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iol.co.za
Research Chairs awarded to UCT fiveFIVE researchers at UCT have been recognised for their work by being given SA R
Research Chairs awarded to UCT five
iol.co.za / Posted 9 hours ago
FIVE researchers at UCT have been recognised for their work by being given SA Research Initiative Chairs. The awards are part of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and National Research Foundation (NRF) efforts to promote women in... Read more
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Engadget
Autonomous golf carts drive tourists around in SingaporeMIT and the National Research Foundation of Singapore recently tested an autono
Autonomous golf carts drive tourists around in Singapore
Engadget / Posted 13 hours ago
MIT and the National Research Foundation of Singapore recently tested an autonomous vehicle they developed together. No, it's not a car or a truck -- it's a golf cart. The researchers created a self-driving golf cart called SMART and deployed several... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Pandor announces 42 new research chairs for female academicsThis increases the total number of chairs under the South African Research Chai
Pandor announces 42 new research chairs for female academics
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 15 hours ago
This increases the total number of chairs under the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) to 197‚ strengthening the ability of the country's universities to produce good postgraduate students and high-quality research and innovation... Read more
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PC Advisor
Gemstar's Manning challenges tech companies to prioritise SE Asia Gemstar's Manning challenges tech companies to...
Gemstar's Manning challenges tech companies to prioritise SE Asia
PC Advisor / Posted 16 hours ago
Gemstar's Manning challenges tech companies to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cigarettes May Help Smokers Cut Back but That Doesn't Mean They're Not ToxicBy Lekan Ayo-Yusuf, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University A recent study
Cigarettes May Help Smokers Cut Back but That Doesn't Mean They're Not Toxic
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
By Lekan Ayo-Yusuf, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University A recent study showing teenagers who use e-cigarettes are three times more likely to smoke normal cigarettes than those who don't amplifies the South African government's calls to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Multilingualism Boosts Learning - and Can Create New Science Knowledge TooBy Carolyn Mckinney, Robyn Tyler And Xolisa Guzula Cape Town — Teaching scienc
Multilingualism Boosts Learning - and Can Create New Science Knowledge Too
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
By Carolyn Mckinney, Robyn Tyler And Xolisa Guzula Cape Town — Teaching science involves far more than someone simply standing with a few sheets of paper or a PowerPoint presentation while learners diligently take notes. Meaning is made in science... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Al-Bashir's Visit to the UN Presents the US With a Diplomatic ChallengeBy Hennie Strydom, University of Johannesburg Sudanese President Omar al-Bashi
Why Al-Bashir's Visit to the UN Presents the US With a Diplomatic Challenge
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
By Hennie Strydom, University of Johannesburg Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's planned visit to the United Nations in New York this month presents US President Barack Obama's government with a potentially embarrassing diplomatic challenge. At... Read more
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PhysOrg
Self-driving golf carts share sidewalk space with pedestriansThe autonomous golf carts (shown here) deployed in the Singapore public gardens
Self-driving golf carts share sidewalk space with pedestrians
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
The autonomous golf carts (shown here) deployed in the Singapore public gardens relied on just a few unobtrusive sensors. At the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in September, members of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How the Diets of Early Humans Explain Our Eating HabitsBy Norman Owen-Smith, University of the Witwatersrand Much attention is being
How the Diets of Early Humans Explain Our Eating Habits
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
By Norman Owen-Smith, University of the Witwatersrand Much attention is being given to what people ate in the distant past as a guide to what we should eat today. Advocates of the claimed palaeodiet recommend that we should avoid carbohydrates and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Early Warning Systems Help Track the Weather and Can Do the Same for SpeciesThe landscapes of southern Africa have changed at a dizzying pace over the last
Early Warning Systems Help Track the Weather and Can Do the Same for Species
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The landscapes of southern Africa have changed at a dizzying pace over the last few decades. We may not link our stress levels, our road rage, or feelings of alienation to the steady homogenisation of our environment. But they are profoundly... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Open Access Is Not FreeBy Keyan Tomaselli, University of Johannesburg There is no such thing as a fre
Open Access Is Not Free
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
