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Upbeet Digital appoints Greg Reardon as COO
Upbeet Digital appoints Greg Reardon as COOArticle

Upbeet Digital is proud to announce the appointment of Greg Reardon as head of operations...

Issued by UpBeet Digital 7 Apr 2021

A tribute to a giant in the palliative care community
A tribute to a giant in the palliative care communityArticle

The palliative care community mourns the recent passing of Dr Sarah Fakoodreen, who passed away suddenly on 14 March 2021...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 19 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Yakha, an online marketplace for the local built environment
#StartupStory: Yakha, an online marketplace for the local built environmentArticle

Fresh to the local startup scene is Yakha, a new digital marketplace for the African built environment which aims to simplify...

Sindy Peters 17 Mar 2021

UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research project
UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research projectArticle

Cansa is partnering with the UKZN's Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza...

12 Mar 2021

Any man-made changes to the human genome must be carefully regulated. Billon Photos/Shutterstock
Five principles that should guide future DNA 'editing' in South AfricaArticle

In recent years there have been several major innovations in genetics. One prominent example is Crispr-Cas9...,

Bonginkosi Shozi & Marietjie Botes 16 Feb 2021

Clinical trials with human volunteers done in South Africa must get approval from the health products regulator. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Explainer: how South Africa regulates medicines and vaccinesArticle

National medicines regulatory authorities are gatekeepers that protect the public from unnecessary harm from health products. They do so in the best tradition of the injunction to "do no harm"...

Andy Gray 11 Feb 2021

Health care workers and patients in the temporary outside area Steve Biko Academic Hospital created to screen and treat suspected Covid-19 cases in Pretoria. Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images
South African scientists who discovered new Covid-19 variant share what they knowArticle

Late last year the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA) led by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (Krisp) identified a rapidly spreading new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

Willem Hanekom & Tulio de Oliveira 25 Jan 2021

Appointments to strengthen the NPA
Appointments to strengthen the NPAArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has made four senior appointments in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)...

15 Jan 2021

Lukhona Mnguni, political scientist and public commentator, joins Power 98.7
Lukhona Mnguni, political scientist and public commentator, joins Power 98.7Article

Lukhona Mnguni joins the Power 98.7 family as the new host of Power Perspective, taking over from Thabiso Kotane, who will be the new host of Power Talk...

Evan-Lee Courie 8 Jan 2021

UKZN suspends 2021 reopening due to Covid-19 second wave
UKZN suspends 2021 reopening due to Covid-19 second waveArticle

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has announced that it will be postponing the reopening of its campuses on the 4 January 2021...

31 Dec 2020

Here's where efforts to end HIV in eastern and southern Africa must focus
Here's where efforts to end HIV in eastern and southern Africa must focusArticle

The World Aids Day commemoration of 2020 took place in the midst of a global pandemic. It served as another reminder that people are not only susceptible to pathogens...

Kaymarlin Govender, Janet Seeley, Mitzy Gafos, Roselyn Kanyemba 24 Dec 2020

New report: 11 SA universities received R1.91bn in philanthropic, Seta funding in 2018
New report: 11 SA universities received R1.91bn in philanthropic, Seta funding in 2018Article

According to the latest Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE), companies and individuals are donating more than ever to South African universities...

22 Dec 2020

Who is the new Smartie on the block?
Who is the new Smartie on the block?Article

Angelique Lynch, marketing director of AutoTrader, has been invited to join the judging panel of the 2020 Smarties Awards...

Issued by AutoTrader 15 Dec 2020

Legal resource hub launched to fight GBV
Legal resource hub launched to fight GBVArticle

A free-to-access information hub has been launched online for those seeking guidance and help regarding the complexities of the law around gender-based violence...

Issued by LexisNexis 14 Dec 2020

Honour the brave: Celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals - voting closes midnight Friday, 11 December
Honour the brave: Celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals - voting closes midnight Friday, 11 DecemberArticle

Season two of 'Sponsors of Brave' has been a resounding success with nominations pouring in and a phenomenal 10 overall inspirational nominees chosen...

