Feisty black mamba found in pool pump as dad took child for swim
A dad found a "feisty" black mamba hiding in a pool pump while taking his child for a swim in eastern South Africa. A homeowner living in the Malvern, Queensburgh area, stepped outside with his child when he spotted the incredibly venomous snake lurking outside, snake catcher Nick Evans said in a…#southafrica #malvern #nickevans #africa #evans #onceevans #feisty (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Load Shedding Ramps up to Stage 5, Stage 6 'Until Further Notice' - South Africa News Briefs - January 31, 2023
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Eskom Set to Initiate Stage 5, Stage 6 Load Shedding (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa Left Out of EM Bond Bonanza As Power Crisis Cripples Economy
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top U.S., Chinese and Russian officials tour Africa as global charm offensive gathers pace
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, new Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen have all embarked on African tours within the past month. Yellen met with South African officials including President Cyril Ramaphosa last week, just days after the country's…#russian #sergeilavrov #qingang #treasury #janetyellen #african #southafrican #cyrilramaphosa #naledipandor #lavrov (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Friday, holiday sales spur demand at South Africa's Shoprite
South Africa's biggest supermarket group Shoprite reported a 16.8% jump in half year sales on Tuesday, supported by a record Black Friday and festive season as both cash-strapped shoppers and upmarket consumers went after deals. Shoprite's duel discount and upmarket grocery model tends to shield…#southafrica #shoprite #blackfriday #southafricans #checkers #africa (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: HIV Vaccine Research Set to Change Focus in Wake of Mosaico Disappointment
[spotlight] Hopes for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Mosaico vaccine - the only HIV vaccine candidate in late-stage (Phase 3) clinical trials - were dashed with manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals' recent announcement that the vaccine lacked efficacy in preventing HIV infection. In the wake of this announcement, top South African HIV clinicians are now setting their sights on different approaches to finding an HIV vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 30, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: This Is Why Mpumalanga Is Repurposing Some TB Hospitals
[spotlight] The Mpumalanga Health Department plans to repurpose three of its five tuberculosis (TB) hospitals due to dwindling numbers of in-patients at these hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 30, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: 'Rebuild Pollsmoor Prison', Says TB Expert
[GroundUp] Prof Linda-Gail Bekker spoke at the first GroundUp/Bertha House Science for the People seminar (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Unemployed Doctors Take to Streets
[Scrolla] Doctors took to the streets on Thursday to demand that the national health department hire more than 1,000 newly qualified medics who can't find work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Impacts of intimate partner violence and sexual abuse on antiretroviral adherence among adolescents living with HIV in South Africa - Cluver LD, Zhou S, Orkin M, Rudgard W, Meinck F, Langwenya N, Vicari M, Edun O, Sherr L, Toska E.
OBJECTIVE: We are failing to reach 95-95-95 for adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV). Sexual abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV) may impact antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, with high rates of 17.4 and 29.7%, respectively, across the southern su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa: New Swine Fever Outbreak Confirmed in Gauteng
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has confirmed a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on a farm in Gauteng. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellen Says South African Coal Communities Need $3.5 Billion
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: As With Covid-19, the Effects of TB Can Linger Long After It Is Cured
[spotlight] According to the World Health Organization, of the roughly 10 million people who fall ill with TB annually, over 80% survive, in most cases due to a six-month treatment course. Unfortunately, as with long COVID, being cured is not always the last hurdle and many people go on to struggle with post-TB lung disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 26, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Vaccine Hesitancy in South Africa - Covid Experience Highlights Conspiracies, Mistrust and the Role of the Media
[The Conversation Africa] In recent weeks, China has reported a spike in new cases of COVID and related deaths. Some countries have imposed travel restrictions as a result. But most - including South Africa - have not. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Vaccine Hesitancy - Covid Experience Highlights Conspiracies, Mistrust and Role of Media
[The Conversation Africa] In recent weeks, China has reported a spike in new cases of COVID and related deaths. Some countries have imposed travel restrictions as a result. But most - including South Africa - have not. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news