By Keyan Tomaselli, University of Johannesburg There is no such thing as a free lunch - or free open access. Silicon Valley futurist, Steward Brand, states that all information should be made available for free. But his corollary is that: ...... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SA's Top Researchers HonouredPretoria — South Africa's top researchers were celebrated for their continued p
SA's Top Researchers Honoured
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Pretoria — South Africa's top researchers were celebrated for their continued pioneering work in advancing knowledge creation and innovation at the 2015 National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Alternative Medicine Should Be Integrated Into Conventional Health CareA proposal to restructure primary health care in South Africa provides the perf
Why Alternative Medicine Should Be Integrated Into Conventional Health Care
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
A proposal to restructure primary health care in South Africa provides the perfect opportunity for complementary and alternative medicine to be formally integrated into the country's health system. Complementary and alternative medicine is any... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Strong Networks Can Dilute Sexism in Higher EducationFor all these problems, I feel at home in academia. I see my future here and I'
Strong Networks Can Dilute Sexism in Higher Education
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
For all these problems, I feel at home in academia. I see my future here and I'm actively recruiting more female scientists into my research group. But am I just setting them up for a lifetime of struggling to find happiness in academic... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Committees to Deal With Postgrad Funding and Academic StaffingThe Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training will deal with issues
Committees to Deal With Postgrad Funding and Academic Staffing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training will deal with issues relating to postgraduate funding as well as academic staffing at universities in a joint meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology on Tuesday, 25... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Informed Consent for Stem Cell Research - Why It Matters and What You Should KnowBy Leslie Jacqueline Greenberg, University of Cape Town This article is part o
Informed Consent for Stem Cell Research - Why It Matters and What You Should Know
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
By Leslie Jacqueline Greenberg, University of Cape Town This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on stem cell research and therapy. Read the rest of the series here. Ongoing developments in stem cell science mean that... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Juggling a Career and Motherhood - a Scientist Tells Her StoryBy Brenda Wingfield, University of Pretoria I am regularly asked how I have ma
Juggling a Career and Motherhood - a Scientist Tells Her Story
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
By Brenda Wingfield, University of Pretoria I am regularly asked how I have managed to juggle the demands of a family and a career in science. The short answer to the question is 'with difficulty' and while this is the easy truthful answer, it does... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt's Struggle to Control Sham Stem Cell TreatmentsBy Melodie Slabbert, University of Pretoria and Michael Sean Pepper, University
Govt's Struggle to Control Sham Stem Cell Treatments
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
By Melodie Slabbert, University of Pretoria and Michael Sean Pepper, University of South Africa South Africa's inability to enforce its laws that govern stem cell treatments has resulted in a proliferation of bogus and unproven stem cell treatments... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
New Visa Rules - Sound Idea but Badly ExecutedBy Elmarie Slabbert, North-West University As a developing tourist destination
New Visa Rules - Sound Idea but Badly Executed
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
By Elmarie Slabbert, North-West University As a developing tourist destination, South Africa has focused on various strategies to make the country more accessible and boost visitor numbers. But various events have challenged these growth... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why World Needs to Keep Pace With Stem Cell Research BreakthroughsBy Marco Alessandrini, University of Pretoria and Marietjie Botes Exploration
Why World Needs to Keep Pace With Stem Cell Research Breakthroughs
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
By Marco Alessandrini, University of Pretoria and Marietjie Botes Exploration into the use of stem cells has created a cauldron where scientists and regulators are increasingly pressurised to find ways of fast-tracking promising research into novel... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Country Needs Better Laws for Stem Cell Research and TherapyBy Janine Scholefield, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Melodie
Why Country Needs Better Laws for Stem Cell Research and Therapy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
By Janine Scholefield, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Melodie Slabbert, University of Cape Town|| Michael Sean Pepper, University of Pretoria and Robea Ballo, University of South Africa South Africa has a patchy array of laws... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Stem CellsBy Michael Sean Pepper, University of Pretoria This article is part of a serie
A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Stem Cells
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
