It seems that several peptide groups may promote weight reduction
An outreach programme aimed at boosting participation in STEM subjects in Limpopo has highlighted the concerns and dreams of the next generation
Artificial intelligence language models can be so much more than just another plagiarism plague
Multidisciplinary research is exponentially effective in addressing cancer and other health problems, but funding is a key concern
Anne von Gottberg and Cheryl Cohen are two of SA’s foremost scientists on Covid-19. The powerful duo also love family time with their three kids
The need for home-grown, evidence-informed education programmes has never been more pressing
World Science Forum panel of gender experts will explain why intersectionality is key to producing relevant, equitable and just science
A new report, with the input of survivors of GBV and business executives, suggests the private sector is crucial to combat the crime
The need for more research and teaching on innovation and not just research and teaching in innovation is gaining traction
It is estimated that gold worth $1.5 billion is smuggled annually out of Zimbabwe but this is only the tip of what has led to chronic poverty
New research projects should focus on building stronger bridges between scientists in the Global South, says Connie Nshemereirwe
The largest ever seabird and marine mammal tracking project says the world urgently needs to declare marine conservation areas
Ghebreyesus says Covid-19 pandemic highlights the importance of nurturing strong science and research on the continent.
In deciding how the world responds to the climate crisis, policymakers rely on research that tends to be written predominantly by men in the Global North
Dating techniques have traced the origins of the Venda language and culture to Mapungubwe, where two distinct cultures merged at initiation schools.
The recent department of higher education and training report on universities’ research productivity is interesting but it is only part of the picture
By using a more transformative approach, research in communities can contribute to socioeconomic upliftment
Refuting lies about vaccines from people in leadership positions may be less about changing their minds and more about protecting those listening
People’s powerful belief in their views, in defiance of specialists in a subject, are amplified by social media and are then viewed as fact — when in fact it’s false
Although the new strain 501Y.V2 of the virus has spread 50% more rapidly, current evidence shows that it is not more severe than the one experienced in the first wave
This sequence of texts was written in response to various photographs of Nigeria made between 1920 and 1929 that form part of the Colonial Office photographic collection
As war drums beat again in Ethiopia, author Maaza Mengiste finds new language to memorialise the Second Italo-Ethiopian War
Researcher Els Vermeulen has a whale of a time conducting an annual aerial survey of the country’s southern right whales. But decreasing numbers reveal the depressing nature of this work
Local scientists are using wastewater-based epidemiology to trace the SARS-CoV-2 virus in South Africa’s sewage system, which could act as an early warning system for outbreaks of Covid-19, as well as other diseases
South African inventions that have changed the world are all underpinned by research, development and significant financial backing — to lose this would be tragic
The data shows 17 000 more people have died than usual since May, but only 6 000 deaths have officially been attributed to Covid-19
The relationship between science and ethics is inextricable and a study that does not consider the latter in its design cannot be supported
Decision-makers appear to be outsourcing core work to an insecure academic workforce who don’t necessarily receive recognition or permanent employment
Collaborating with other universities will assist in dealing with diseases and other social issues that know no borders
While teaching students during lockdown, institutions of higher learning are also using their expertise to make masks, develop vaccines and research labour abuses
Is the government’s research chairs initiative helping to meet SA’s demand for highly skilled graduates?
A single shot of antiretroviral drugs has protected lab monkeys from HIV for weeks, according to two US trials.