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Ghost students created to defraud university bursary system
Ghost students created to defraud university bursary system
Six suspects appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria on Monday after allegedly manipulating a bursary system at the...
For tech to be funded, it must improve lives
For tech to be funded, it must improve lives
Technology can’t solve problems. Neither can data, for that matter. It can’t plug the holes of governance and political will but, without it,...
MPs to get science classes
MPs to get science classes
South African MPs would be offered a science policy orientation course next year, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told the closing...
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other
Something rank about ratings
Something rank about ratings
The only useful thing about university rankings is that they illuminate something essential about the contradictions that accompany the process of...
Knowledge is the new currency of a thriving economy
Knowledge is the new currency of a thriving economy
In many parts of the world, including South Africa, it is still rare to find female researchers and women working in scientific fields. Even though...
Future stars
Future stars
The P-rating is awarded to young researchers who, on the basis of exceptional potential demonstrated in their published doctoral work and/ or their...
Ahead of the game
Ahead of the game
The National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards are handed out each year to recognise researchers whose research has put them at the top of their...
Mainstays of research
Mainstays of research
Each year the NRF awards excellence in three special categories.
Knowledge creation is key
Knowledge creation is key
Between the mid-20th century and the early 21st century the economies of the world shifted dramatically from the traditional resource-based model...
A watershed of astronomical proportions
A watershed of astronomical proportions
When Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor returns from her international campaign for South Africa to host the €1.5-billion Square...

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