Malaria Treatment

Why over-treating malaria in Africa is a problem, and how it can be stopped

Malaria medication is being accidentally wasted on other conditions.

Malaria has been beaten back – but children are still dying

Now the fight is on to eliminate the illness entirely – and save those still at the mercy of the mosquito.
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Mobile tech: A malaria-fighting secret weapon for Africa?

Is mobile technology the malaria-fighting secret weapon Africa’s been waiting for?

Cheap drugs a bitter pill for the West

A global squabble over property rights could see the price of medicine soar in poor countries.

Text messages help fight cholera in Mozambique

As Mozambique struggles to recover from the worst flooding in over a decade, aid agencies are pioneering the use of mobile phones to distribute aid.

New malaria drug excites researchers

The drug is effective against resistant parasites and shows no adverse side effects, researchers say.

Hard climb to beat malaria

The tools to fight the malaria may have improved, but only sustained efforts will totally eliminate it, not just intermittent interventions.

Malaria wonder drug loses its grip

Misuse of artemisinin combination therapy on the Thai-Burma border has allowed parasitic resistance to develop that could spread worldwide.

Criminals threaten malaria fight

Counterfeit and substandard drugs threaten the fight against malaria in Africa.

Fake, dodgy drugs drive malaria crisis in Africa

Scientists have called for measures to prevent the circulation of counterfeit and substandard malaria medicines that threaten millions of lives.

Malaria drug breakthrough

Malaria drug breakthrough MSF calls for drug that could save 200 000 lives a year to be rolled out immediately

Former al-Qaeda hostage moves Africa malaria work to France

Pierre Camatte's kidnapping by al-Qaeda brought a savage halt to his years of research on treatments of malaria in Mali, but not to his ambition.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.