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In a pandemic, science and humanities work side by side

Anthropologists ask the difficult questions about human behaviour and also provide the difficult answers

Rare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history

There are 30 skeletons in the Iroungou cave, and carbon dating has shown they are from the 14th century. It is only the second cave burial site to be unearthed on the continent

Pensioner goes back to class

Fifty years after matriculating, a 67-year-old has become the oldest-ever first-year student to study at Rhodes University

Grass roots of Ice-Age extinctions

Mammoths and sabre-tooth cats once roamed the continent, but were our ancient ancestors responsible for their disappearance?

Scientific racism rears its head again

A recent journal article on ‘coloured’ women reflects an outmoded paradigm of race

Storytelling an evolutionary tool of our humanity

"Sharing stories is an evolutionary tool that alters our minds," says the author.

The Anthropocene equation measures the impact of humans

The world is warming at 170 times its natural rate, thanks to human action and carbon emissions.

Humans wipe out wildlife at speed

The world's wildlife population has decreased by 52% in the 43 years since 1971 because of human industry, according to the Living Planet Index.

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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

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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Secure your business from cyber threats

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