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SciDev.Net Podcast: Hurdles the climate deal must clear
Last month saw one of the biggest breakthroughs in the history of climate response. UN member countries gathered in France to discuss and approve a global deal for emission reductions. The agreement is poised to give a critical push towards reducing the impacts of global warming in the coming decades and beyond.
Depression, schizophrenia may become redundant terms
Labelling patients with conditions like schizophrenia or depression might become a thing of the past as doctors and scientists look beyond the symptoms to develop a new generation of psychiatric treatments. Theresa Taylor reports.
Private reserves caught on the horns of a dilemma
Game reserves around South Africa are removing their rhinos’ horns to protect the animals from poachers. Poaching of rhinos for their horns has become prolific and some conservationists say this is the only way to protect the animals.
Chaos at IEC's Johannesburg centre
JOHANNESBURG - There was chaos at the IEC's Auckland Park, Johannesburg centre on Thursday morning as presiding officers grew impatient at waiting for hours to have results verified.
Presiding officers staged a protest, saying they’re unhappy. They say they didn't sign up to work such long hours.
2016: The year of weird weather
From tornadoes to floods and a crippling drought: in 2016 South Africa got a taste of what our lives could be like with more extreme weather patterns. Theresa Taylor reports.
Secrets of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur egg
The secrets of the world’s oldest dinosaur egg, which is housed in an underground vault at South Africa's Wits University will soon be known.
ANC decides on Mayoral candidates for major cities
Irene, Gauteng, 18 June 2016 - ANC leaders are expected to announce the party's mayoral candidates for the major cities. They're holding a special National Executive Committee meeting in Irene, outside Pretoria. eNCA's reporter Theresa Taylor is there.
Thousands of young women and girls being infected with HIV
Two thousand young women and girls are being infected with HIV every week in South Africa. South Africa has an estimated 7 million HIV positive citizens. The country has rolled out the world's biggest anti-retroviral programme, but politicians say it's just one part of the solution.
Mining companies encroach on vulnerable ecosystems
Mpumalanga, 13 July 2015 - Mpumalanga’s rural communities are caught in the middle of a political power play. Conservationists have accused government of sacrificing vital ecology to promote mining.
Meeting Africa’s mental health needs
There is only one psychiatrist for every million people in Africa. So healthcare providers are using local clinics and lay health workers to do work previously done by doctors.
Analysis: Will Pistorius return to stardom?
For many the case has been highly personal and a chance to validate their own views on gun use, gender-based violence, and crime.
Officials are working to improve Ekurhuleni’s air quality
EKURHULENI, GAUTENG - Balancing development and its potential impacts for human health is a key challenge for local government.
And nowhere is this more pronounced than in one of Africa's most industrialised areas, Ekurhuleni.
Ekurhuleni’s air quality is the worst in the country.
Podcast: Peaceful nuclear technologies
Theresa Taylor reports on the threat that worsening heatwaves pose to public health in Africa.
SA’s unwanted children
“Children who have only ever been shown violence will use violence. Children who have been sexually abused will in turn be sexually aggressive. They have no empathy for others. They will hurt other children or our staff without feeling sorry about it,” says Maretha van Zyl, child-care manager at Abraham Kriel Children’s Home.
Two pints of beer and some physics please – cheers!
Beer drinkers will be topping up their physics knowledge as well as their pint glasses this festive season. Beer mats sporting physics-related questions about their beloved beverage are now in bars across the country as part of the Institute of Physics's new Cheers Physics campaign.