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Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Grass-Roots Solutions That Are Making A Difference In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The current shortage of healthcare practitioners in South Africa poses a substantial threat to the adequate provision and delivery of healthcare. Many in the healthcare sector believe that this shortage constitutes a national crisis. South Africa’s doctor to population ratio has declined well below the global average of 15 doctors per 10,000 people. Currently, we …

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Technology Shielding Eswatini From The Worst Of The Pandemic

IsraAID, the largest humanitarian organisation in Israel, has collaborated with Monday.com to support the Ministry of Health as they work to ensure that the whole population of the Kingdom of Eswatini is vaccinated against the virus. The aid agency and the workplace solutions provider are using a virtual software monitoring system called the Vaccine Control …

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We Must Tackle Root Causes Of GBV

We Must Tackle Root Causes Of GBV, Says Anglo American

The only way for South Africa to tackle the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) – which kills around seven women a day – is to directly address the harmful norms, values and behaviours that lead to violence, says Anglo American’s GBV programme manager. Marcel Korth, who coordinates Anglo American’s Living with Dignity initiatives, says one …

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From Fruit Waste to Gourmet Grub

When Bonolo Monthe’s neighbours discarded bucketsful of fallen ripe morula fruit from their backyard, she saw food and fortune going to waste. Monthe took a tasty interest in the fruit of the morula (Sclerocarya birrea), a hardy indigenous tree that grows naturally across Africa. The morula fruit is rich in vitamins and nutrients, with eight …

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How Might The Pandemic Increase Trade Between Africa And China?

We are aware that the recent COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the global economy. In fact, some research suggests that the world could lose up to $8.5 trillion dollars in revenue during the next two years. Still, we need to remember that every cloud has a silver lining. Some regions of the …

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Optimizing Sustainable Groundwater Management Calls For A System Thinking Approach

“The Systems thinking approach could innovatively contribute to a water-secure Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to mitigate the acerbating impacts of climate change”. This view is shared by Engineer James Sauramba, SADC-GMI Executive Director. Diplomacy & Science News 2019 also indicates that if sustainable water resources management is the ultimate, a transdisciplinary approach which advocates …

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Double Solution To Ongoing Food And Climate Crises

By Joyce Chimbi For the last ten years, Angeline Wanjira’s food stall at Kirigiti Market in Kiambu County has featured the same foods, cabbages, potatoes and carrots, keeping with the community’s most preferred food types. Over in the Lake Victoria region County of Homabay, Millicent Atieno has sold fish at the Mbita market since 2015. A …

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Looking For A Job? How To Unlock The Power Of Networking With LinkedIn

By Adelaide Tshabalala, Head of Digital Marketing at Hill+Knowlton South Africa In a country where countless young South Africans take to sharing highlights on various social media platforms on a daily basis, we have to ask ourselves, are they spending enough time crafting a professional image in today’s ‘always on’ digital world? While apps like Instagram, …

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Africa Tech Festival 2021 – Winners

Celebrating Digital Democracy and Green Tech Champions Across Africa As the 24th Africa Tech Festival (with anchor events AfricaCom and AfricaTech) draws to a close after a week of exceptional content, festival organisers have released the names of all the winners of the industry’s most illustrious awards, who are helping to deliver on the continent’s digital …

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Sweeping The African Continent

Aisha Pandor is on fire. As CEO of SweepSouth, she has — within seven years — grown the company from start-up to becoming South Africa’s largest on-demand home services company. And she’s now scaling the business across the African continent.  In 2020 SweepSouth launched their home-cleaning services model in Kenya. This month they started operations in Nigeria, …

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