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Russian mining disaster: Death toll in Russian mine tragedy jumps past 50

MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – A gas leak in a Siberian coal mine killed at least 52 people on Thursday, Russian news agencies said, including six rescuers who were sent…

INFANT NUTRITION: Formula for poor health: Unscrupulous marketing helps push mothers away from breastfeeding, report reveals

The South African Child Health Priorities Association is hosting a conference that looks at ways to improve children’s health.

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SPOTLIGHT: CERVICAL CANCER: What is happening with SA’s relatively new HPV vaccine programme?

In 2014, South Africa launched an HPV vaccination campaign targeting nine-year-old public schoolchildren in Grade 4. It involves delivering two doses of vaccine six months apart. Spotlight finds out how…

CLEANER, GREENER ACADEMIA: Wits Council resolves to appoint Pro-Vice-Chancellor for climate sustainability and inequality

At a meeting of the Wits University Senate on 4 November 2021, the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Professor Zeblon Vilakazi, proposed the novel appointment of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Pro-VC) for Climate Sustainability and…

OPINIONISTA: Strategic plan 2022-2025: Office of the Auditor-General to drive a cultural shift in public service

The Office of the Auditor-General has given legislators a peek into the future of public auditing through the submission of its strategic plan and budget for 2022-2025. In that brave…

LIFE ESIDIMENI: ANALYSIS: Five years later: More than 144 mental healthcare patients dead and nobody held responsible

Gauteng health department officials continue refusing to accept responsibility for the deaths of scores of Life Esidimeni mental healthcare patients

REFLECTION: Des andamp; Dawn: The lives and times of an inseparable duo

A new book by Des and the late Dawn Lindberg is a captivating and highly entertaining must-read about so much that has happened in South African theatre, music and the…

16 Days of Activism OP-ED: Campaigning against GBV must be a trade union priority: SA must ratify ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention

Since 1999, 25 November has been designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by the UN General Assembly. It commemorates the day the three Mirabal…

OPINIONISTA: The JSC must seriously consider appointing legal academics directly to the Constitutional Court

There are strong reasons to include academics in the Constitutional Court. Academic life encourages a depth of engagement with a subject that emerges from years of reading and reflection, and…