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A sticky situation: Part 1: Cinema, anime and nukes
A sticky situation: Part 1: Cinema, anime and nukesArticle

We have all seen those movies where machines destroy human civilisation. Stories of omnicide and universal subjugation tend to stick in the mind, even in the form of entertainment...

Edward Herridge 19 Apr 2021

#BIS2020: Dr Mamphela Ramphele calls for governance by ubuntu
#BIS2020: Dr Mamphela Ramphele calls for governance by ubuntuArticle

Opening the 13th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference this week, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, co-founder of ReimagineSA, noted that the Covid-19 crisis offers South Africans opportunities to tackle the unfinished agenda of transforming our society...

14 Oct 2020

#AfricaDay: A celebration of resilience
#AfricaDay: A celebration of resilienceArticle

On this Africa Day 2020, we celebrate our resilience in the face of the disruptive Covid-19 pandemic...

Dr Mamphela Ramphele 25 May 2020

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability
Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainabilityArticle

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

We can't know the future cost of climate change. Let's focus on the cost of avoiding it instead
We can't know the future cost of climate change. Let's focus on the cost of avoiding it insteadArticle

As delegates at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, discuss the possibility of restraining global warming to 1.5?, it might sound like a reasonable question to ask how much money it will cost if they fail...

Jack Pezzey 13 Dec 2018

Marsception 2018 competition winners announced
Marsception 2018 competition winners announcedArticle

Volume Zero, an international platform showcasing the work of upcoming designers, has announced the winners in its Marsception 2018 competition...

10 Oct 2018

How to make healthy buildings in an era of mass migration
How to make healthy buildings in an era of mass migrationArticle

Worldwide population growth and mass migrations are putting the infrastructure of many cities under strain...

Laura B Alvarez 12 Feb 2018

Agricultural education and training: The landscape, challenges and opportunities
Agricultural education and training: The landscape, challenges and opportunitiesArticle

Many leading South African farming entities share the common sentiment that agricultural colleges are no longer delivering well-rounded, technically skilled professionals...

Prof Charlie Reinhardt 2 Feb 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Ape battles, human nature and Japanese art
#OnTheBigScreen: Ape battles, human nature and Japanese artArticle

War For the Planet of the Apes, The Circle, Wakefield; The Odyssey and Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave open at local cinemas this weekend.

Daniel Dercksen 13 Jul 2017

Incubating ideas on how southern Africa can manage the Anthropocene
Incubating ideas on how southern Africa can manage the AnthropoceneArticle

The Anthropocene, or the "Age of Man", is the name given to the current geological epoch...

Laura Pereira et al. 6 Jan 2017

Greer in action at one of Exponential's recent 'What has your data done for you lately?' presentations in New Zealand.
Use data to constantly innovateArticle

As we near the end of 2016, the recent data explosion means you now know more about your consumers' preferences than ever before. Tyler Greer, Exponential's head of strategy for the APAC region and South Africa, explains how to cut through the clutter of big data and use it to improve your business functioning...

Leigh Andrews 29 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Smart farming technology to help feed the masses
#InnovationMonth: Smart farming technology to help feed the massesArticle

9 billion people will need feeding by 2050 and the responsibility of that feat will fall squarely into the laps of farmers, posing the question of how to sustainably produce food for the masses...

Cari Van Wyk 26 Sep 2016

HPV as common in men as women
HPV as common in men as womenArticle

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common viruses affecting boys, girls, men and women, yet it is largely ignored by men, partly because of the focus of its links to cervical cancer...

28 Jul 2015

Finding our way together
Finding our way togetherArticle

There is plenty that is going right in SA education - but it is not enough unless disparate players pull together - and that includes government.

Dr Francois Bonnici 16 Jan 2014

Steloy's technological advances give customers quicker turnaround timesArticle

The advent of metal castings was an integral development in the advancement of human civilisation to form the backbone of infrastructure as we now know it. Casting components often account for up to 70% of products supplied to the mining, energy and other sectors, which has a great impact on the economy.

6 Aug 2013

Conference to focus on designing for the futureArticle

Human civilisation's destruction is inevitable especially with the onset of climate change and the simultaneous peaking of global oil supply, both of which have always been considered and discussed in isolation. The International Union of Architects (UIA) Sustainability by Design Conference that will be taking place from 29-30 November 2011 in Durban will be addressing these pertinent issues and discussing other factors which need to be taken into consideration when it comes to sustainable designs for the future.

28 Nov 2011

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