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The gap year

Taking a gap after school can be the best possible way for students to prepare for their future and find their feet

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

Matric marks adjusted only if necessary

Standardisation eliminates discrepancies that have nothing to do with pupils’ abilities.

Forget plagiarism: There’s a new and bigger threat to academic integrity

Weeding out student essays from paper mills will require work by established academia and a renewed commitment to integrity from varsity communities.

Universities ‘look beyond the potholes’

It is more urgent to improve lecturers’ teaching skills than to raise funds and develop new courses.

Whose knowledge is it anyway?

We need to assess whether the country's education institutions have succeeded in eliminating the legacy of social exclusion.

Common sense fails our students

Outdated models of academic support still persist in universities.

UCT pops up on global varsity list

After global rankings last week put only one SA university in its top 200 -- UCT -- a second set of rankings this week also singled out UCT.

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White men still rule and earn more

Women and black people occupy only a few seats at the JSE table, the latest PwC report has found

The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

Many government officials have been talking tough about dealing with rampant corruption in PPE procurement but the majority won't even release names of who has benefited from the R10-billion spend

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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