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The Conversation Africa launched as a pilot project in May 2015. It is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.

Opinion 01 Aug 2016 07:29 am
Nicky Falkof explores how during the height of apartheid, family murders became what was termed a “bloody epidemic”.
Opinion 01 Aug 2016 07:02 am
Working poverty is also dire in South Africa. About 54 percent of full-time employees – 5.5 million workers – earn below the working-poor line of R4,125.
Technology 27 Jul 2016 20:10 pm
Some toddlers are unable to walk with their whole foot, and this is something that should be checked out by a health professional.
Opinion 27 Jul 2016 06:58 am
The mesquit tree has now invaded large parts of the country and has become the second most widespread invasive tree after Australian acacias.
Opinion 25 Jul 2016 17:08 pm
Successful countries such as China, the UK and the US always put their own economic interests first. But South Africa has taken political positions rather than economic ones.
Opinion 25 Jul 2016 17:05 pm
At first blush it seems as though “Pokémon Go” will have good knock-on effects for nature conservation. After all, players have to go outside to play the game.
Technology 14 Jul 2016 20:38 pm
The social media platform's new function lets you build a “personal collection of your favourite moments.”
Opinion 13 Jul 2016 18:42 pm
The idea is that by 2020, 90% of HIV infections will be diagnosed, 90% of people diagnosed will be on antiretroviral treatment, and 90% of those on ARV's will be virally suppressed
Opinion 05 Jul 2016 20:25 pm
After the broadcast Pistorius was criticised for being insincere and manipulative, but the way the programme was structured influences the way a viewer “reads” the the piece.
Technology 05 Jul 2016 20:16 pm
Decentralised diagnostics is fundamental to modern sustainable healthcare systems – but miniaturising clinical tests is often regarded as an extremely challenging task.