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Opinion 08 Jan 2018 09:14 am
The unresolved compensation of Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers needs to be settled quickly, as it stands in the way of economic recovery. By IAN SCOONES.
Opinion 03 Jan 2018 09:22 am
Can fairy tales actually be harmful as their critics believe? By MICHELLE SMITH.
Africa 03 Jan 2018 09:15 am
HIV self-testing is a potential strategy to overcome access to testing. Kenya’s latest HIV progress report shows that new infections are dropping.
Africa 02 Jan 2018 10:39 am
Zimbabwe's road to democracy remains a bumpy one as Zanu-PF, the new president and the military go about entrenching power. By JAMES HAMILL.
Opinion 02 Jan 2018 10:31 am
Interactions between sharks and humans happen in a variety of places. That means reducing conflict needs different interventions. By TAMLYN ENGELBRECHT and ALISON KOCK.
Life 02 Jan 2018 08:41 am
The scientific evidence is clear as can be that cutting calories simply doesn’t lead to long-term weight loss or health gains.
Life 02 Jan 2018 08:31 am
Make getting enough sleep one of your New Year’s resolutions. Your memory, waistline and even your employer may thank you for it.
Africa 02 Jan 2018 07:49 am
Innovations in technonology and financing for farmers is improving food production in many countries.
Opinion 27 Dec 2017 08:19 am
Giving people living in remote areas the opportunity to learn and to hear about science is an essential way of including them as citizens, writes Andre Ramos.
Life 25 Dec 2017 07:24 am
Chocolate can be toxic for dogs, with smaller dogs most at risk. Dark chocolate, due to it's higher levels of toxic chemicals, is also more risky to dogs.