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Slice of Life: ​Koko’s words kept me going

" I had to finish school. I had to complete my degree to honour my grandmother’s sacrifice."

2019 International Year: Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

Mendeleev's discovery accurately maps the link between atoms and elements, and the micro and macro worlds

The future of logistics is here – are you ready?

The concept of the “pop-up warehouse” will become more common in the future

‘Hitler post’ won’t hold Dlamini back

Mcebo Dlamini announced last week that he would contest the ANCYL's leadership race

​The African Review of Economics and Finance Conference 2018

Africa’s inequality gap has stubbornly remained

Khaya Sithole Saica hearing to continue

Saica's inquiry into chartered accountant, commentator and former Wits lecturer Khaya Sithole will resume on Wednesday

Universities: a mirror of their communities

Working with the community surrounding Univen was the most constructive way to changing mindsets

Wits university and unions reach wage deal

The week-long workers’ strike at Wits has been suspended after management and the workers’ unions reached an agreement

Kgomotso Neto Tleane: Capturing the beauty of and in us

Kgomotso Neto Tleane's photographs carve a revisionist path of his experience of Johannesburg.

Slice of Life: Checking in with my ancestors

Boitumelo Mantji realised that she felt alone because her ancestors couldn't find here

Searching for new queer terms

Words in local languages to describe queer people are offensive and in English are inaccessible

University rankings: Boon or bane?

Most industry players believe the criteria used in university rankings leave out critical considerations such as the social context of South Africa.

Favour rigorous debate, not security

Wits University should take up students’ violence as a pedagogical challenge.

Wits academics still fretting over  ‘securitisation’

Campuses were calm this week. But, with the possibility that protests may resume, the “securitisation” of campuses remains a burning issue.

#RapeAtJunction report: Wits student accommodation staff failed complainant

The university says it cannot make the report public because it names the complainant and the accused.

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Construction sites are a ‘death trap’

Four children died at Pretoria sites in just two weeks, but companies deny they’re to blame

Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

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World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story