Lifelong learning is no longer just a choice; it has become a necessity.
As households increasingly build in bricks and mortar within informal settlements, the face of these communities is changing
In this monthly series, the M&G investigates how South Africa’s fiscal policy has been shaped. The second instalment considers the health budget and why, despite growing to R254 billion a year, the health system is ailing
The South African Human Rights Commission also details how officials show ‘contempt’ for citizens with water complaints
Practise makes perfect – it’s worth spending time and money to acquire new skills
Using public satellite and aerial imagery, Wits civil engineers find the dam’s construction history deviated from best engineering practice
Universities, the private sector and the government have still not fully addressed the exclusion of students who cannot afford a higher education
A playful take on the sport of theatre by the theatre’s new artistic director, Greg Homann
The tables are starting to turn in The Market Theatre’s ‘The Lesson’, a play about toxic power relations in society
In days gone by campuses were alive with opposition to societal and political injustice
A Wits University accounting professor has returned from his Amazon expedition he undertook to fight climate change
The minister’s address on Thursday night was disrupted by a group of hecklers that he accused of being ‘paid servants’ of those who want to see corruption continue
The breakthrough is a result of the work of 300 scientists from 80 institutions, including Wits University
Dr Isaac Nape from Wits University is getting accolades from scientists in the field of quantum optics for his team’s groundbreaking technique
Rhisotope project aims to significantly reduce demand for rhino horns by safely applying radioisotopes to deter poachers
The first partial skull of a Homo naledi child, which is believed to be 250 000 years old, has been found in the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg
Dung beetles rely on the Milky Way for direction at night, but new research shows how light pollution is causing them to lose their bearings. This could spell danger for other nocturnal creatures, too
Long droughts may result in dams unable to adequately supply the industrial heartland
A new study says the river’s wetlands have accumulated toxic pollutants from mining for more than a century
R10-billion in capital investment is needed for prioritised mitigation actions until 2050, as well as an annual operating budget of about R25-billion for the same period
Scholes ‘a giant in the field of climate science’ – Wits University
The university says it provides a platform for multiple voices to be heard on any issue, including that of a climate denialist
Wits sent students notices stating that they were liable for tuition, allowance and accommodation costs for 2020. The bombshell was dropped on the students in the last week of March.
Carbon dioxide levels are now higher than at any time in past 3.6-million years
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.
The installation ceremony of Professor Zeblon Vilakazi has been postponed as student protests escalate and a by-stander is killed
The man was shot as police clashed with Wits students in Braamfontein. The protesters are demanding that no students be financially excluded
Respondents to the survey on digital teaching reported a decline in mental health because of unforgiving workloads and expectations placed on them by managers.
Habitat destruction, the use of pesticides and climate change is driving the rapid decline of these tiny creatures