Health

Risky informal loos leave a smell

Informal settlements in developing countries are mostly characterised by poor housing, poverty and a lack of basic services. One of these services is sanitation.  Research shows that nearly a fifth of the population in sub-Saharan Africa…





African medicine and conventional drugs

Africa is home to an extensive and diverse medicinal plant life. This includes commonly used herbs like Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis), Devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), Buchu (Agathosma betulina), Cape Aloe (Aloe ferox) and Hoodia (Hoodia gordonii). These…



When chewing the fat turns ugly

Theresa Smart describes the mastication rage that culminated in her giving her father a hard whack in the face. Theresa suffers from a rare neuro psychological condition called Misophonia, also known as Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome; people…