Star women fight for DNA labs

We love stories about solutions so we thought we’d share this gem from City Press about two women pioneers in forensic science. In 2004, Vanessa Lynch’s father was brutally murdered. The perpetrators could not be arrested because of the lack of evidence at the crime scene.  Carolyn Hancock, a forensic geneticist, heard Lynch’s story on …

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Obituaries ⚰

It’s been a sad few days for the world as some key figures both locally and abroad passed away. ◾️Locally, we mourn Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl, a humanitarian, medical doctor, health activist and radio DJ. Known for her kindness and humility, Dr van Zyl, aged 45, passed away on 10 April two months after she …

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How to fast-track vaccinations

We love the story of Bhutan’s vaccine rollout. The Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom, nestled between India and China, managed to vaccinate 93% of its adult population in just 16 days. After being gifted 150 000 doses by India, it decided to wait till it had enough for a quick and powerful vaccination strategy, and to avoid …

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How do you solve a problem like Zuma?

Leaked audio recordings featuring ANC top dog Jessie Duarte looking for a “solution” to Zuma’s problems have got us humming that famous Sound of Music ditty. 💃The hills of Nkandla aren’t alive with the sounds of music, however – instead they’re ringing with many court processes. Here’s what you need to know:   ◾️uBaba has to …

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