Hearing loss is a neglected hazard for miners in South Africa

South Africa’s mining industry has long been an important part of the country’s economy. In 2020 alone, despite COVID-19, mining contributed R361.6 billion (almost 20 billion US dollars) towards South Africa’s gross domestic product, a share of over 8%. The industry employs 451,000 people. But

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CARTA celebrates 100 graduates: A monumental milestone

Shortly after our tenth anniversary, celebrated last year, CARTA now revels in surpassing the mark of 100 PhD graduates! CARTA has contributed to developing a vibrant African academy capable of leading world-class multidisciplinary research that positively impacts public and population health. Our goal is to

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Fundraising Lessons from an Early Career Researcher

It is the wish of every researcher to have access to funding for their work. While it is not always readily available, the first step to being successful at it is a well-written grant application. Frederick Oporia, (Cohort Ten Fellow, Makerere University), took us through

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CARTA’s Newsletter is out! Check it out today

In this issue, we celebrate ten years of CARTA’s contribution to the development of a vibrant African academy. Who else to reflect on the decade better than a funder who has been with us all along? Besides, we delve into the aspect of going virtual

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Virtual seminars: An opportunity or a challenge?

We had a chance to speak with Akinyinka Omigbodun, former chairman of the management board of CARTA and a coordinator and facilitator of the ongoing Joint Advanced Seminar 3. He weighed in on the benefits and gaps of virtual meetings and shared his opinion on 

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