World Health Organisation

The path to a zero carbon future

The transition to a decarbonised economy based on water, wind and solar energy will save trillions, plus people’s lives and climate crisis costs

China believes new virus behind mystery pneumonia outbreak

China believes a mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS

Climate change is also a health crisis

"Future efforts must reflect the real costs of our fossil fuel economy and aid those most affected."

Prevent the next flu pandemic

The ability to contain outbreaks exists but states ignore the international treaty for health security

African leaders prefer overseas to local health care

Medical facilities at home are seemingly not good enough for people who head African countries

Vipers, cobras and cures: Why there is an antivenom crisis

Each year, millions will be bitten by venomous snakes and antivenom will remain painfully out of reach for many victims

Mental healthcare must back peace efforts

Examples from Rwanda and Sierra Leone can be incorporated into transitional justice frameworks

Doing the ‘tramadol dance’: What this latest craze says about pill addiction

The illicit trade in this painkiller has become the stuff of ballads and dance halls but its abuse is threatening to condemn those in real need

Why babies and mothers are still dying

Look to perceptions and local context – and not more training for nurses – to cut the mortality rate

Second Ebola case confirmed in DRC’s Goma

Health officials fear an Ebola outbreak in the eastern DRC could spread in Goma. Earlier in July, the city registered its first case

Live in JHB, lose three years of life

The air in South Africa’s biggest city is the country’s most polluted, playing havoc with health, so move to Cape Town

Editorial: Trust is key to fight Ebola

'Don’t expect the outbreak to be contained until, somehow, local communities are given good reason to trust the responders'

Press Releases

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.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.