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South African universities record 22 deaths from Covid-19

A Universities South Africa survey shows that 20 people — 19 staff members and one student — at local universities have died after contracting the coronavirus

Payment delays anger students

Nearly half of those who qualify for funding are affected but the financial aid scheme blames institutions for being tardy

FameLab South Africa: University of the Free State’s Emmie Chiyindiko wins

She will now compete in the international competition in the UK

Free State university decries financial exclusion article

UFS has rejected the perception created by Thato Rossouw in 'The cold shadow of exclusion'

ConCourt ruling on UFS missed the point

'Students “choose” English. This is not the “choice” anticipated by the Constitution'

UFS langauge policy led to racial tension

But the ConCourt’s minority judgment said the court had ignored the dominance of English

‘Sex pest claim got me fired’

An ex-staffer claims UFS sacked her on trumped-up fraud charges leaked by her alleged harasser

AfriForum: Dropping Afrikaans as a language of instruction at UFS is unconstitutional

AfriForum says the University of the Free State wishes Afrikaans in its historical notion of oppression.

Analysis: Why doesn’t medicine measure up to SA’s transformation ideal?

Student demographics are shifting, but academic staff remain predominantly white

SA Human Rights Commission to probe alleged UFS racist attack

The SA Human Rights Commission will investigate an alleged racially motivated attack on UFS student, Muzi Gwebu.

Universities should be a safe space to talk about race

Universities must become places where people can address their differences.

‘Take the baton from Tutu’

An institute for race studies has been set up opposite the notorious Reitz residence on UFS, writes <b>Kamogelo Seekoei</b>.

Racism’s untraceable stink

Prejudice is far too subliminal to be addressed simply by some non-threatening conversations, writes <b>Pedro Alexis Tabensky</b>.

UFS raises admissions requirements

New admissions criteria for entry to undergraduate programmes at the University of the Free State (UFS) will take effect immediately.

No more excuses for racist conduct

Jonathan Jansen's method of dealing with the Reitz four does not adequately address ingrained notions of prejudice, argues academic John Sharp.

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

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'

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