Studying mathematics during lockdown

Brilliant advice of creating SMART goals and asking for advice from lecturers and family.—Ingrid Rewitzky Illustration by Nino Mekanarishvili Sekwanele Kubheka writes about the importance of creating SMART goals, asking…

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What we can learn from the history of epidemics

Professor Howard Phillips is a well-respected emeritus faculty at the University of Cape Town. History of epidemics/pandemics is one of the areas in which he has worked extensively. His book 'Plague, Pox And Pandemics : A Jacana Pocket History of Epidemics in South Africa' traces the history of South Africa and its battle with five epidemics, namely: Smallpox, Spanish flu, Bubonic plague, Polio and HIV-AIDS. In this interview, when the world is in the middle of yet another pandemic, professor Phillips tells us what we can learn from history.

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