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The business of fake science

Publishers that flout sound peer review practices encourage bogus reports with widespread ramifications

Researchers plug carbon sink gaps

The Southern Ocean could yield important clues about the effects of climate change.

New facility lights way for future African research

The Accelerator Mass Spectrometry laboratory, a first for the continent, "places South Africa among the world leaders in accelerator-based research".

Studies all can access and apply

The UK will make publicly funded studies open to all.

Mining for medicine

Healers and scientists team up to play on a competitive pharmaceutical field. Jan A Botha reports.

Stuff that matters

Give me a pearly white smile! There you go. Now consider this: the calcium in your teeth was cooked up inside a giant red star, billions of years ago.

The golden touch

Gold injections can treat arthritis and silver coating fights infections. Peta Bee reveals the practical uses of precious metals in medicine.

Pushing the boundaries of science

Professor Brenda Wingfield has always pushed the boundaries of science. She was the first person to start DNA sequencing of filamentous fungi in SA.

No ordinary scientist

Tebello Nyokong has come a long way -- from herding sheep in Lesotho as a young girl to becoming a professor of medicinal chemistry and nanotechnology

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Capture claims plague new private-security bargaining council

Unhappy members of the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector say corporate governance standards are being flouted

A lifeline for the homeless people in eThekwini

eThekwini plans to retain permanent and safe open spaces for people with nowhere to sleep

Didiza intervenes in ‘paralysed’ Ingonyama Trust Board

Labour disputes and withheld funding for noncompliance have rocked the board, which is supposed to administer about three million hectares on behalf of King Goodwill Zwelithini

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PPS Webinar 4: Asset Protection in Times of Uncertainty

The Covid-19 crisis means people are spending more time at home, so they expect different packages from their insurance companies

International Partnerships are key for Africa during Covid-19

Perhaps this pandemic is the jolt that we needed to strengthen intra-country collaboration and revive international friendships

Auditor-General of South Africa seeks request for information

Suitably qualified and experienced vendors are sought to supply tools to assist in the support of financial statement audits

Former bursary student hits a six and lands top job at WPCA

Thuthuka Bursary recipient Tennyson Botes decided to make a difference in his community — and he's doing exactly that

SANRAL to professionalise its finance division with world-class professional accounting designations

'It is about how I can get my staff to acquire more skills and sharpen those skills that they already have,' says SANRAL CFO Inge Mulder

Empowering his people to unleash their potential

'Being registered as an AGA(SA) means you are capable of engineering an idea and turning it into money,' says Raymond Mayekisa

What is an AGA(SA) and AT(SA) and why do they matter?

If your company has these qualified professionals it will help improve efficiencies and accelerate progress by assisting your organisation to perform better

Mining company uses rich seam of technology to gear up for Covid-19

Itec Direct technology provides instant temperature screening of staff returniing to the workplace with no human contact

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