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What to expect from the world of science in 2016

Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.

Scientists bag more than 1 000 fossils at Cradle ‘treasure trove’

Less than a month since excavation began at the Cradle of Humankind after a "spectacular" fossil find, scientists have found more than 1 000 fossils.

Wanted: Small-chested, skinny scientists for deep excavation

World-renowned archaeologist Professor Lee Berger has specifically recruited a group of small-chested scientists to help with his latest project.

Hand heritage: The telling anatomy of an ancestor

New evidence suggests Karabo, the <i>Australopithecus sediba</i> fossil may have been a vital evolutionary stage in the long ascent of our species.

New hominid skeleton named Karabo

A recently discovered juvenile hominid skeleton, of the new <i>Australopithecus Sediba</i> species, was given the name Karabo on Monday.

Nine-year-old finds fossil of new hominid species

The nine-year-old son of a Wits scientist found a fossil of a new hominid species that lived 1,95m years ago, the scientist revealed on Thursday.

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Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

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

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

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

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.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs