Much ado about magic mushrooms

Careful examination reveals there is not enough data

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Science | 12 October 2022

Debunking the myth that Africa responded well to Covid

We should not let governments that failed to even count their dead off the hook

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Analysis | 5 September 2022

Scientists sound alarm on badly run medical studies

More than half of clinical trials analysed showed a high risk of bias. It was especially bad for drug and alcohol studies.

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Science | 13 June 2022

An optimal vaccine strategy for middle-income countries

A mixture of Chinese-manufactured vaccines and mRNA booster may be the way to go

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Analysis | 13 December 2021

Men should spend on average 50 minutes more a day on household duties, report finds

Only then would men do 50% of the unpaid care work

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News | 17 June 2021

Africa has a higher death rate among critically ill Covid-19 patients than anywhere else

The death rate was 48% compared to the global average of 32%

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Science | 21 May 2021

Funders of African health research are excluding Africans, say scientists

African scientists call on funders to “decolonise global health”

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News | 15 April 2021

Covid-19: Cell phone study shows where infections take place

“Stop pussyfooting around funerals” says infectious disease professor

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Science | 14 January 2021

AIDS victories show what we can do if we try

We can do the same for Covid-19 and other diseases

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Opinion | 1 December 2020

Covid-19: The world’s unprecedented experiment

From this disaster we can emerge better

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GroundView | 17 March 2020

HIV drug studies offer patients more choices

But new regimens are not problem-free

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Science | 26 July 2019

One door of learning has opened, but the others are still firmly shut

Unless we fix the school system, the gains won by the #Feesmustfall campaign will mean very little

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Opinion | 21 May 2019

Got a question? We’ll try to answer it

We’re answering questions about schools, social grants, banks, debt, difficult bosses, and even love (maybe)

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GroundView | 6 February 2019

Over 5 million social grant beneficiaries to pay R10 “bank charge”

SASSA assures MPs that all grants will be paid from 1 April

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News | 28 March 2018

Home Affairs extends deadline for new Zimbabwe Exemption Permit

Applicants have until 15 February to complete the process

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Brief | 1 February 2018