Mosquito

Yes, edit our genes – but do it cautiously

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

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

2016 marked the first time in over two decades that malaria cases did not fall year-on-year

Key institutes keep keen watch on Zika for Africa

The Ebola outbreak on the continent showed how countries with poor health systems are unfit to fight epidemics.

Link to baby deformity slows race to find Zika vaccine

“We can use the technologies from other flaviviruses to get the product made by the end of 2016”

Malaria check is in the male

A new technique involves injecting mosquitoes with a gene that causes mostly male offspring, leading to a decline in population as females disappear.

New Malaria therapy could be a breakthrough

A new therapy – a combination of drugs made from the artemisinin plant with older medicines – could transform the fight against malaria.

Mosquitoes: Inside the blood shed

One of the difficulties in breeding mosquitoes is how to feed them. But malaria expert Maureen Coetzee just rolls up her sleeves and gets stuck in.
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Staring down the silent killer

Over 200-million people contract malaria each year. The M&G got up close to the Anopheles mosquito, the pest that spreads the disease.

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Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.