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South Africa’s coastal cities may lose their beaches

Urban tourist magnets have nowhere to retreat to as sea levels rise with climate change

Unisa appoints its first woman vice-chancellor

Professor Puleng Lenkabula will be the first woman vice-chancellor since Unisa’s establishment 148 years ago. She is also the fifth women vice-chancellor in the country

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

Covid-19 lockdown pushes Wits University to offer online learning

The university plans to teach online as South Africa’s lockdown continues, and is offering zero-rated data for its teaching sites, as well as computing devices for students

Rights group wins court bid against Engen

The Right2Know Campaign has been allowed to join a court case against Engen, which used the Regulation of Gatherings Act to ban protests outside its Durban refinery

Is life back to normal at UKZN?

With private security keeping watch, the university and SRC seem to be working towards a compromise on student debt

Student vandalism at UKZN is inexcusable

There is nothing radical or revolutionary about burning down university property while claiming to be fighting for access to education

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Climate crisis and gender

Women are hit hardest by climate change – and they're fighting back

Varsity disruptions as students protest financial exclusion, accommodation shortages

Wits student leaders are calling for accommodation for returning students as UKZN protests delayed Nsfas funding

University rankings: Boon or bane?

Most industry players believe the criteria used in university rankings leave out critical considerations such as the social context of South Africa.

Four top UKZN academics face suspension, sending SRC and union into a tailspin

The University of KwaZulu-Natal issued the suspension notices over their racism and misconduct claims of which the vice-chancellor was cleared.

A queer thing is going on in southern Africa’s churches

Religious leaders are key to addressing the systemic issues that affect LGBTI people.

Letter: The ‘professors of protest’ at UKZN respond to the M&G’s story

Academics at the UKZN dismiss last week’s Mail & Guardian article ­headlined ‘Professors of Protest’ as offensive and defamatory.

Traditional medicine in the academy is a reality

The UKZN traditional medicine laboratory aims to become a centre of excellence

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Some of the 181 workers were dismissed for carrying sticks during a strike, others were dismissed even though they weren’t at the picket, but were deemed guilty by association

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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