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South Africans aren't wearing masks or keeping their distance. This needs to change

South Africans aren't wearing masks or keeping their distance. This needs to change

23rd July 2020 In countries like South Africa that face severe resource shortages, the burden of fighting Covid-19 falls heavily on citizens to change their... 

Why one of three African candidates fits the bill as the new head of the WTO

Why one of three African candidates fits the bill as the new head of the WTO

22nd July 2020 The next director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will replace Brazilian Roberto de Azevedo, who has served since 2013 and plans to... 

Africa's research capacity is growing. That's good news for pandemic response efforts

Africa's research capacity is growing. That's good news for pandemic response efforts

22nd July 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has put global emergency preparedness under sharp scrutiny. It’s also placed national health systems’ capacity to predict and... 

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Covid-19 promotes innovative HIV service delivery in Cape Town

Covid-19 promotes innovative HIV service delivery in Cape Town

21st July 2020 South Africa is home to the world’s largest epidemic of HIV, a virus that attacks a person’s immune system, making one more susceptible to other... 

How Covid-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/AIDS in South Africa

How Covid-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/AIDS in South Africa

21st July 2020 When the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly across the globe, scientists expressed concern that people living with HIV would be particularly... 

International research collaborations: how can we shift the power towards Africa?

International research collaborations: how can we shift the power towards Africa?

20th July 2020 The higher education sector globally has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Academics have been discussing various aspects of the disruptions... 

Mandela was a flawed icon. But without him South Africa would be a sadder place

Mandela was a flawed icon. But without him South Africa would be a sadder place

17th July 2020 I was one of the thousands who watched Nelson Mandela, the South African liberation struggle hero, leave prison on 11 February 1990, and then mount... 

South Africa is failing on Covid-19 because its leaders want to emulate the First World

South Africa is failing on Covid-19 because its leaders want to emulate the First World

17th July 2020 Covid-19 infections are rising sharply in South Africa – and Latin America. This is fitting: South Africa resembles the countries of South America... 

South Africa's leaders have had a crack at Covid-19: it's time to give the people a go

South Africa's leaders have had a crack at Covid-19: it's time to give the people a go

17th July 2020 South Africa is now ranked 5th in the world for Covid-19 active cases, 9th for cumulative cases, and 23rd for cumulative deaths. The nation’s... 

East African integration is alive – even though leaders haven't been united over Covid-19

East African integration is alive – even though leaders haven't been united over Covid-19

16th July 2020 The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed further fault lines in the workings of the East African Community (EAC), often perceived as a... 

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