It’s no longer illegal for South African adults to use cannabis in their private time, but workplace policies have not kept up. Drug testing in the workplace remains a contentious issue. Companies need comprehensive drug policies based on sound legal and ethical principles, writes Jamaine Krige.
Even before the pandemic, women carried an unequal burden of social, cultural and economic ills. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this, with the effects of lockdown disproportionately affecting women, write Charlotte Motsoari and Amina Mwaikambo at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
The Nasrec field hospital was built to isolate people with Covid-19 infections. Inside, a team of healthcare workers and patients have become something of a temporary family, writes Jamaine Krige.
Studies link obesity and binge eating to adverse life events or trauma, and experts agree that the underlying causes of obesity must be addressed in order to promote health and wellbeing, especially amid a global pandemic, writes Jamaine Krige.
Each day, women and girls around the world are trapped in abusive marriages that are sanctioned by patriarchal communities. This is the anonymous story of a young woman in KwaZulu-Natal, trapped in a forced marriage by her own family and how she escaped sexual, physical, financial and emotional abuse, as told to Health-e News reporter Nomfundo Ntshangase.
Every year, South Africans read dozens of terrible stories on gender-based vio-lence, which normalizes this scourge. It’s time to stop being numb to this national pain, writes community worker Tsamme Mmammone Mfundisi.
The news that the University of Oxford has developed a coronavirus vaccine that appears safe and has triggered an immune response, is an encouraging step toward returning to normality. It also provides the opportunity to join forces to tackle the pandemic and highlight Africa’s scientific leadership writes Professor Kelly Chibale.
People who suffer with endometriosis face inordinate hurdles in accessing care for their condition, but believe they are warriors despite a medical system that doesn’t always believe them, writes Dalaine Krige.
As part of the CSIR cybersecurity team, Thabo Mahlangu has kept South Africans safe from digital attacks. Speaking to Jamaine Krige, Mahlangu explains the importance of young scientists in developing real-world solutions.