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‘Not alone’: 3 different human ancestors may have lived together in South Africa 2 million years ago

An international team, including Arizona State University researcher Gary Schwartz, have unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus, the ...
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GMO success story: South African farmer accused of witchcraft after achieving 1,600% corn yield increase

TELA maize products are transforming livelihoods at [the] household level in Matibidi village, Mpumalanga province in South Africa. Meet Mr ...
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In South Africa, being intersex is considered bad luck. This young woman is fighting back

Babalwa Mtshawu never experienced puberty. When she was growing up she didn't get her period or grow breasts like the ...
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Caster Semenya testosterone ruling to be appealed by South African government

South Africa’s track federation will appeal against the recent Caster Semenya ruling, the country’s sports ministry has confirmed. The government ...
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Searching for tuberculosis ‘super-spreaders’ by sampling breathed air

In Masiphumelele, an informal settlement of tin shacks, squat brick buildings, and narrow lanes south of Cape Town, 23,000 people ...
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South Africa urges neighboring countries to learn from its success with biotech

South Africa is urging other African countries to learn from its latest strategy and adopt more holistic policies around biotechnology ...
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Will Africa embrace CRISPR gene editing and the next phase of the biotech revolution?

Scientists around the world are increasingly turning to the promise of CRISPR gene editing to tackle any number of problems ...