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TUT gears up for 4IR

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

Ready, steady, navigate AI – like a dung beetle

Dung beetles use different directional sensors to achieve the highest possible navigational precision in difficult conditions

Higher education institutions need to face up to the future

The emerging new world order demands reflexive schools whose graduates address society’s needs

What is the real value of a doctoral degree?

The qualification must evolve beyond the niche to better the society in which academics live

A new vision of the postcolonial

In a speech to graduates at Rhodes University, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela said that reviewing accepted wisdoms can help to repair the past

Future Africa: forging transdisciplinary solutions to Africa’s challenges

The University of Pretoria's new flagship research institute aspires to transform the world through African research excellence

Smart ants cut the needless chatter

A new study suggests they build super-highways without having to communicate with each other

​UFS celebrates excellence through its research hubs

The UFS now has 156 NRF-rated researchers and five Sarchi Research Chairs

High-voltage innovation

Engineering Research Capacity Development Award: by an individual

Foreign doctorates are attractive ― but don’t write off homegrown PhDs

There's strong evidence that, all things being equal, leading South African universities provide “world class” training at PhD level

Better standards and guidelines can bolster research literature reviews

Researchers should try to make their literature reviews as reliable as possible and adhere to strict standards

Water Sector Advisory Panel on Weather and Climate

Working together to restore human dignity through universal access to water and sanitation

Meet the slave shipwreck detective

A Senegalese researcher wants to find missing clues of slavery to piece together the history and future of his country

Varsities need cash to stay ahead: South Africa has too much to lose from cost cuts

Unless the government acts now, we will leave our children with a legacy of scientific colonialism.

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