Every year thousands of women die of cervical cancer, caused by the human papillomavirus. Gynaecologic oncologist Langanani Mbodi explains to Mia Malan what can be done
And how forensic entomology has evolved in South Africa
In a discussion with Reserve Bank head Lesetja Kganyago, economic historian Adam Tooze challenged the esteemed central banker’s ‘conservatism’
Despite negotiations, six protesting students remain suspended from the university for damage to property and infringing on others’ right to learn and work
The University of Cape Town management says student debt affects its financial sustainability
A committee comprising the higher education department, vice-chancellors and universities’ body has been established to review the R45 000 allowance for accommodation
The SRC says the suspension is a form of intimidation and that protest will continue regardless
The NSFAS accommodation cap and other concerns will be discussed by task force comprising the department of higher education and training, Usaf and vice-chancellors
So says Rudi Dicks, who is in charge of coordinating President Cyril Ramaphosa’s initiatives to drive structural reforms and employment
The University of Cape Town and the University of Johannesburg are top universities on the continent in the latest international rankings
Opposition groups and others often argue that matric marks alone should determine whether someone gets into medical school – not factors such as race that people can’t control. But research finds that when it comes to making a good doctor, grades aren’t everything
At 21, Thakgalo Thibela became South Africa’s youngest female doctor and her first years in hospital coincided with the pandemic
Experts say South Africa and Botswana lag behind countries in the East and West Africa in promoting continental integration.
Dr Isaac Nape from Wits University is getting accolades from scientists in the field of quantum optics for his team’s groundbreaking technique
Keneiloe Molopyane spoke to SciDev.Net about her experiences in underground excavation, as well as how she is using her superhero persona, Bones, to inspire young people.
The private sector, experts say, cannot alone be entrusted with the important task of stopping South Africa’s unemployment tailspin
Montana testified that ‘unqualified’ Mthimkhulu was the right engineer for the state rail agency, despite his acquisition of allegedly faulty locomotives
MTN has joined the list of companies that have made vaccines mandatory
The World Health Organisation has enlisted a team of South African researchers to produce a new mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, but with no recipe to follow, it’s not an easy task
Staff and students argue it is unethical for university to profit from an industry that damages the planet and distorts science
Such shifts are being observed globally, researchers say
In workplaces, women who display ‘big-man’ leadership styles will experience sexist judgments
A tiny theropod, Shuvuuia, the name of which derives from the Mongolian word for bird, is part of a group known as the alvarezsaurus, had both extraordinary hearing and night vision.
His demeaning behaviour at Wits was publicly exposed – yet forgiven – in London
Neither the minister nor deputy minister stayed for the duration of an urgent committee meeting to discuss funding challenges for university students
The cops accused of killing Mthokozisi Ntumba during the Wits student protests last week will spend another week in custody as the NPA opposes bail
Police shot at students who had been peacefully marching in the streets of Johannesburg during the first day of the national shutdown on Monday
Nzimande’s last-minute scramble to find funding for students has not stopped them from mobilising for a nationwide shutdown.
Funds will be diverted from the higher education department to help cover the NSFAS shortfall
The installation ceremony of Professor Zeblon Vilakazi has been postponed as student protests escalate and a by-stander is killed
Sources say the party’s top six are concerned the protests at Wits University could intensify into a fiery student movement, much like #FeesMustFall
The man was shot as police clashed with Wits students in Braamfontein. The protesters are demanding that no students be financially excluded