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We don’t need more reports about oppression, we need action

By looking at the past and understanding how racism and gender-based violence has lined the hallways of educational institutions, we can learn new ways of being

Artificially dimming the sun may reduce the risk of future droughts in Cape Town

But it can't solve the climate crisis, say a team of scientists

New education policy on gender violence released

Universities and other higher education institutions have to develop ways of preventing or dealing with rape and other damaging behaviour

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

Linton Kwesi Johnson gave poetry back to the people

The 2020 winner of the PEN Pinter Prize, LKJ’s poetry puts the ignominy and hardship of the black experience in Britain front and centre in words that echo across the decades

In a bid to placate politics on race UCT fails to protect academic freedom

The University of Cape Town’s Academic Freedom Committee has let intellectual freedom down regarding Professor Nicoli Nattrass’s commentary in the South African Journal of Science

Nattrass’s article should be retracted rather than debated

The relationship between science and ethics is inextricable and a study that does not consider the latter in its design cannot be supported

The thought police at UCT should address transformation, not pass a judgment of racism

My analysis has led the Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa to have a stronger focus on topics that have a clear bearing on social justice, conservation and community conservancies

Lawyers push for Slapp suit regulation in SA as Australian miner sues environmental activists

An Australian mining company is suing three attorneys and activists for defamation. But the defendant's attorneys argue that this a strategic lawsuit against public participation

Covid-19: Free the evidence

Governments need to provide the modelling and data informing the strategy to control the spread of the novel coronavirus

Eusebius McKaiser: Two important lessons to learn about racists

The racially intolerant act to keep black people in “their place”, some even while claiming they're allies

UCT plans to open residences to students

University to open residences for students who struggle to study remotely, and those who need labs on campus to finish their 2020 studies

Universities rally to fight pandemic

These institutions are a crucial part of the research and development process that underpins South Africa’s life-and-death fight against the Covid-19 outbreak

There are alternatives to pushing emergency remote learning at universities

Forcing students to study online perpetuates inequalities and stress that not even academics are prepared for

Alexandra’s black market for booze under lockdown

Underground liquor has a long history in South Africa. Its next chapter is being written under the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown

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