By Michael Sean Pepper, University of Pretoria This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on stem cell research and therapy ahead of special publication in the South African Journal of Bioethics and Law. Broadly speaking,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What Lies Behind the Hype and the Hope of Stem Cell Research and TherapyBy Michael Sean Pepper, University of Cape Town and Nicolas Novitzky, Universit
What Lies Behind the Hype and the Hope of Stem Cell Research and Therapy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
By Michael Sean Pepper, University of Cape Town and Nicolas Novitzky, University of Pretoria This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on stem cell research and therapy ahead of the launch of a special edition of the South... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How Quantum Physics Is Opening New Frontiers for Data SafetyBy Sharmini Pillay, University of Kwazulu-Natal Data security, which is aimed
How Quantum Physics Is Opening New Frontiers for Data Safety
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
By Sharmini Pillay, University of Kwazulu-Natal Data security, which is aimed at ensuring secure internet communications, must keep pace with the hacking capability of eavesdroppers. Data and communications will become more vulnerable to attacks as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What It Takes to Make Community Health Workers Better At Servicing the PoorBy Nonhlanhla Nxumalo, University of the Witwatersrand Vulnerable and poor com
What It Takes to Make Community Health Workers Better At Servicing the Poor
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
By Nonhlanhla Nxumalo, University of the Witwatersrand Vulnerable and poor communities in many low- and middle-income countries still face many barriers to health care, including stretched services. The health of people in poor communities is... Read more
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iol.co.za
Stellenbosch aiming for more diversityINDEPENDENT MEDIAStellenbosch University (SU) is investing an extra R68.6 milli
Stellenbosch aiming for more diversity
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAStellenbosch University (SU) is investing an extra R68.6 million into diversifying its staff over the next three years. PICTURE: DAVID RITCHIE Stellenbosch University will spend close to R70 million to diverify its staff corps, with... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SA Agulhas Returns From ExpeditionPretoria — The SA Agulhas II has returned from a successful winter research exp
SA Agulhas Returns From Expedition
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
Pretoria — The SA Agulhas II has returned from a successful winter research expedition, the Department of Environmental Affairs said on Sunday. In collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the National Research Foundation... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Radical Change Needed for Universities to Make It Easier for People to Study and WorkBy Shirley Walters, University of the Western Cape South Africa's government w
Radical Change Needed for Universities to Make It Easier for People to Study and Work
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
By Shirley Walters, University of the Western Cape South Africa's government wants to make it easier for more people to enrol in higher education. Part of its mission is to improve access for adults who are already working but wish to qualify for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The World As We Know It Would Fall Apart Without BugsBy Pia Addison, Stellenbosch University Just under one million insect species
The World As We Know It Would Fall Apart Without Bugs
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
By Pia Addison, Stellenbosch University Just under one million insect species have been identified on the planet. Global insect species diversity makes up more than half of all other species diversity on earth. Estimates of actual species richness... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Paint Gives Clues About the Ingenuity of Ancient CultureBy Lyn Wadley, University of the Witwatersrand How do we know when people deve
Paint Gives Clues About the Ingenuity of Ancient Culture
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
By Lyn Wadley, University of the Witwatersrand How do we know when people developed minds capable of solving problems in the way that we do today? Archaeologists cannot excavate human minds from the past: they can only recover the material remains... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Polio-Free World Is in Sight - What's Needed to Wipe Out the Last 1 PercentInna Kanda administers an oral Polio vaccine in Sokoto, northern Nigeria. By M
A Polio-Free World Is in Sight - What's Needed to Wipe Out the Last 1 Percent
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Inna Kanda administers an oral Polio vaccine in Sokoto, northern Nigeria. By Maureen Taylor, University of Pretoria The next three years are crucial in the global fight to eradicate the last 1% of polio cases and contain the virus across the world.... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
SA's 'rock star' scientist to receive high US honourAbdool Karim was instrumental in setting up an HIV/Aids clinic in Vulindlela, o
SA's 'rock star' scientist to receive high US honour
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 23 days ago
Abdool Karim was instrumental in setting up an HIV/Aids clinic in Vulindlela, outside Pietermaritzburg, 14 years ago at the invitation of the then local chief to stop "people from dying of HIV". The former maths and science teacher has been awarded... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Be Proud of Your Township Lingo, Says ExpertTownship lingo, like Iscamtho, should not be regarded as inferior to African la
Be Proud of Your Township Lingo, Says Expert
