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Biosciences benefit from mathematical modelling

The design of reliable numerical schemes for real-life applications is investigated for topical medical question as cancer growth and bone healing.

Harnessing scientific computing to further medicine

Cutting-edge work into understanding how cancer works: applying informatics to interrogate cancer sub-types to isolate the key signature of a tumour.

Nano-medicine on our doorstep

This relatively new field aims to combine existing pharmaceuticals with smart delivery mechanisms that could make the drugs more effective.

Exploiting SA’s fluorspar riches

Using gas fluorine as a refrigerant is a viable alternative to conventional chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that cause depletion of the ozone layer.

Research mines SA’s geological treasures

Knowledge of earthquakes is of great interest to the mining sector considering the threat to underground workers, but also for positioning facilities.

Promoting a holistic view of marine management

The Chair's work includes creating awareness and education around global change and the impact it is having on the country's marine ecosystems.

Vhembe Biosphere creates unique opportunities

There are a number of sensitive environments, which also include culturally important "sacred places" that need to be conserved.

Fostering a sea-change in pharmaceutical development

South Africa is in a unique position to capitalise on its rich marine biodiversity, much of which is still unexplored.

Life, the universe and everything

The giant radio telescope array SKA will look deeper into the Universe and further back in time than any other telescope before it.

Bioprocess expertise leads the field

Professor Sue Harrison's interdisciplinary research places among the top four centers in the world in her field.

Asking the big questions

Professor Tom Jarret in Cape Town heads the Astrophysics and Space Physics Chair, under which he trains the next generation of astronomers.

Realising the creation of a bio-economy

The collaboration between Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town has produced a set of skills that is unique in Africa.

Research provides insights into protecting marine ecosystems

Over-exploitation and upwelling are under scrutiny by two important Research Chairs.

Making cosmology more attractive

Elevating astronomy and astrophysics to the mainstream of South African academia will help the country to stake a claim in the global space community.

SA’s satellite ambitions no flight of fancy

Small satellites hold great potential to deliver valuable information to the country's climatology, human and research science communities.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

Press Releases

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries