwittingly, detrimental to soil health.

20 Jun 2019

How Twitter has been used in Cameroon's Anglophone crisis
How Twitter has been used in Cameroon's Anglophone crisisArticle

The Conversation Africa examined how various groups - including the government, Anglophone activists, media organisations and citizens - used social media to report on growing unrest in Cameroon...

Julius T. Nganji and Lynn Cockburn 17 Jun 2019

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New study shows partial progress in South Africa's HIV responseArticle

While South Africa has made great strides in scaling up HIV testing and increasing HIV suppression in patients receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART), the country is still struggling to reach ART coverage targets and is falling short of HIV prevention goals.

13 Jun 2019

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5 vital areas to note in building management systemsArticle

Demand for building management systems (BMS) is on the rise as the need for automation of security and other systems in buildings and large construction sites around the world grows...

26 Apr 2019

Sappi and Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investment
Sappi and Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investmentArticle

LignoTech is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi and Borregaard AS of Norway. The lignin extraction plant generates revenue from a previously unused component of the effluent stream from Sappi's Saiccor mill...

Issued by Sappi 9 Apr 2019

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Fat grafting in breast cancer reconstructionArticle

Fat grafting has become a popular and versatile procedure in plastic surgery. Historically it is not entirely new, we find anecdotal reports and descriptions of fat transplantation as far back as the early 1900s...

Frank Graewe 4 Mar 2019

Cipla wins portion of state ARV tender
Cipla wins portion of state ARV tenderArticle

Cipla, South Africa's third largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, has been awarded a share of the South African Government's National ARV tender for TEE and TLD...

Issued by Cipla 22 Feb 2019

The missing link for integrating physical and IT security resources
The missing link for integrating physical and IT security resourcesArticle

Better communication is the key to integrating physical and IT security in enterprises today...

14 Feb 2019

Yale scientists examine how an immune system protein helps suppress HIV
Yale scientists examine how an immune system protein helps suppress HIVArticle

Much of the research on HIV has focused on preventing infection but little is understood about how the body keeps the virus in check post-infection. A new study by Yale investigators reveals the role of a protein that serves to block HIV gene expression once it has entered human cells...

Ziba Kashef 23 Jan 2019

Science, strides and a resilient nation... 30 years later
Science, strides and a resilient nation... 30 years laterArticle

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day. This year's theme, 'Know your status', reiterates the fact that HIV is a manageable disease...

Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 3 Dec 2018

Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa
Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in AfricaArticle

African audiences have low levels of trust in the media, experience a high degree of exposure to misinformation, and contribute - often knowingly - to its spread...

Herman Wasserman & Dani Madri-Morales 26 Nov 2018

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My nasty encounter with Tanzanian repressionArticle

Muthoki Mumo and I embarked on a 10-day visit to Tanzania, primarily as a networking and fact-finding mission to gauge media freedom in Magufuli's Tanzania. We had nothing to hide, and even had a letter of invitation from the government-recognised press regulator. But then I heard a knock on my hotel room door...

Angela Quintal 14 Nov 2018

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South Africa investigates sterilising mosquitoes in anti-malaria driveArticle

South Africa is one of four southern African countries aiming to eliminate malaria transmission...

Givemore Munhenga 9 Nov 2018

The WHO recommends HIV viral load testing to monitor people on ARVs. Shutterstock
How innovation can help end the Aids epidemic by 2030Article

A United Nations initiative backed by global experts has set its sights on an ambitious programme to bring an end to the Aids epidemic by 2030...

Glenda Gray 23 Oct 2018

Sherry Zameer
The secure foundation for IoTArticle

The low-cost, low-power nature of the IoT can cause security considerations to be deferred till much later in the product implementation stage, or sometimes, indefinitely...

Sherry Zameer 11 Sep 2018

Viral suppression helps lower risk for many types of cancer, study finds
Viral suppression helps lower risk for many types of cancer, study findsArticle

A new study by the Yale School of Public Health and partner institutions is the first to examine the potential cancer prevention benefits of prolonged periods of HIV viral suppression, resulting from antiretroviral therapy, for persons living with HIV...

Elisabeth Reitman 25 Jun 2018

Adherence clubs help patients stick to treatment regimens
Adherence clubs help patients stick to treatment regimensArticle

We are scaling up adherence clubs in SA to help patients attending public health facilities who have to take medication every day stay on their treatment and remain healthy...

7 Jun 2018

Curatorial Lab at Zeitz MOCAA looks at LGBTQI+ issues and rights
Curatorial Lab at Zeitz MOCAA looks at LGBTQI+ issues and rightsArticle

The LGBTQI+ Banele Khoza exhibition was unveiled as part of the opening of the Curatorial Lab at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA).

16 Apr 2018

SA's most endangered heritage sites 2017 announced
SA's most endangered heritage sites 2017 announcedArticle

The overwhelming public response to the call for nominations continues to show that South Africans are deeply concerned about the state of their cultural heritage...

6 Dec 2017

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not in the picture), the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, walk at dusk after attending their campaign rally at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi, Kenya, July 7, 2017. 
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Kenya's social media election: attack ads and data miningArticle

A strikingly toxic campaign ad was unleashed online in Kenya just weeks before national elections -- a potentially explosive move in a country where politics and ethnicity are closely aligned...

17 Jul 2017

Afex calls for end to crimes against journalists
Afex calls for end to crimes against journalistsArticle

Network of African free expression groups calls for end to impunity for crimes against journalists...

10 Jul 2017

#AfricaMonth: Exploring Africa's perspectives on knowledge and science
#AfricaMonth: Exploring Africa's perspectives on knowledge and scienceArticle

Following the official opening of the University of Johannesburg's African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, I caught up with Professor Alex Broadbent, the executive dean of the Faculty of Humanities, to find out a bit more about the development of the centre and its research...

Shan Radcliffe 31 May 2017

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