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Varsities need cash to stay ahead: South Africa has too much to lose from cost cuts
Varsities need cash to stay ahead: South Africa has too much to lose from cost cuts
The most recent report by the Academic Ranking of World Universities — also known as the Shanghai ranking and one of the most respected and...
Postgrad study key to development
Postgrad study key to development
Much has been written about South Africa as a developmental state, but often missing from the conversation is a sense of the human capacity...
Copyright issues dog academics
Copyright issues dog academics
In the publish or perish environment of academia, getting papers into high-impact international journals is a metric for determining a researcher's...
Red algae can defeat toxic 'smart' dirt
Red algae can defeat toxic 'smart' dirt
You might have heard of smart bugs – viruses that have mutated and become resistant to ordinary antibiotics. But there is another, less well-known...
Dark days for black researchers
Dark days for black researchers
Certainly, publishing should be the focus whenever we seek to find the absent black professor.
IBM research lab to work with the cool kids
IBM research lab to work with the cool kids
Multinational research company IBM announced on Friday that it will be opening a research laboratory, in collaboration with the University of...
State eyes black and female graduates for research funding
State eyes black and female graduates for research funding
The ratio of black and female postgraduate students funded by government should be significantly increased, Science and Technology Minister Naledi...
Light on the fight against cancer
Light on the fight against cancer
Nyokong is a multi-award winning research professor from Rhodes University. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a technique that uses laser...
Local drug research is making waves
Local drug research is making waves
The traditional model for the development of new drugs by big pharmaceutical companies is being challenged successfully by the University of Cape...
Research for a better present and future Africa
Research for a better present and future Africa
In the past decade, Africa has experienced a steady growth in gross domestic product that is estimated to be in the range of 4.8% to 5.4%. In the...
Get out of your armchairs, academics
Get out of your armchairs, academics
The contemporary South African academic community has a rare opportunity. Unlike many other places around the globe, our academic institutions have...

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