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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

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

Knowledge is the new currency of a thriving economy

Transforming the science and research landscape through the Thuthuka programme.

Mainstays of research

Each year the NRF awards excellence in three special categories.

Knowledge creation is key

The National Research Foundation (NRF) celebrates top South African researchers who have made a difference in their fields -- and in society.

A watershed of astronomical proportions

Will heavy-handed bureaucracy or best scientific practice win the day, asks <b>Marian Shinn</b>.

Drug Discovery: Towards establishing a thriving African Pharmaceutical Industry

<b>Professor Kelly Chibale</b> -- SARChI Chair in Drug Discovery

Bioprocess engineering: Build the Bio-economy in South Africa

<strong>Professor Sue T L Harrison</strong> -- SARChI Chair in Bioprocess Engineering.

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Land reform still a hot potato

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