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
Township lingo, like Iscamtho, should not be regarded as inferior to African languages because they were a sign of progress, according to a French-born linguist. "Although it may be debated, I consider the standard and official versions of African... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Africa Offers Growing Opportunities for Agricultural ProductsBy Mmatlou Kalaba, University of Pretoria Lecturer in Agricultural Economics a
Why Africa Offers Growing Opportunities for Agricultural Products
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
By Mmatlou Kalaba, University of Pretoria Lecturer in Agricultural Economics at University of Pretoria Disclosure statement Mmatlou Kalaba receives funding from National Research Foundation (NRF). The main drivers of demand for agricultural... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why a Ban On Hunting in Botswana Isn't the AnswerBut communities, hunting operators and game farmers were not happy at all. Hunt
Why a Ban On Hunting in Botswana Isn't the Answer
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
But communities, hunting operators and game farmers were not happy at all. Hunting, and especially trophy hunting, generates millions - particularly in rural areas where there are high levels of unemployment and poverty. Where the money goes It is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Should Shakespeare Be Taught in Africa?Should William Shakespeare be taught in Africa's schools and universities? It's
Should Shakespeare Be Taught in Africa?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
Should William Shakespeare be taught in Africa's schools and universities? It's a question that emerges, sometimes flippantly and sometimes in earnest, when conversations about post-coloniality and decolonisation turn to literature and culture. It's... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Be proud of your township lingo, says expertJohannesburg - Township lingo, like Iscamtho, should not be regarded as inferio
Be proud of your township lingo, says expert
News 24 South Africa / Posted 26 days ago
Johannesburg - Township lingo, like Iscamtho, should not be regarded as inferior to African languages because they were a sign of progress, according to a French-born linguist. "Although it may be debated, I consider the standard and official... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Students' Experiences Show It's Time to Rethink Ideas of University "Readiness"By Merridy Wilson-Strydom, University of the Free State Disclosure statement
Students' Experiences Show It's Time to Rethink Ideas of University "Readiness"
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
By Merridy Wilson-Strydom, University of the Free State Disclosure statement Merridy Wilson-Strydom has received funding from the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). She currently receives funding from the... Read more
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Rappler
#SG50: Rappler Talk: Singapore's vision of a Smart NationSINGAPORE – After transforming from a third-world swampland to a first-world mo
#SG50: Rappler Talk: Singapore's vision of a Smart Nation
Rappler / Posted 27 days ago
SINGAPORE – After transforming from a third-world swampland to a first-world modern city, where is Singapore headed in the next 50 years? The city-state's new generation of leaders are raising Lee Kuan Yew's vision to the next level: to make... Read more
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Rappler
#SG50: Smart Nation: The future of Singapore's wired cityAUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. Singapore's Smart Nation aims to address problems like mob
#SG50: Smart Nation: The future of Singapore's wired city
Rappler / Posted 28 days ago
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. Singapore's Smart Nation aims to address problems like mobility through smart technologies including autonomous vehicles. Screenshot from IDA Singapore video SINGAPORE – Imagine taking an app-powered driverless car to your... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why White Men Still Dominate the Top Echelons of South Africa's Private SectorBy Stella M Nkomo, University of Pretoria Disclosure statement Stella M Nkomo
Why White Men Still Dominate the Top Echelons of South Africa's Private Sector
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
By Stella M Nkomo, University of Pretoria Disclosure statement Stella M Nkomo receives funding from the National Research Foundation of South Africa It is 17 years since South Africa passed legislation aimed at redressing the historical systemic... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Climate Change Is Hitting South Africa's Coastal FishBy Nicola James, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity Climate chan
Climate Change Is Hitting South Africa's Coastal Fish
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
By Nicola James, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity Climate change that is linked to the build up of greenhouse gases and aerosols in the atmosphere has led to increases in the earth's surface temperatures over the last 50 years. As a... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Contributing to the death of TBTuberculosis (TB) is one of the most common causes of death in South Africa. It
Contributing to the death of TB
Mail & Guardian / Posted 1 months ago
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most common causes of death in South Africa. It is also one of the most opportunistic infections in HIV co-infected patients, of which South Africa has more than five million. The disease has a substantial negative... Read more

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