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Tawana Kupe: It takes a continent to raise the Africa we want

Collaborating with other universities will assist in dealing with diseases and other social issues that know no borders

Incentivise the adoption of 4IR technologies

With great rewards for bringing new technologies into different sectors will come great opportunities for South Africa’s economy

Covid-19 leaves SA at the mercy of overseas drug exporters

Scientists are seeking to manufacture key medications in South Africa, saving on costs and shoring up decreased supplies

The PhD quality debate has racist tones

More students are enrolling in doctoral studies, but gatekeepers are questioning their worthiness

UP actively boosts women professors and researchers

The university has 83 (32.5%) women professors out of a total of 255

Professor’s mark is on land, democracy

Lungisile Ntsebeza’s research has ignited a movement challenging the authority of traditional councils

Foreign doctorates are attractive ― but don’t write off homegrown PhDs

There's strong evidence that, all things being equal, leading South African universities provide “world class” training at PhD level

Winnie writer ignores key scholar

Ask anyone who was at Rhodes, this specific formulation of uMakhulu was promoted by Magoqwana

Ghost students created to defraud university bursary system

A Unisa payroll administrator created ghost students and defrauded SAAST, under the administration of NRF, to the tune of R1.7 million

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The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

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

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

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