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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 –...

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.

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People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

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Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

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