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Bionic mushrooms are a thing now

Scientists have the technology (and apparently the inclination) to make fungus better, stronger, faster

​Bacteria turn sewage into clean water and electricity in self-powered plant

A microbial fuel cell can process sewage on a small or very large scale and solve the problem of water treatment, some five years from now.

Your toilet is cleaner than the kitchen – health study

A new study has found that your kitchen counter is more likely to be contaminated by disease-causing bacteria than the handle of your toilet.

Fears of new deadly virus mount

Health authorities fret at the prospect of a global outbreak similar to the 2003 Sars crisis.

Enzyme teaches bacteria to resist drugs

A new strain of drug-resistant bacteria has made landfall in South Africa.

Hospitals can wash hands of superbug

MRSA is the superbug causing alarm in hospitals around the world. South African hospitals have not been spared.

Coming clean on our dirty washing

We pay for antibacterial wipes while Third World children die because of a lack of basic sanitation.

Creeping through our defences

Barbara Ludman reviews Robert Baker's latest book about the indelible impact of epidemics.

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Zuma won’t appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reportedly says ‘eish’ when told of Zuma’s alleged Eskom meddling

More allegations against Jacob Zuma put before the state capture commission, as the questions the former president will have to answer when he appears next week continue to stack up

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