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UP actively boosts women professors and researchers
UP actively boosts women professors and researchers
South African universities are actively pursuing gender equality and academic advancement opportunities to substantially increase the number of...
Masande Ntshanga and the science of writing fiction
Masande Ntshanga and the science of writing fiction
‘We have a tendency to take things for granted because we live here and because there are so many stories that get told about [South Africa],”...
Professor’s mark is on land, democracy
Professor’s mark is on land, democracy
Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza’s name is associated with land reform, which is appropriate given that he grew up in a rural area and was banished...
SA, UK form Newton Fund to boost science and technology projects
SA, UK form Newton Fund to boost science and technology projects
"It's a milestone in the science and innovation co-operation between our two countries," Science Minister Naledi Pandor said at Parliament in Cape...
Way forward for the humanities
Way forward for the humanities
Most of the recommendations of the charter for the future of the humanities and the social sciences have been accepted. As Minister of Higher...
Sisters in the academic struggle
Sisters in the academic struggle
That there continue to be many disparities between men and women at universities is clear from many national publications, including the Council on...
UWC celebrates science excellence
UWC celebrates science excellence
In the past five years the University of the Western Cape has become the South African research leader in physics, molecular biology and biochemistry. "With endowments of only R25-million [and] with respect to research impact between 2005 and 2010, the University of the Western Cape now...
Still searching for 'the human'
Still searching for 'the human'
Since taking up a research fellowship on the humanities in the age of technics at Amherst College in the United States for my sabbatical year, I...
Academia's Lilliputian projectors
Academia's Lilliputian projectors
Popular impressions of Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel Gulliver's Travels are probably best captured in the words of Samuel Johnson: "When...
Climate, Earth science centre launched
Climate, Earth science centre launched
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) this week launched its new Applied Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Science, a joint venture with the...
Hearing causes rift in scientific community
Hearing causes rift in scientific community
Top South African astronomer Phil Charles has been cleared of all charges against him -- but the fallout from his extraordinary disciplinary...
NRF suspends top gun
NRF suspends top gun
Top international scientists have expressed shock at the suspension of a leading astronomer in South Africa this week. The fallout has raised fears...

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