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The path out of the tuberculosis crisis

The path out of the tuberculosis crisis

Dr Peter Small, chief medical officer, Hyfe, explains why the G20 needs to bring the urgency and digital technology of the response to COVID-19 to fight against tuberculosis.  Recently I had the privilege of addressing attendees of the G20 Summit in Indonesia at their health meeting about tuberculosis. It was …

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ROAD TO ELECTIVE CONFERENCE: Aaron Motsoaledi admits strong police presence unsettled ANC Eastern Cape conference delegates

ROAD TO ELECTIVE CONFERENCE: Aaron Motsoaledi admits strong police presence unsettled ANC Eastern Cape conference delegates

Former ANC Eastern Cape treasurer Babalo Madikizela’s lobby group is said to have been behind the decision by senior party members to chuck out police during the closed sessions of the provincial conference held at the East London International Convention Centre over the weekend. This is according to ANC National …

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When to worry about an asteroid striking Earth

When to worry about an asteroid striking Earth

How to treat sensationalist headlines regarding asteroid strikes Unlike the dinosaurs, we can find and track hazardous NEOs and calculate the likelihood of them impacting Earth years, decades and even centuries before they do, giving us time to deflect them. We call this effort to save our planet from major …

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‘Rassie is the Michael Scofield of rugby’

‘Rassie is the Michael Scofield of rugby’

Eben Etzebeth says rugby needs more characters like Rassie Erasmus, who the Springbok lock hailed as one of the sport’s “next-level masterminds”. The Boks’ 2019 World Cup triumph was largely attributed to Erasmus, yet SA’s director of rugby has divided opinion with his eccentricities and unconventional methods. His leaked controversial …

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