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Omicron is the new COVID kid on the block: five steps to avoid, ten to take immediately

South Africa reacted with outrage to travel bans, first triggered by the UK, imposed on it in the wake of the news that its genomics surveillance team had detected a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africahas been monitoring changes in SARS-CoV-2 since the pandemic first broke out. ...

By Shabir A. Madhi 6 days ago

Unpacking parents’ reasons for not vaccinating their children: why it matters

For many of us, the case for childhood vaccination seems self-evident. Every year, this powerful public health intervention protects billions of children from deadly and debilitating infections like polio and measles. Yet worldwide, many parents are reluctant – if not outright refusing – to vaccinate their children. This includes paren...

By Sara Cooper et. al 17 days ago

Why southern Africa’s interior is an ideal place to generate solar energy

Southern Africa is popularly associated with sunshine. Does that make the region exceptionally suited to solar energy generation? With electricity shortages plaguing all parts of the sub-continent, a plentiful energy source that is becoming increasingly affordable to tap into seems like an ideal solution. Yet the rollout of solar po...

By Phumzile Mavimbela 6 months ago

Weekend Roundup: Mzansi Mourns the Death of Dr Sindi Van Zyl As Well As AkA’s Fiancée Nelli Tembe.

The South African media industry sailed through another grey wave of news headlines following the passing of two Young and promising lives. On Sunday South Africa’s were informed of the tragic passing of Kiernan Forbes “AKA” Forbes fiancée Ayanda “Nelli” Tembe. Tembe allegedly jumped from a hotel building in Cape Town.

By Phumzile Mavimbela 8 months ago

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