National Research Foundation

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

For tech to be funded, it must improve lives

Whether it was in the use of satellites to monitor the continent’s resources or precision medicine, we need technology to accelerate development.

MPs to get science classes

Political buy-in is vital to science and research, particularly in a constrained economic environment.

Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul

To stimulate innovation in the agriculture sector, education and training is in dire need of substantial reform.

Something rank about ratings

The logic of governance at these institutions is that of neomedievalism in the war of excellence

SA, UK form Newton Fund to boost science and technology projects

The landmark agreement will see both countries make investments to foster developments in key institutions.

Knowledge is the new currency of a thriving economy

Transforming the science and research landscape through the Thuthuka programme.

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Conferences connect people to ideas

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SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

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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