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Earth’s toughest creatures may be living on the moon

It is unlikely that they will be rescued in time. Even if they survived, they are doomed,”

Hunt for the octopus from space

Let us entertain the notion — if only for a moment — that cephalopods may be from space. How would we go about testing the hypothesis?

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to Mars we go

Even if we develop the technology to build pressurised hamster balls, it needs to be recreated on Mars.

How ‘planety’ is Planet Nine?

Evidence of a distant giant planet lurking secretly in our solar system is compelling, according to researchers.

Comet-chaser fires up its Philae minion

Scientists hope the Philae lander robot can get enough of a power boost through a battery recharge to carry out more research tasks.

Small is big in the realm of satellites

Nanotechnology has made it possible for even poorer countries to stake a claim in space.

Hermanus, the eye of the sunstorm

Scientists in the Western Cape town watch more than whales – they have a flair for space weather too.

Spider flies to catch an elusive wave

A South African astrophysicist is part of a team seeking to drag ancient cosmic secrets out of the polar skies.

Habitable planets: The ideal home in the Goldilocks Zone

Astronomers are discovering more and more exoplanets that could support life as we know it, but distance from a sun is only one critical requirement.

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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

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The fourth industrial revolution: It works for UJ

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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

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