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Belinda Beresford

Belinda Beresford

    Riddles of race
    Riddles of race
    Being the white mother of a black child has been a salutary lesson in race awareness for Belinda Beresford.
    'He owns me -- he paid for me'
    'He owns me -- he paid for me'
    Lebo Ramafoko of Soul City has been enduring years of abuse from an ex-partner. She has decided to 'walk the talk' and be open about her experiences.
    A lethal cocktail
    A lethal cocktail
    Asymptomatic patients and poor sanitary conditions increase the risk of cholera spreading beyond Zimbabwe, writes Belinda Beresford
    On the way down
    On the way down
    The tie between health and wealth has held true for most of the world, and for as long as there appear to have been economists to notice it.
    A healthier future
    A healthier future
    Rarely in South Africa can a minister have come to power carrying such a weight of expectation as Barbara Hogan.
    A steady erosion
    A steady erosion
    HIV is thought to have a kill rate of close to 100%, higher than even the notorious haemorrhagic diseases such as Ebola.
    A virus by any other name is still a virus
    A virus by any other name is still a virus
    One of the most lethal viruses known to science has made its appearance in Africa, but naming it has been held up by political sensitivities.
    Safe babies, threatened mothers?
    Safe babies, threatened mothers?
    The most basic way of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV appears to cause resistance to one of the key anti-HIV drugs in women.
    SA pioneers HIV+ transplant
    SA pioneers HIV+ transplant
    New procedure throws lifeline to HIV-positive renal patients.
    SA goes large
    SA goes large
    Almost half of SA's adults are too fat. The health risks are huge: heart-related illness, often triggered by obesity, is the second-biggest killer.
    Hunting Virus X
    Hunting Virus X
    There are no conclusive answers about the cause of three deaths in Johannesburg, thought to have been haemorrhagic fever.