Humanities

​The digital age erases the divide between humans and objects

Africa, with its ancient conceptions of the relations between being and matter, is fertile ground for digital technologies.

​The age of humanism is ending

The divergence of democracy and capital will defy reason and politics will become brutal survivalism.

‘Fight back!’ Universities must put teaching at their front and centre

What futures do varsities globally have? Peter Vale interviewed Craig Calhoun, director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

No need to defend the value of under siege arts degrees

Study of the arts cannot claim to be essential to democracy or economic success but it is the intrinsic value of the arts that keeps us coming back.

Support the humanities, find room for the right arguments

Oh, the humanities – hindered by politics, yet offering such depth to democracy and debate.

Downsizing the humanities is a recipe for increasing alienation

Universities, industry and the state need research that includes input from civil society.

The art of medicine dissected

A new set of initiatives in South Africa plans to situate the field of arts-in-medicine and the "medical humanities" within an academic context.

Latest

South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.