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Kristin Palitza

Kristin Palitza

    Tobacco poisons Malawi's children
    Tobacco poisons Malawi's children
    At the height of Malawi's tobacco harvest, the lush fields of the country's key tobacco growing district, Kasungu, are filled with labourers...
    Zanzibar's seaweedy wage earner
    Zanzibar's seaweedy wage earner
    Who would have thought? Even those who don't like sushi are digesting seaweed every day.
    Hidden addiction in Zanzibar
    Hidden addiction in Zanzibar
    As tourists stroll languidly through the narrow streets of Stone Town, the romantic city hums with life. Vendors sell oriental spices and colourful...
    Denial of Malawi food insecurity goes against the grain
    Denial of Malawi food insecurity goes against the grain
    Although Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika insists his country doesn't need food aid, independent agricultural experts and the country's...
    Climate-change policy ignores women farmers
    Climate-change policy ignores women farmers
    When asked if they have already felt the effects of climate change, Mary-Anne Zimri and Katrina Scheepers eagerly nod their heads. The two...
    Lack of quality healthcare causes rise in orphans
    Lack of quality healthcare causes rise in orphans
    Two small boys play quietly on a jungle gym, some distance away from other children. The six-year-old twins, who live at the Masigcine children's...
    Manage CSI with heart
    Manage CSI with heart
    Corporate social investment (CSI) has become a buzzword in the past decade, but the quality of initiatives has been inconsistent and unreliable....
    Cooperation is needed
    Cooperation is needed
    Businesses are ploughing large parts of their CSI budgets into the education of their current and future workforce, but say they need the active...
    Nation in a state
    Nation in a state
    Opposition parties heavily criticised the African National Congress's economic policies, but offered few constructive alternatives at a Critical...
    Game has just begun
    Game has just begun
    The game has started, but goals have not been scored. Since the department of trade and industry started to accredit verification agencies to...
    Gardening for life
    Gardening for life
    With the back of her hand, she wipes beads of sweat from her forehead and adjusts the headscarf that protects her from the sun. It is mid-morning,...
    HIV wipes out Namibia's gains in reducing child mortality
    HIV wipes out Namibia's gains in reducing child mortality
    The HI virus is reversing strides Namibia has made in improving children's health. The country was well on its way to reducing child mortality, but...