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The model of PhD study at South African universities needs to change

My argument is that the doctorate hasn’t changed nearly enough because universities are essentially conservative spaces.

Humanities reach new milestones

Humanities and social sciences play a major role in defining the character, excellence and values of a robust post-apartheid higher education system

NIHSS reaches new milestones

The institute’s story is inspirational – it is founded on the principles of transformative excellence

The academy is riddled with contradictions

Academic spaces are unwelcoming to students of colour. We need to be honest in recognising this

What is the real value of a doctoral degree?

The qualification must evolve beyond the niche to better the society in which academics live

Deadly twist to university dispute

A former colleague has been charged with the murder of an arts dean after threatening him

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

PhDs hold key to SA’s development

The growth of the economy is inextricably linked to scientific advancement, which is why more postgraduate students are needed.

New voices in science in 2012

Stellenbosch University PhD students rose to the challenge of presenting their research findings in entertaining ways for a general audience.

Revisiting the purpose of a master’s

The term non-research master's carries a sniff of deficiency, much like the apartheid notices about non-whites did.

Zuma, my PhD and me

The thrust of a thesis on the ANC and the media seemed not lost on the president, who was by chance at the graduation ceremony.

Poor funding for PhD students

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

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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