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How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Most biobanks, whether small or large, have high quality assurance and control measures in place

Scientific research is SA’s future

The number of researchers is growing but R&D needs far more investment

We want to promote Africa as a science-intent continent— Naledi Pandor

Science Forum South Africa continues to be the only science forum of its kind for the country and the continent

Study paves the way for Karoo lamb to join the ranks of tequila, champagne and Kobe

Research from Stellenbosch University has shown that grazing on fragrant Karoo plants gives lamb a regional taste.

Move over, Mr Einstein

One thing was clear at the Next Einstein Forum: Africa’s scientists are finding local solutions to the continent’s problems.

Protons are kryptonite to super material graphene

Graphene is impermeable to gases and liquids, but has no defense against protons, a study finds. This could revolutionise fuel cells.

It lives (almost): A fake brain is born

Scientists have built a tissue replica of our cognitive centre in the hope of decoding how this complex organ works.

Climate change debate in decline

Global warming denialists once dined out on unscientific climate change studies, but consensus is now rising.

Sci-tech summit moves towards co-ordinating research in SA

Speakers at the country's first ever science and technology summit say co-ordinated science research is vital to address poverty in South Africa.

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Gauteng responds to grave concern

The news of Gauteng’s grave site preparations raised alarm about the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths in the province

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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