Malnutrition

Burundi’s poll exacts brutal toll

People are killed, raped, tortured, detained and forced to give up food. Africa, with South Africa’s leadership, needs to urgently stop the violence

Too many of SA’s children are stunted, wasted or obese

The government, private sector and civil society need to work together to address the causes of unhealthy eating in all its forms

‘I don’t know how my children will survive’: Zimbabwe in crisis

Cyclone Idai washed away the crops that survived a savage drought, leaving 70% of the population in dire need of food.

Bureaucracy, power and grants: When a pen may be as mighty as the scalpel

Go inside this unspoken ethical dilemma South African doctors face every day.

Gasping for breath: Pneumonia’s deadly toll

A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutrition.

The Sikasso paradox: Can the Mali miracle be repeated?

Mali’s most fertile region is also its most malnourished. But that is changing

This costs just cents and could prevent half-a-million children from going blind

The substance is critical in pregnancy and in the development of children; a lack of it has dire consequences.

Inspectors unearth rat infestation at Gauteng school following poisoning

Poor handling practices as well as storage, cooking equipment and fridges - and rats - increase the risk of food poisoning.

Nutrition remains single biggest ‘missed opportunity’ in health, says Gates

Malnutrition contributes to almost half of all child deaths globally but receives 1% of foreign aid.

Nursing the hungry: How one Catholic nun has taken Malawi’s prisoners under her wing

As humanitarian organisations sound the alarm over high malnutrition rates among Malawi's prisoners, one woman is trying to help keep inmates alive.

Tens of thousands of children may starve to death in Boko Haram-affected areas

The conflict has left health services and agriculture in shambles. Unicef says it has just 13% of the money it needs to stave off deaths.

Breast is best: Exclusive breastfeeding could turn Africa’s child mortality tide

Malnutrition is a leading cause of death in under-fives, but there’s a simple — and free — solution that could save lives.

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Tshwane water woes in court again

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Press Releases

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.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it