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Brain implant restores paralyzed man’s finger movements for first time

New technology developed in the US allows a paralysed man to move for the first time.

It’s high time we make cannabis available for medical research

Through the ages, many cultures have used cannabis as a medicine, but in the past 60 years prohibition has hampered research.

New Ebola test could diagnose infection sooner

Japanese researchers have developed a new test for Ebola, which they say is quicker and cheaper than the current method used.

Twixt the virtual and substantial

The 'resurrection' of a woman executed in 1650 raises puzzles of identity and continuity.

Oldest case of clogged arteries in Egyptian mummy

The first known case of clogged arteries, or atherosclerosis, has been found in the mummy of an Egyptian princess.

Cow valve heart implant hailed as a breakthrough

A new type of heart valve made with cow tissue and inserted by catheter was hailed as a major breakthrough.

Fighting the deadly duo

Dr Thavi Govender and his team of researchers are investigating the synthesis and testing of inhibitors targeting HIV/Aids and XDR-TB.

Tripping — with your GP’s consent

The first trial of 'psychedelic psychotherapy' since 1970s has researchers hoping the effects will improve quality of life, writes James Randerson.

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This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

Tighter Covid restrictions for N. Mandela Bay — other hotspots may follow

With the number of cases spiralling out of control in hotspots in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, longer curfews and restrictions on alcohol sales are being implemented

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!