Malaria

Rethinking the mosquito net

Disease-spreading mozzies may be getting wise to our best defences, but science is fighting back with a new kind of chemistry. But will advances be able to outpace nature?

Yes, edit our genes – but do it cautiously

We can now control our species genetic future but this power is ‘awesome and terrifying’

Sharing best practice key to healthy results solutions

Healthcare workers from across Africa are working together to find last-mile solutions

In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war

70% of all illness deaths are due to easily treatable malaria, acute watery diarrhoea and respiratory infections in Udier Village

Striving for a malaria-free Africa

Communication Award for outreach and creating awareness by a team or individual

Ugandan invention revolutionises malaria testing

An award-winning device created by a Ugandan engineer and his colleagues could replace expensive blood tests

Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling

Surprised? Which is to be expected when the media thrives on keeping us in a state of alarm

If we keep our eye on the ball, we can stop malaria

'As a father I just can’t imagine living with the knowledge that your child could catch a deadly disease overnight'

Is Nigeria really home to almost one in four of the world’s malaria cases?

International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world’s malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark?

How Zambia is beating malaria

A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide.

Beer and stinky feet could be a fatal combination – for mosquitos

Could a new manmade concoction of mundane odours stop malaria?

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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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

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