Biology

Mind control for little monsters

We’ve just learned that brain-hijacking parasites can bend even uninfected bystanders to their will

Taking fewer risks with age is biologically determined

Study with gaming app shows that older people are less attracted by big rewards, and will take less risks to get them.

Sex and rivalry make green chameleons blush

Chameleons can actively change the spacing between their tiny floating nanocrystals.

Tiny mouse-steps on the path to new organs

Scientists make a living and working organ from cells reprogrammed outside the body.

Discovery of new species born to die

Amazing previously undocumented creatures found in the Greater Mekong area are under threat because of uncontrolled human expansion.

Expedition leads scientists to ‘lost world’

Scientists have made a "discovery of a lifetime" in Australia after uncovering three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years.

UWC celebrates science excellence

Bankrupt only a decade ago, the University of the Western Cape is now a research leader.

Latest

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders