Medicine

Spend less on arms and more on science

We dedicate a lot more time and money to military defence than we do on health responses to deadly pathogens

The coronavirus is a disease of Chinese autocracy

An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan has already infected over 4000 people – mostly in China,...

The past, the present and the future at UP

The university is launching four transdisciplinary initiatives to harness knowledge in the 4IR era

​Prioritising an overarching approach to medicines regulatory systems strengthening

The aim is to improve access to quality, safe and efficacious medical products

How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Most biobanks, whether small or large, have high quality assurance and control measures in place

State capture strikes again? Why 95% of medicines are missing at North West clinics

Striking workers say a go-slow at the province's central depot will continue until their demands are met.

We need our foreign doctors

Yet these skilled professionals are discriminated against by their colleagues

Malawi’s drone battlefield is on the humanitarian front

The government, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund, has opened the first humanitarian drone corridor in Africa.

South Africa is placed on alert for ‘superbug’ as drug-resistant yeast infections rise globally

Health experts warn of a potentially fatal fungal infection that is said to be spreading in hospitals.

Reckless farm meds feed superbugs

The overuse and abuse of antibiotics strengthens lethal, drug-resistant bacteria.

Forever young no longer just a dream

American researchers think it will help to get rid of senescent cells, that were previously thought of as inert instead of trouble-causers.

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.