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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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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

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

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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