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Scientists map African genetics to learn more about diseases

Gene sequencing tools allows scientists to untangle the genetic roots of many diseases and they're looking at genetic variation in Africa.

Large dengue fever outbreak in Madeira spreads cases in Europe

Europe is experiencing its first sustained transmission of dengue fever since the 1920s, with more than 1 300 people infected in Madeira, Portugal.

New Sars-like virus found in Middle East

A Qatari man struck down with a previously unknown virus related to the deadly Sars infection is critically ill in hospital in Britain.

Compete to the beat: Tunes take athletes to the top

Science shows music has a profound effect on an athlete before and during a major sports event.

Cancer: Africa’s nameless enemy

Most of Africa's languages don't have a word for cancer. How can a continent hope to treat, let alone fight, a disease that has no name?

‘Loss aversion’ studies point the way for gambling addicts

Studies into a chemical involved in the brain's sensory and reward systems could help in the development of drugs to treat gambling addicts.

Autistic children encouraged to mentally ‘talk things through’

British scientists say teaching autistic children to "talk things through" in their heads might help them solve tricky day-to-day tasks.

Funding shortages dampen fight against Aids

UN health agencies say extraordinary progress has been made in the fight against Aids but a funding crisis is putting those gains at risk.

SMS a day keeps malaria at bay

Sending daily SMS reminders to health workers can mean nearly 25% more children are properly treated for malaria.

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Mask rules are not meant to ‘criminalise’ the public

Shop owners and taxi drivers can now refuse entry to people who defy mandatory mask-wearing regulations

Ramaphosa asks all South Africans to help to avoid 50 000 Covid-19 deaths this year

Calling this ‘the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy’, the president said level three lockdown remains, but enforcement will be strengthened

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted strategy to manage Covid-19

The president's address comes after a number of meetings with Cabinet and the National Command Council

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Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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