We’re living in what many have described as a ‘new normal.’ Yet, how do we reshape the norm so that the girl child is no longer left behind? Novartis’ Sibonile Dube has a few practical suggestions.
The need for sanitary pads makes young women vulnerable to a number of social ills, from missing school to exploitative relationships. Covering stories like this inspired a a Tzaneen journalist to become a community activist.
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 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.
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.
Food is fuel, but this concept is relatively new to me. I wasn’t always conscious of what I ate and I would often wolf down food because I was either hungry, bored, or emotional. That was me in 2017, writes Reesha Chibba.