Far more is required from South African novices than research capacity --- and mentorship is key.
There needs to be more interaction between academics working in social science departments at universities and practitioners in the field.
When corporate entities fund think-tanks it puts paid to intellectual integrity or political engagement.
It takes more than being knowledgeable to be a successful commentator or expert for the media.
Information about upcoming workshops and conference in education.
The university exceeds financial targets and promotes research.
A woman's association at the University of Limpopo recently celebrated the support its members have provided for each other in higher education.
This eminent medical academic said her teachers were committed to ensuring that she received the best education possible, despite many constraints.
Women lecturers and researchers at Limpopo University have joined forces to address gender unfairness at universities.
The state's research-funding model does not serve all of academia equally well.
Bankrupt only a decade ago, the University of the Western Cape is now a research leader.
Making a difference.
It's no mystery why research is limited to some institutions.
The criteria of 'accredited' academic publications sideline other kinds of knowledge production, writes Charlotte Mbali.
Research has little relevance unless applied outside the boundaries of academia. Nicola Jenvey reports.