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Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis
Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis
A plague of tiny beetles is tearing into our trees and killing them. The unprecedented crisis has led to towns, cities, companies and universities...
Slice of life: My father’s death had a purpose
Slice of life: My father’s death had a purpose
When my father died in January of 2012 it was hard and very frustrating because “life had to start then”.
Cast out, then duped anew
Cast out, then duped anew
About midway through the documentary Uitgesmyt, a news clip — no longer than 45 seconds — shows how, in 1996, to the sounds of a...
Lighting up Africa
Lighting up Africa
Weather. The endless, bright sunshine of Africa. This is one of the continent’s most untapped resources as the harvesting and storage of solar...
Striving for a malaria-free Africa
Striving for a malaria-free Africa
The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) is proof that dynamite comes in small packages. Not only does the...
Open varsity gates to the commons
Open varsity gates to the commons
Fearing the loss of an academic year, students at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) returned to their studies earlier this month after extended...
South Africa should lead effort to ban killer robots
South Africa should lead effort to ban killer robots
As nations convene at the United Nations in Geneva this week to continue deliberations on “lethal autonomous weapons systems” or “killer...
Champions of the voiceless
Champions of the voiceless
With just one social worker for every 47 people in South Africa, these frontline practitioners wage a daily struggle. They are critical for a...
Healing resurrects blighted land above Mamelodi
Healing resurrects blighted land above Mamelodi
Ephraim Mabena was shocked to see a body hanging from a tree while he was busy clearing rubble from wasteland he was hoping to transform into a...
UFS langauge policy led to racial tension
UFS langauge policy led to racial tension
The dual-medium language policy in use at the University of Free State (UFS) until 2016 resulted in racial segregation and caused racial tensions...
Ramaphosa trust withdraws funding from racist student
Ramaphosa trust withdraws funding from racist student
The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust has withdrawn a bursary it awarded to a student after a video emerged of her making racist slurs. There...
University rankings: Boon or bane?
University rankings: Boon or bane?
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (Arwu) announced last week that five South African universities were among the top 500 universities in...

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