Breast cancer’s ‘magic bullet’ misfires for younger women

It seems counterintuitive, but mammograms may do more harm than good to women under 50.

Science of sleep: Getting ZZZs isn’t as easy as ABC

For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out how we sleep. They have their theories, but the bottom line is that you need eight hours a day.

The brave new world of the egg trade

South Africa has long been a destination for fertility tourists. Now agencies are recruiting SA women to fuel India's burgeoning surrogacy business.

Drug-induced comas: Miracles on the edge of oblivion

Sending you into a drug-induced coma is the job of the anaesthetist at the head of the table, writes Martinique Stilwell.

Dispatches: The bookstore with no name

Tucked away in suburban dullsville Martinique Stilwell discovers a magical treasure trove of words and pages.

Who killed Charlene Makaza?

A Zimbabwean child died in New Zealand and her uncle was tried for her murder. That's when South African experts on child rape were called in.

Is Tim Noakes the Malema of medicine?

World-famous sports scientist Tim Noakes has recently turned the food pyramid on its head. Could he be right?

South African stories: Through the liquor glass

The oldest business on Lower Main Road is the Observatory Bottle Store. It is also the reason some residents have chosen to live in the area.

The breathtaking world of freediving

It is one of the most dangerous extreme sports on the planet and a fast-growing competitive sport. And local diver Hanli Prinsloo is addicted.

Diamond mines are not forever

Residents of a pair of once-booming mining towns in Namaqualand now await a resurrection.

Living in the shadow of denial

National transmission rates of perinatal HIV infection are falling but the past is still with us, writes <b>Martinique Stilwell</b>.

Who is Hans Klaar?

Martinique Stilwell unravels the background of Hans Klaar, the convicted rapist she has known since childhood.

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A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

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Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

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PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations