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It is possible to decolonise science

Though it’s based in fact and measurement, science teaching needn’t only foreground individuals, but can situate itself in a web of knowledge and try to lower barriers to learning

Decolonising the coronavirus vaccine

Africans can lead the charge to decolonise the profit-driven biomedical system by challenging European and American claims to prioritised access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Hashtag lessons from the US and South Africa about racism and antiblackness

The #Black Lives Matter, #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements show that democracy cannot happen without decolonisation

Unnatural: Conservation is yet another legacy of colonialism

Using assumptions and faulty tools leads to racist conclusions about why so few black students are taking up biological sciences

The myths that swirl around modern-day South Africa should be dispelled

Without an accurate understanding of the dilemmas which overwhelm us, our efforts to produce effective and far-reaching strategies or solutions for change will fail

Tawana Kupe: It takes a continent to raise the Africa we want

Collaborating with other universities will assist in dealing with diseases and other social issues that know no borders

Virus exposes inequalities at universities

Students at the former homeland universities battle with conditions created by poverty

Covid-19 stigma: Revealing the pre-existing fault lines in our society

South Africans have an uncaring stigmatising and marginalising culture and it keeps people on the fringes of society with diminished opportunities in life

Use African languages to promote learning

The use of English in lectures can alienate and silence students because they feel inadequate

Museum in a Box tells our stories

As efforts to repatriate Africa’s artefacts continue, a Zulu collective has hit upon a digital solution

Partners aim to build a new society

Nelson Mandela University and the Nelson Mandela Foundation are collaborating to realise Madiba’s dream of building a new society

Transform campuses, transform society

These transit points can move the decolonisation process forward by breaking down barriers

Reconsider the decolonisation project

I recently edited a special issue for a journal on sexuality, capitalism and Africa. It was based...

What it takes to achieve a true revolution

This is an edited extract of the introduction to ‘Revolutionary Thought in the 20th Century’ (1980) edited by late anti-apartheid stalwart Ben Turok

Decolonisation can’t just be a metaphor

Decolonising museums requires more than knowledge exchange and lending back stolen artefacts

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Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

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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