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Do you have to take the Covid-19 vaccine or not?

The South African law does not make it mandatory for citizens to be vaccinated, and the same will apply for Covid-19 immunisation. But experts say people still have the responsibility not to act recklessly — and they should follow Covid-19 health protocols

Locust pot is stirring in the Karoo

There’s a new plague in town — and this time it’s biblical

Unisa appoints its first woman vice-chancellor

Professor Puleng Lenkabula will be the first woman vice-chancellor since Unisa’s establishment 148 years ago. She is also the fifth women vice-chancellor in the country

‘Beat the heat with cool zones’

Temperatures being recorded in some parts of South Africa are already close to the limits at which humans can survive

South African universities record 22 deaths from Covid-19

A Universities South Africa survey shows that 20 people — 19 staff members and one student — at local universities have died after contracting the coronavirus

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

Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus

Following several other countries, South Africa will send learners home this week

Inclusivity through innovation

Special Annual Theme Award: Materials for inclusive economic development

What the Harvey Weinstein case can teach us about a complainant-centred process

The verdict highlights a number of critical issues required to build systems, processes and advocacy when it comes to working in the space of gender-based violence

Habib leaves with no regrets about the decisions he made at Wits

The vice-chancellor announced he will be heading to SOAS next year

Grass roots of Ice-Age extinctions

Mammoths and sabre-tooth cats once roamed the continent, but were our ancient ancestors responsible for their disappearance?

Slice of life: How my mom taught me to save

In high school I used to be that guy who put together events such as the Valentine’s Day bash, as well as the teacher...

​Research informs legislation to shed obesity

The sugar tax is helping to reduce obesity and its related diseases in South Africa

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Wits students jump on exam stress

In a bid to ease the stress of student life, the SRC is investing in bouncing castles and candy floss

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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