University Of Witwatersrand

Ready, steady, navigate AI – like a dung beetle

Dung beetles use different directional sensors to achieve the highest possible navigational precision in difficult conditions

Systems thinking, sustainable development and chemical elements

Chemical elements from the perspective of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

MPs want inquiry into academics’ pay

The portfolio committee on higher education says that vice-chancellors salaries are not justifiable due to university performance

When you’re hacked on WhatsApp

Your app being compromised is only the start — reporting the breach brings further frustrations

Beyond betrayal: Is redemption possible for a journalist who lived a lie?

A young reporter lied about having cancer. Did her well-connected father cross the line protecting her? And does it endanger trust in journalism?

Jailed #FeesMustFall activist argues ‘unfair trial’

Although the court had said society had an interest in being protected against criminals, it had failed to look at the interests of society overall.

Story of an African feminist

The arid Karoo was fertile soil for the writing of a young, white, female agnostic in the late 1800s and she is an example of a decolonised mind

How the UN’s new strategy could help development goals in the Eastern Cape

In 2015, countries committed to the UN's sustainable development goals in an effort to end, for example, poverty, hunger and inequality

Rethinking university rankings: We need to talk about quality of teaching

University rankings must include quality teaching and indicators that address inequality as measuring tools

Let there be light: Using home-grown photonics to close digital access divide

The transmission of information through particles of light may be the solution to closing the gap between the internet haves and have-nots

The price of the Warrior Woman’s freedom

The NPA has decided not to prosecute the mother who stabbed three men — after the massive public outcry that followed her arrest

Analysts divided on Zuma’s fate

His fate lies between whether his ANC political opponents can oust him or if economic pressure and public opinion will push the ruling party to act.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.