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Testing sewage: The Covid canary in our wastewater

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

Boy genius puts his skills to work at rolling out pathology services to the people

A science graduate believes his company can play a key role in preventative healthcare.

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.

From the judges’ seat: Three lessons for scientists

Here are three tips to help keep your scientific presentations interesting, full of life and not sleep inducing.

Trial shows virus treatment effective against skin cancer

A genetically modified herpes virus succeeded in fighting skin cancer by infecting and destroying cancer cells and triggering an immune response.

Hidden levers of science are set to become more accessible to all

South Africa’s Academy of Science is helping to usher in the new by joining global open access.

This is science at its best

Some interesting discoveries in the world of science.

Climate change pause exposes gaps in scientists’ theories

Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.

Learning the truth about our place in the universe

Scientists reveal the goings-on at the galactic centre of space-time.

Scientific impacts felt on all levels

Not all scientific breakthroughs make it to the global news arena, yet they are happening all around us on a daily basis, mostly going unnoticed

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

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

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