4IR

Why we need more women to work in water research

Investing more in women in science — particularly in the water and sanitation sectors — is imperative if we are to meet the sustainable development goals by 2030

Why Vhembe is producing top matrics

The main reason is everyone in the region supports a culture of education, with a focus on maths and science

The cost of surveillance capitalism

In subjecting ourselves so readily to predictive data, we ignore the commercial interests involved at our peril

The world needs a new social pact

Education that complements robots, sustainability, minimum wages and retirement age come into it

Prepare for the  ‘unknown unknowns’

Universities need to adapt teaching and curricula to cater for the fourth industrial revolution

TUT gears up for 4IR

It was recently ranked the number one university of technology on the African continent

Prune curricula to promote new learning

Googling means students don’t have to memorise things, but knowledge is crucial for critical thinking  

An uncertain future means graduates need new skills

As universities grapple with the demands of the fourth industrial revolution, it is clear that a radical shift from business as usual is required

Conscious capital is critical to future-proofing Africa

Business leaders must wake up to the fact that they can ‘do good’ and still make a profit

Farmworkers and 4IR

Permanent jobs are shrinking in the farming sector

Don’t forget the human

Change elicits fear at first, but if it adds value we must learn to embrace it

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it