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Incentivise the adoption of 4IR technologies

With great rewards for bringing new technologies into different sectors will come great opportunities for South Africa’s economy

For land reform to have a chance of success, women are key

There is a constitutional imperative to empower the majority gender

Get up, stand up, stand up for your cardiovascular might

Going to gym twice a week isn’t enough to counter the effect of sitting on your backside all week.

SA, UK form Newton Fund to boost science and technology projects

The landmark agreement will see both countries make investments to foster developments in key institutions.

[From our archives] Is SA ready to turn over a new leaf?

Cannabis may well have beneficial properties, but experts warn that smoking it is still bad for your health.

Decrease in women abuse = decrease in HIV infections, say researchers

Women who experience gender-based violence have a higher risk of contracting HIV: this should be considered in South Africa's prevention strategy.

Teenage moms face a litany of ills

Nearly half of all pregnancies in South Africa involve teenagers, statistics reveal.

Brutal murder of lesbian activist condemned

The murder of a lesbian activist who was stoned and stabbed to death is part of an "epidemic" of hate crimes against gays, Human Rights Watch says.

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