Where are South Africa’s HIV patients?

The country boasts the world's largest HIV treatment programme. Find out how South Africa's nine provinces stack up when it comes to...

[PODCAST] Ruff justice: Meet the dogs helping put rapists in jail

Victim testimonies can be key to securing convictions. They can also be traumatic. Meet the furry friends coming to the rescue.

My many selves: How I learned to live with multiple personalities

For years, science battled to understand whether multiple personality disorder was real or not. Today, the condition is known as dissociative...

Skeletons and closets: How one university reburied the dead

In the 1920s, a Northern Cape farmer dug up some of the remains of previous workers — some of whom had...

Is one of Africa’s most important lakes really shrinking?

Our two-year study shows the lake has been stable since the 1990s. Costly ‘solutions’ shift focus from the complex causes of the...

‘They see us as slaves’: Domestic helpers head for the Gulf...

The Kenyan government has introduced reforms to make domestic work safer in a region notorious for labour trafficking. But will the changes...

Smoking vs vaping: Which one is worse?

Is vaping really safer than smoking? Take a look at what we really know about the recent craze some say could...

Big Tobacco faces landmark legal case over poverty wages

Lawyers argue that while farming families toil over backbreaking work in desperate poverty, British American Tobacco is reaping the rewards.

Headaches, heartaches & pregnancy: Could this stem preeclampsia’s deadly tide?

This silent killer stalks expecting mothers around the world and is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in South...

Could self-defence classes help rape survivors overcome PTSD?

When class is in session, would-be "attackers" lunge at women in mock muggings. For survivors, classes can be triggering... but that...