Sarah Boseley

Attempts to avert HIV are off target

The death toll is falling but there is still no hope for an end to the worldwide pandemic.

Dagga makes teenagers dumber

Teens who are regular users of cannabis are at risk of permanent damage to their intelligence, according to research covering nearly four decades.

How technology can give Olympics a winning edge

A new report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers suggests that technological innovation is now an integral part of sport at the highest level.

US grapples with neglect of HIV

Embarrassingly, Washington's infection rate tops that of some African countries, writes Sarah Boseley.

Malaria wonder drug loses its grip

Misuse of artemisinin combination therapy on the Thai-Burma border has allowed parasitic resistance to develop that could spread worldwide.

Africa under threat from super-malaria megakiller

In the 1980s drug-resistant strains of malaria spread from Southeast Asia to Africa. Millions of children died. Now, it's happening all over again.

Doubts raised about mammograms

A research group says the mental and physical costs of misdiagnosis are simply too high.

Criminals threaten malaria fight

Counterfeit and substandard drugs threaten the fight against malaria in Africa.

Fake, dodgy drugs drive malaria crisis in Africa

Scientists have called for measures to prevent the circulation of counterfeit and substandard malaria medicines that threaten millions of lives.

Nuns should take ‘the pill to reduce risk of cancer’

Nuns should be given the contraceptive pill to reduce the high death rates from breast, ovarian and uterine cancer a result of their childlessness.

Time to trash those smokes

Around 40% of all cancers are caused by things we have the power to change.

Birth control back on the agenda

The HIV crisis shifted attention from the issues of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

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

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