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Rape stats unreliable

South Africa has the highest rape numbers in the world

Too much book learning, too little work for matrics

There are not enough decent mid-level jobs to tempt more young South Africans into vocational training, a Wits seminar has heard.

Archives of the non-racial: Get on the bus

What do you get when you put 60 intellectuals from all over the world on a bus for 47 hours on a mission to think and unthink history?

Frameworks on land rights need to evolve and be updated

A Wiser panel has highlighted how old traditional barriers still exist for issues surrounding land reform and ownership in South Africa.

Local government needs residents to get involved

Service delivery protests are emblematic of a crisis of representation in municipalities and will only stop when citizen participation is embraced.

Police must work with communities, not political elite – Wiser debate

Panelists at a Wits debate say the SAPS need to work with communities to be perceived positively so that protesters stop getting hurt and killed.

Wiser’s Burns responds to roundtable criticism

Following an article criticising a Wiser panel discussion's lack of black women on its panel, the institute's Catherine Burns has penned a response.

African studies reach out across the pond

A cross-Atlantic programme is bridging schools of thought that are often at odds with one another.

Plagiarism case kept under wraps at Wits

The university has kept quiet about an academic's dismissal last year for 'too perfect paraphrasing'.

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Historic tobacconist decides to quit

The Cape Town institution, which has traded from the same location for 200 years, has been forced from its premises because of being unable to sell tobacco during the lockdown

Satanists say ‘hell no’ to gatherings during level three

Because of Covid-19, the newly formed South Africa Satanic Church will not emerge from the shadows under new lockdown rules

Judge trashes entire lockdown regime as constitutionally flawed

The high court ruling will delight gatvol South Africans but is unlikely to stand the test of time

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Former bursary student hits a six and lands top job at WPCA

Thuthuka Bursary recipient Tennyson Botes decided to make a difference in his community — and he's doing exactly that

SANRAL to professionalise its finance division with world-class professional accounting designations

'It is about how I can get my staff to acquire more skills and sharpen those skills that they already have,' says SANRAL CFO Inge Mulder

Empowering his people to unleash their potential

'Being registered as an AGA(SA) means you are capable of engineering an idea and turning it into money,' says Raymond Mayekisa

What is an AGA(SA) and AT(SA) and why do they matter?

If your company has these qualified professionals it will help improve efficiencies and accelerate progress by assisting your organisation to perform better

Mining company uses rich seam of technology to gear up for Covid-19

Itec Direct technology provides instant temperature screening of staff returniing to the workplace with no human contact

Covid-19 and Back to School Webinar

If our educators can take care of themselves, they can take care of the children they teach

5G technology is the future

Besides a healthcare problem Covid-19 is also a data issue and 5G technology, with its lightning speed, can help to curb its spread

JTI off to court for tobacco ban: Government not listening to industry or consumers

The tobacco ban places 109 000 jobs and 179 000 wholesalers and retailers at risk — including the livelihood of emerging farmers

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