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Breaking provincial boundaries to improve service delivery

Schools of public management and administration should become more involved with solutions in future.

Open-access journal on the horizon

South African research is poised for a boost, thanks to the establishment of an open-access platform for high-quality local scholarly journals.

Unisa’s inroads into Africa

The Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership is to recruit more students spread across a larger number of African countries in the next year.

Economic research gets a boost

Unisa's College of Economic and Management Sciences (Cems) has set up a specialised support unit to bolster its expanding research actitivities.

Diabetes breakthrough

A study by researchers at Monash University in Australia has found that gastric banding surgery has a profound effect on one of society's biggest health issues: diabetes. The four-year study monitored 60 volunteers for two years who underwent weight loss of more than 10% of their body weight.

Conference on women in higher learning sectors

Women remain massively under-represented in leadership positions in higher education. In 2007 only three (and one acting) of South Africa's 23 vice chancellors were women. In addition, among top managers only 21% of the deputy vice-chancellors and 28% of the deans are women.

The graduate’s ideal boss

The definition of an “ideal employer” is very different for South African graduates compared with their European and North American counterparts, according to a new survey. Conducted by Magnet Communication, the survey reveals that graduates from Europe and the United States select companies such as Apple and Google as their ideal employers even though these companies recruit very few graduates.

Europe’s doctoral drive

The European University Association (EUA) has launched a Europe-wide platform to bolster doctoral education. The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) will aim to develop and advance doctoral education and research training in Europe. The creation of the council follows a recent report by the association on doctoral education.

Doing the honours

The National Research Foundation (NRF) honoured 19 of South Africa's top researchers at its annual President's Awards, which were made in three categories: a lifetime achiever award, P-rated research awards and Arated research awards. The lifetime achiever award went to Dr Mamphela Ramphele, former vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) and now director of Circle Capital Ventures, a black empowerment company.

The age of the project manager

Project management skills are so valuable that they can be used in everyday work-life and not just in a specific project. This is the view of Professor Pieter Steyn, principal of Cranefield College, and the first South African to be appointed to the research management board of the International Project Management Association.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Press Releases

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

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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