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Perverse incentives for universities are wasting the skills and work of postdoctoral fellows

Decision-makers appear to be outsourcing core work to an insecure academic workforce who don’t necessarily receive recognition or permanent employment

The pressure to publish is punitive: systems that control publishing choke creativity

Publishing in the academic world is extremely important, but why does it seem to be such a long, winding and twisted process?

Unscrupulous academics buy into ‘university 419 scam’

Nothing significant seems to have been done to stop the practice of academics publishing in open-access, online scam journals and reaping the rewards.

Copyright issues dog academics

Not only are they at the mercy of publishing houses, their rights are also limited by South African law.

Door ‘slammed on open access’ to academic work

Anger has been growing over embargoes on published works that "limit access to knowledge and make academics' work outdated".

Money makes the McUniversity

Academics are worth more than profits and can't be lumped into corporate 'staff development' groups.

Weighing up the real value of e-publishing

South African academia needs to get up to speed with the fast-changing digital-journal landscape.

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Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

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In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

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