University of South Africa

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Can traditional Afrikan medicine co-exist with Western medicine?

Afrika 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 plant - or herb-based treatments have been a key part of the continent’

How Charles Maphanga persevered against all odds to become a scientist with South Africa's CSIR

Growing up in the South African village of Ga-Mampuru village in Limpopo has its disadvantages especially if you aspire to be a scientist. One of those disadvantages is a lack of resources. Added to a lack of resources is that as a young person, one is likely to be surrounded