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You could be putting your child off reading – here’s how to change that

Posted on July 12, 2019 by The Conversation

There are some things parents and teachers do that may actually put children off reading...

The Maasai legend behind ancient hominin footprints in Tanzania

Posted on July 8, 2019 by The Conversation

In 1976 paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey and other scientists reported that they’d found ancient hominin footprints at a site ...

Ramaphosa’s critical choices to get South Africa back on track

Posted on June 14, 2019 by The Conversation

If the country is to survive its current crisis, government will need to undertake two difficult tasks simultaneously.

Young women in Soweto say healthy living is difficult – Here’s why

Posted on June 7, 2019 by The Conversation

Most women are not exercising enough, and consumption of processed and calorie-dense foods and high amounts of sugar ...

Pregnant women and babies can be vegans – but careful nutrition planning is essential

Posted on June 3, 2019 by The Conversation

As more people opt for meat-free diets, some are cutting out animal products altogether and going vegan. But ...

Researchers tested baby food sugar levels in SA – These are the shocking results

Posted on May 29, 2019 by The Conversation

South Africa’s childhood obesity crisis won’t be resolved unless the baby food industry stops promoting the development of ...

The demonization of Caster Semenya continues

Posted on May 6, 2019 by The Conversation

Instead of standing up for Semenya, admiring her and conducting an educational campaign to clarify the issues, IAAF ...

Breast ironing: a harmful practice that doesn’t get sufficient attention

Posted on May 3, 2019 by The Conversation

Breast ironing is a practice whereby mothers iron their daughters’ breasts as a way of preventing early marriage ...

Caster Semenya v IAAF: ruling will have big implications for women’s participation in sport

Posted on April 17, 2019 by The Conversation

When can a woman not compete with other women? This is, in essence, the question at the heart ...

When parents play favourites, what happens to the kids?

Posted on April 8, 2019 by The Conversation

Many siblings, when they get together as adults, joke about which child was loved the most. But is ...

THIS trait could be the key to lasting romance

Posted on March 7, 2019 by The Conversation

When looking for a partner, it’s probably a good idea to find someone who recognises that making mistakes ...

5 Ways that reading with children helps their education

Posted on March 7, 2019 by The Conversation

Reading together as a family can instil a love of books from an early age...

Find the knot – your relationship may be better than you think

Posted on February 12, 2019 by The Conversation

If you know where to look and what to appreciate, you may just realise there are a lot ...

Fried, steamed or toasted: the best way to cook insects

Posted on February 12, 2019 by The Conversation

For thousands of years people from all over the world have eaten insects. Today about 2.5 billion people ...

Considering using IVF to have a baby? Here’s what you need to know

Posted on February 6, 2019 by The Conversation

Undertaking IVF is a big step. Never be afraid to ask as many questions as you have, and ...

Have you ever caught a catfish? Online dating can be deceptive

Posted on January 28, 2019 by The Conversation

Apparently, not everyone looking for love and connection online wants to start from a place of truth and ...

Fantasy that Mnangagwa would fix Zimbabwe now fully exposed

Posted on January 23, 2019 by The Conversation

As of January 18, more than 12 people had died, no less than 78 had suffered gunshot injuries, ...

What’s the most effective exercise for your age?

Posted on January 7, 2019 by The Conversation

The type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are ...

‘Blueticked’ but no instant reply: how do you feel?

Posted on January 7, 2019 by The Conversation

For most of us, there is an unwritten social contract that underlies our online messaging interactions. The clearest ...

Feeling hurt? How forgiveness can help you live your best life

Posted on January 7, 2019 by The Conversation

Forgiveness is not about others. It is about not allowing our resentment towards others to make life miserable ...

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