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Munyaradzi Makoni

Freelance Journalist

Member since Aug 2023

He specialises in story-driven science journalism for a range of local and international publications. His stories have appeared in Archaeology magazine, Chemistry World, The Lancet, Nature, Physics World, Hakai magazine, SciDev.Net, Science, The Scientist, and Wired UK among others. In 2019, he won the Best Feature Science Journalism award sponsored by the African Academy of Sciences.

https://www.science.org/content/article/south-africa-ban-fishing-around-african-penguin-colonies-10-years

After an expert panel concluded that a full ban on fishing was vital for the recovery of Africa’s only penguin species, South Africa will impose a decade-long ban on commercial fishing around six areas home to the endangered African penguin starting next year.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(23)01294-1/fulltext

South Africa's National Assembly has approved a landmark proposed law that will pave the way for the introduction of universal health insurance.

https://eos.org/articles/raising-hazard-awareness-at-the-foot-of-one-of-the-worlds-most-dangerous-volcanoes

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where Mount Nyiragongo is prone to volcano eruption are studying ways of educating residents about the hazards of living near one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. Scientists are raising awareness through playing a board game and visiting the volcano museum with high school students.

https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/africa-plans-a-network-of-genomics-centres-of-excellence-to-tackle-disease/4017231.article

Africa plans to set up centres of excellence for genomics across to transform access to cutting-edge technologies on the continent.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d44148-023-00078-3

A central repository, Biodiversity Biobanks South Africa bringing together seven institutions, and 22 different biobanks previously scattered across South Africa has been set up in the country.

https://www.archaeology.org/issues/509-2305/digs/11348-south-africa-horn-medicine

A cow horn used as a medicine container 500 years ago was found in a rock shelter in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.

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