Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle research to address a modern epidemic
Chronic diseases of lifestyle present the single most important current and future health threat to both developed and developing nations.
Drowning: a very real risk
In South Africa drowning is one of the top five causes of unnatural death among children under 15 years of age and for every child that dies from drowning, five are left with permanent brain damage as a result of the prolonged lack of oxygen.
Collaborating to save the survivors
The poaching of rhinos for their horns has resulted in the loss of many animals and it is particularly sad when pregnant rhinos or mothers with calves are poached.
Improving the lives of families affected by HIV
HIV in South Africa is a prominent health concern and it is believed that the country has more people living with HIV than any other country in the world.
Tap into tech for clean drinking water.
Despite the fact that access to clean and disease-free drinking water is a basic human right enshrined in South Africa’s constitution, utilities often find it difficult to produce safe drinking water as they have to deal with highly contaminated water...
New model enables risk predictions for avian flu
Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious viral respiratory disease that normally affects birds. However, due to the ability of the virus to mutate and its zoonotic pandemic potential
South Africa's first early warning system for potato growers
Aphids are among the most widespread pests affecting the agricultural industry around the world. While we may not think we need to compete against these tiny insects for the potatoes on our plate
Bringing human agency back to the environmental crisis
The degradation of the environment is a particular area of concern when it comes to the African continent. Issues concerning land development
The law at your fingertips
Developed countries have long been aware of the need for citizens to have ready access to up-to-date legislation.
Restoring faces and changing lives
Patients who have suffered traumatic injuries to the facial area as a result of for example gunshot wounds, motor vehicle accidents or fires, often require prostheses to replace missing areas of bone or tissue.