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Khaya Sithole: The perils of vaccine nationalism

If distribution of the eventual Covid-19 vaccine occurs along economic and political lines, all countries will remain at risk

Q&A: 9 things to know about Africa’s first Covid-19 vaccine trial

In about a year we’re likely to know if a candidate vaccine we’re beginning to test this week is effective against a virus that has devastated our country

Being a mensch first, Edwin-style

Above all, Justice Cameron learned and taught that you can never judge anybody by their cover

Cambridge University investigates its links to slavery

The two-year project will seek 'appropriate ways to publicly acknowledge past links to slavery and to address its impact'

How the UN’s new strategy could help development goals in the Eastern Cape

In 2015, countries committed to the UN's sustainable development goals in an effort to end, for example, poverty, hunger and inequality

Wits outshines Oxford in UN study on gender parity

Ten universities in UN Women project on employment parity and ending violence were the ‘guinea pigs’

Eddie Ndopu is ready, willing and able to conquer space

Brilliant South African on his way to Oxford despite needing full-time medical care.

Rare Shakespeare folio worth millions turns up on Scottish Isle

Four hundred years after the death of world-renowned playwright William Shakespeare, a rare folio of his work from the 1600s has been found.

Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors

The Rhodes Trust tries to mollify criticism of Cecil John Rhodes’s legacy while not offending its wealthy alumni and other donors.

Oxford’s racist ‘superiority’ is founded in Christian myopia

To build a more pluralistic, peaceful world, denunciations of what others hold sacred and assertions of superiority must be avoided.

#RhodesMustFall: Oxford alumni keep the colonial fires burning

Mr Chancellor, you canvassed only imperialist beneficiaries about whether the statue of Cecil Rhodes should stay, writes Carina Venter.

‘Colonial comeback’ poster causes uproar at Oxford

An Oxford University student says that in SA universities racism is at least acknowledged, but in Oxford people still need to be educated about it.

Universal flu jab passes crucial test

Scientists at Oxford University have successfully tested a universal flu vaccine that could work against all known strains of the illness.

Poor funding for PhD students

The UK may be missing out on talented EU research students because of a refusal to pay living costs.

How education leads to success

A family of MBA graduates recounts how their studies have turned their lives around.

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This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

Tighter Covid restrictions for N. Mandela Bay — other hotspots may follow

With the number of cases spiralling out of control in hotspots in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, longer curfews and restrictions on alcohol sales are being implemented

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Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa