Latest articles on Brain Activity

How human brains became so big

Though most organisms thrive with small brains, or none at all, the human species opted for a different route

Brain implant restores paralyzed man’s finger movements for first time

New technology developed in the US allows a paralysed man to move for the first time.

It lives (almost): A fake brain is born

Scientists have built a tissue replica of our cognitive centre in the hope of decoding how this complex organ works.

New frontiers: Brain expansion and deep waters

Mail & Guardian science editor Sarah Wild shares some exciting discoveries from around the world.

Brain has specific radar for snakes, find scientists

Snakes tend to arouse sharp fear in monkeys, apes and humans; scientists now say they have found specific brain cells that fire off a rapid warning.

Left-right brain myth busted

New research shows that the taken-for-granted idea of being a "left-hand-brain" personality or vice versa is nonsense.

[From our archives] ‘Smart drugs’ rife at universities

Students are abusing schedule six pills ahead of exams – with the help of their doctors.

Mind-reading breakthrough as brain scanners boast success

Research done in mind-reading has paved the way for brain implants that could translate the thoughts of people who have lost the power of speech.

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Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

Basic income grant on the cards as Covid-19 threat intensifies

The pandemic has triggered a global economic crisis that will leave many South Africans without income security

Taxis and Covid-19: ‘The ideal doesn’t exist’

After months of complaining about the regulations imposed on the industry, taxi owners have been given a lifeline

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Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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