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Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize for physics

The arrival of such lamps changes the way places are lit, offering longer-lasting and more efficient alternatives to 19th-century incandescent bulbs.

Inequalities and imbalances put globalisation at risk

The World Economic Forum has warned anger with inequality -- evident from the Occupy movement to the Arab Spring -- risks setting back globalisation.

Loosely: In the sky is a diamond planet

Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.

Big Pharma’s global guinea pigs

The clinical trials business has gone global as drugmakers seek cheaper venues for studies and cast their net for pools of "treatment-naive" patients.

The cost of a malaria-free world

A US-Italian scientist is tantalisingly close to delivering the world's first malaria vaccine.

Fast machines, genes and the future of medicine

Francis Collins, who helped map the human genome, did not get around to having his own genes analysed until last summer. And he was surprised.

Zuma: Reserve Bank mandate needs debate

President Jacob Zuma said on Friday the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank needs debate.

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Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted Covid-19 strategy

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address his fellow South Africans on developments in the risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the coronavirus

Engineering slips out of gear at varsity

Walter Sisulu University wants to reprioritise R178-million that it stands to give back to treasury after failing to spend it

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PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations

Senwes launches Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella

South African farmers can now help to feed the needy by donating part of their bumper maize crop to delivery number 418668

Ethics and internal financial controls add value to the public sector

National treasury is rolling out accounting technician training programmes to upskill those who work in its finance units in public sector accounting principles

Lessons from South Korea for Africa’s development

'Leaders can push people through, through their vision and inspiration, based on their exemplary actions'

Old Mutual announces digital AGM

An ambitious plan to create Africa’s biggest digital classroom is intended to address one of the continent’s biggest challenges — access to education

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