New DA economic policy promises ‘neoliberal utopia’
/ 2 May 2024

New DA economic policy promises ‘neoliberal utopia’

The political party’s policy has been criticised for stating that a capitalist open market would be able to break up oligopolies and stimulate growth

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The Fiscal Cliff | SA health check: Failure diagnosed
/ 1 October 2023

The Fiscal Cliff | SA health check: Failure diagnosed

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

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Why Jagersfontein tailings dam failed
/ 10 April 2023

Why Jagersfontein tailings dam failed

Using public satellite and aerial imagery, Wits civil engineers find the dam’s construction history deviated from best engineering practice

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Three ‘gringos’ brave heat, mosquitos, illegal gold miners and pirates in the Amazon
/ 14 August 2022

Three ‘gringos’ brave heat, mosquitos, illegal gold miners and pirates in the Amazon

A Wits University accounting professor has returned from his Amazon expedition he undertook to fight climate change

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Scientists reveal the wondrous, supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy
/ 13 May 2022

Scientists reveal the wondrous, supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy

The breakthrough is a result of the work of 300 scientists from 80 institutions, including Wits University

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Wits in a climate hot spot
/ 16 April 2021

Wits in a climate hot spot

The university says it provides a platform for multiple voices to be heard on any issue, including that of a climate denialist

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