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Benefits of red meat ignored in shift towards plant-based diets

The World Wide Fund for Nature says change needs to happen to halt the negative effects of livestock production on biodiversity and climate

Party political meddling threatens future of universities

Campuses elsewhere in Africa have seen the damage done by student activism influenced by political parties, a matter that has raised concern at South Africa’s higher education institutions

What universities are doing in the fight against Covid-19

While teaching students during lockdown, institutions of higher learning are also using their expertise to make masks, develop vaccines and research labour abuses

Filling the gaps in our Covid-19 data

With questions about government’s Covid-19 data, researchers have started collating the information from different sources, including more details and is putting it on a dashboard to make it easier for the public to get the results

Preparing graduates for the workplace

Imbuing students with entrepreneurial thinking can also provide value to the larger economy

Free State explores statutes on statues

No matter the future for the Steyn statue, the university’s process has already reaped rewards

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'

The cold shadow of exclusion

It is black students at the University of the Free State who cannot complete their degrees

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.

Afrikaners: Stand up for what is right, for our future

A language is not preserved by formal applications, but rather in the home, in the arts and in literature, writes Josua Loots.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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