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Matrics fail at critical subjects

The basic education minister talks of quality passes achieved by the class of 2020, but a closer look at the results tells a different story

Khusela Diko, now suspended, earned a cushy salary during her ‘special leave’

The presidency confirms spokesperson Khusela Diko has been suspended; meanwhile, her full salary was paid while she was on ‘special leave’

Second doses of AstraZeneca vaccine are still on their way to South Africa

The department of health and experts briefed the media on Sunday, after a study showed the vaccine is not highly effective against the new variant

South Africa pauses Covid-19 vaccine rollout after disappointing AstraZeneca results

SA’s one-million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will expire by early April — unless India’s Serum Institute can safely extend their use-by date.

Unpacking Johannesburg’s myriad anxieties

Anxious Jo’burg, edited by Nicky Falkof and Cobus van Staden, acknowledges the city as a real place and not a horrifying stereotype

Carrying ‘weapons’ while striking is still a sticking point

An upcoming CCMA case will consider whether workers carrying sticks at a strike is an act of intimidation or a call for unity

Students ‘dreams are crumbling’

Those at historically disadvantaged universities feel abandoned while their peers at richer institutions continue with their studies

Eusebius McKaiser: Let’s slay some academic freedom myths

Bigoted academics and shoddy or racist work are not above criticism — nor should they be

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

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

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

Easter eggs from the most South African dinosaur

After years of data processing at the Wits laboratory, one evolutionary scientist has constructed a 3D model of a baby Massospondylus

Report finds most SA universities well run

But Parliament also hears that some of these institutions require additional support

​All actions to counter climate change matter

Sipho Kings and Sarah Wild consider the question we all ask: Do our efforts count, or is this just about what big corporations do?

Jailed #FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe appeals to the high court

Cekeshe argued his former counsel did such a shoddy job defending him that his trial was unfair

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