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Ending HIV in South Africa: Queer community by queer community
Ending HIV in South Africa: Queer community by queer community
As South Africa commemorated World Aids Day on December 1, the country pledged to renew, rejuvenate and recommit itself to the fight to end HIV....
Romeo and Juliet are sexting: Will SA’s new sex-ed prepare kids for life and love?
Romeo and Juliet are sexting: Will SA’s new sex-ed prepare kids for life and love?
From “sinister sexual behaviours” to “lies” and efforts to “manufacture ignorance”, Joan van Dyk looks at the high-stakes fight...
Why do people keep voting for the ANC?
Why do people keep voting for the ANC?
This is an edited extract from Jan-Jan Joubert’s book, Will South Africa Be Okay? (Tafelberg)
A moratorium will not address ethical concerns about gene editing
A moratorium will not address ethical concerns about gene editing
Much of the attention garnered by the novel gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 is due to the prospect of unprecedented therapeutic applications...
Community healthcare workers are the link
Community healthcare workers are the link
Community healthcare workers play a vital role in healthcare. They are the backbone of community based services. In community oriented primary...
The case for not punishing drug users
The case for not punishing drug users
Strange, isn’t it, that none of us, when asked what we wanted to be when we were grown-up, answered “homeless, unemployed, alienated from...
Yes, edit our genes – but do it cautiously
Yes, edit our genes – but do it cautiously
Cutting-edge medical advancements are changing the way we think about having children. From gene therapy and pre-implantation genetic testing to...
The cost of breaking your silence is high
The cost of breaking your silence is high
As with sexual and gender-based violence, breaking the silence is not an event. Neither happens nor dissipates in the snap of a disclosing moment,...
Gene editing is risky, but it is worth it?
Gene editing is risky, but it is worth it?
Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui’s recent foray into human gene editing by altering embryos’ genes caused controversy in the scientific...
An open letter of thanks to Justice Edwin Cameron
An open letter of thanks to Justice Edwin Cameron
Dear Justice Edwin Cameron
Being a mensch first, Edwin-style
Being a mensch first, Edwin-style
I think Edwin fancies his gaydar as being pretty accurate. He is also a master at not openly displaying any private assumptions he might be holding...

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