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Era of marine spatial planning

It brings together everyone who has an interest in South Africa's oceans

One Ocean Hub

Integrating research across disciplines and sectors, and at different scales

​UFS celebrates excellence through its research hubs

The UFS now has 156 NRF-rated researchers and five Sarchi Research Chairs

Development in law and international collaboration

The need to develop a new corps of legal experts has led to three Research Chairs tasked with developing that capacity.

How yesterday changes today’s society

South African society provides a uniquely rich tapestry on which researchers can draw to conduct endless studies and decades of future work.

Investigating the ‘rebellion of the poor’

South Africa is no stranger to upheaval as a result of unrest in communities that feel neglected and abandoned.

Natural meds could boost economy

The priority given to preserving indigenous knowledge systems is evident in two Research Chairs dedicated to elevating traditional knowledge.

Taking ownership of indigenous languages and learning

Higher education in an African context is the focus of two Research Chairs that explore fundamental issues about the delivery of higher learning.

Maths skills under the spotlight

Two education-focused Research Chairs based at Wits are addressing the critical issue of the country’s mathematics skills.

Uncovering SA’s potential

Two separate but inter-related Research Chairs are delving into crucial aspects of social and economic disparities in the country.

What drives economic inequality?

Economic growth and development, particularly as a means to alleviate poverty, overcome the huge disparities in income levels and create jobs.

Urban planning and policies to shape our cities

A number of Research Chairs are involved in work that aims to build a better understanding of urban spatial and development issues to guide policy.

Securing SA’s future food supply

The potential for science to positively influence SA’s ability to achieve food security is the focus of two Research Chairs awarded by the NRF.

Land and poverty: avoidable bedfellows

The potential for the land reform process to promote a more inclusive agricultural economy is being explored through the work of two Research Chairs.

Developing wastewater treatment

Water treatment technologies can help to alleviate issues related to mine water drainage.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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