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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.

#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.

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.

‘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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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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