Measles

Healthcare’s crucial tool is trust

A new survey reveals that most people know little about science and this negatively affects preventative medicine

Curaçao vows to stop measles spreading from Scientology ship

Curacao said it would do what was needed to prevent measles spreading from a Scientology cruise ship, after a crew member came down with the disease

US health officials seek to stem measles outbreaks traced to Israel, Ukraine

A total of 555 cases of measles have been recorded in the United States since January 1, most of them in New York and Clark County in Washington state

Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot

Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection.

‘There is hope this evil illness will not befall us again’

The residents of a Nigerian village had no health services, save for traditional methods, to treat those with a fever and a rash.

Roll over Ebola: measles is the deadly new threat

A consequence of the Ebola epidemic is a steep drop in measles vaccinations as overburdened hospitals are unable to keep up.

Measles threat puts Ebola to shame

The disease is outfoxing prevention efforts, thanks in part to vaccination myths.

Measles surges in UK years after vaccine scare

A vaccine scare more than a decade ago is causing a growing epidemic of measles, a contagious disease.

Comment: Ignorant reporting can be lethal

As the fallout regarding misinformation about vaccines and antiretrovirals shows, words can kill.

UN health chief raises concern over vaccine ‘mistrust’

WHO chief warned on Monday that the health community needed to tackle strong and "worrisome" public mistrust of vaccines.

UN: Measles outbreak kills more than 700 in Africa

A recent measles outbreak in Eastern and Southern Africa has killed more than 700 people, the UN said on Friday.

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The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

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

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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

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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