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3 Sep 2021 | "If you're a woman who can do math, you can do anything"

“The gender gap in STEM is partly born from a gap between confidence and capability,” said Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, CEO of the Motsepe F...

23 Aug 2021 | Basic Education Department needs a few lessons in 21st-century learning

Most teachers are under-resourced, underpaid, overburdened, inadequately skilled – and expected to shove a one-size-fits-all curriculum set for ...

23 Aug 2021 | Covid-19: Vaccination train begins drive to inoculate communities in remote parts of SA

Transvaco – a vaccination train in support of government's efforts for South Africa to reach herd immunity against Covid-19 – began operat...

23 Aug 2021 | Health experts urge change in Covid-19 messaging to tackle vaccine hesitancy

In the past 24 hours, about 194 000 people were vaccinated. So far the total vaccinations in the country have been over 9 million. The national healt...

23 Aug 2021 | How hesitant are South Africans about getting vaccinated?

Vaccinations are now open to all adult South Africans at long last. In recent weeks, there has been growing concern that demand for vaccines among peo...

23 Aug 2021 | Low vaccination rates due to access issues and misinformation - The Mail & Guardian

In a series of surveys looking at vaccine acceptance rates, researchers found that those living in rural areas, informal settlements and townships wer...

23 Aug 2021 | South Africa's looming mental health crisis

In 2020, mental health accounted for 19% of Sanlam’s disability claims – up 11% from 2019. While the numbers are too low to read much into...

23 Aug 2021 | Study reveals that older people likely to be vaccinated than younger ones

Acceptance of vaccines is increasing in South Africa but challenges remain, including younger people being less likely to be accepting of vaccines tha...

23 Aug 2021 | What lies behind social unrest in SA and what might be done about it

BY JUSTIN VISAGIE, IVAN TUROK AND SHARLENE SWARTZ SA has among the highest recorded levels of social protest of any country in the world. The reasons...