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It’s Movember, the month in which we focus on men’s health via questionable facial hair. The movement started in 2003 in Australia when a group of 30 guys defied fashion convention to grow moustaches, but it was only in 2004 that their fun was turned into a foundation and online movement, which SA joined in 2010. Movember is now recognised in 21 countries, with 5.5-million “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas” participating. In 2015, the charity reported that it had raised R6.6bn since inception, which has funded 1,200 men’s health projects and an Australian TV series that addressed gender stereotypes and the pressures of manhood. It all started as a way to raise funds for prostate cancer research, and has since branched out into suicide prevention and general health awareness for men. “Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable,” the foundation’s website reads. “Which means it doesn’t have to be that way: we can all take acti...

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