Pneumonia

Molewa’s family thanks SA for support, reveals cause of death

​The late Minister Edna Molewa died from Legionnaires' disease - an extremely acute form of pneumonia, her family said on Sunday.

When it comes to vaccines, there really is safety in numbers. Here’s why

Turns out it takes a village to raise a child but also to protect them.

Local is lekker: This African innovation could save hundreds of babies each year

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children die gasping for air. This could help to change that.

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.

Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia

Jacket would detect symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor.

Vaccine lowers child pneumonia and meningitis by 70%

South Africa was the first African country to introduce the expensive but effective pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar, into its immunisation programme.

Harsh prison air left mark on Madiba

Madiba's prison past may have played a role in his recurrent lung infections.

Jabs deplete vaccine budget but dramatically cut child mortality

Prevenar and Rotarix have emptied paediatric wards but the coverage is still too low.

South Asia gets life-saving vaccine

Pakistan is set to become the first country in South Asia to introduce the pneumococcal vaccine to protect children against pneumonia.

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R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

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

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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

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

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