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These climate activists want you to give up hope

​The Extinction Rebellion is rooted in the conviction that humanity has dug its own grave and has one foot dangling over the edge

Oldest known drawing by a human found in SA

South Africa’s Blombos cave is home to the earliest drawing by a human: a 73 000-year-old cross-hatched drawing on a silcrete flake.

Putting meat on Homo’s menu

We have been omnivores probably since the time of Lucy, our closest ancestor

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

Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa’s ancient architecture

The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies on racism and colonial attitudes

Climate shift killed off dinosaurs

Volcanos and an asteroid released sulphates and carbon, which caused temperature change.

These troglodytes had more brains than brawn

New research suggests Neanderthals were not as simple-minded as has been believed.

The fine art of the Neanderthals

Several times in the past 10 years scientists have had to rewrite the textbooks on Neanderthals, the last species of human to go extinct.

Ape genes show we have gorillas in our midst

Our ancestors made the evolutionary split with gorillas about 10-million years ago but we still share a remarkable number of genes with the great ape.

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Engineering slips out of gear at varsity

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Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

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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

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Lessons from South Korea for Africa’s development

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Old Mutual announces digital AGM

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