Issued by The SpaceStation 8 Dec 2020

What you need to know about Brexit 2020 and your registered designs...
What you need to know about Brexit 2020 and your registered designs...Article

Having formally left the EU on 31 January 2020, the UK is now in the transition period, which allows it to remain part of the EU intellectual property system until 31 December 2020. That's only a few weeks away. So, how will the UK's departure from the EU affect registered design rights holders in the UK and EU...?

Shamin Raghunandan and Mpho Dzhivhuwo 3 Dec 2020

Many South Africans use traditional medicine. Paballo Thekiso/AFP via Getty Images
South African researchers are looking at medicinal plants for possible Covid-19 treatmentsArticle

South Africa has a long tradition of using plants for medicinal purposes. Some of these, such as Aloe ferox, Sutherlandia frutescens and Kiggelaria africana, have been studied as sources of useful compounds. But most still need to be scientifically validated as treatments for particular diseases....

Depika Dwarka 25 Nov 2020

UKZN and UniZulu researchers discover proteins to fight parasitic disease
UKZN and UniZulu researchers discover proteins to fight parasitic diseaseArticle

Three new classes of detoxification proteins from a human pathogen that causes a serious gastrointestinal disease have been discovered...

24 Nov 2020

Honour the 'brave': Celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals
Honour the 'brave': Celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionalsArticle

The 2020 Sponsors of Brave campaign - a partnership between Adcock Ingram OTC and News24 - aims to celebrate the unsung heroes and brave professionals in healthcare...

Issued by The SpaceStation 17 Nov 2020

UKZN’s Emeritus Professor Anna Coutsoudis
SA study recommends changes to PMTCT guidelinesArticle

A recent study by the UKZN and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) recommends changes to the WHO's HIV prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme guidelines...

10 Nov 2020

New paper refutes study that half the world's beaches could become extinct
New paper refutes study that half the world's beaches could become extinctArticle

In a new paper refuting suggestions made earlier this year that half the world's sandy beaches could become extinct by the end of the 21st century, an international team of coastal scientists concluded that...

9 Nov 2020

National School of Government senior fellows announced
National School of Government senior fellows announcedArticle

Public Service and Administration Minister, Senzo Mchunu, has endorsed the appointment of three eminent former senior public servants as inaugural senior fellows of the National School of Government (NSG)...

27 Oct 2020

Gabi Ngcobo to serve as Javett-UP Art Centre's acting curator
Gabi Ngcobo to serve as Javett-UP Art Centre's acting curatorArticle

Gabi Ngcobo will serve as Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria's (Javett-UP) acting curator in light of Christopher Till's resignation...

26 Oct 2020

Apply now for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Programme
Apply now for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship ProgrammeArticle

Applications for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Programme is now open and prepares first-year university students for life as high-impact, responsible entrepreneurs...

22 Sep 2020

6 tips for easy PoPIA compliance
6 tips for easy PoPIA complianceArticle

Ezra Pillay (LLB), compliance specialist: data protection and technology at LexisNexis South Africa, offers six tips for easy PoPIA compliance...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Sep 2020

Durban International Film Fest announces DIFF Awards winners
Durban International Film Fest announces DIFF Awards winnersArticle

The 2020 Durban International Festival (DIFF) came to a close with the announcement of the winners of the DIFF Awards...

21 Sep 2020

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Locals must lead the way to African scientific capacity and solutionsArticle

Africa bears a disproportionately high burden of globally significant diseases. But the continent has lagged in knowledge production to address its health challenges...

Victoria Kasprowicz & Denis Chopera 16 Sep 2020

Durban International Fest announces 2020 programme
Durban International Fest announces 2020 programmeArticle

The Durban International Festival (DIFF) has unveiled the programme for its 2020 edition...

1 Sep 2020

Over 60% of students to return to campus
Over 60% of students to return to campusArticle

A maximum of 66% of students will be allowed to return to university campuses, in line with the country's shift to Level 2 of the national lockdown...

27 Aug 2020

Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make it
Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make itArticle

Counterfeiting is already a billion-dollar global problem, but the Covid-19 health crisis is making it worse. Specifically, opportunistic counterfeiters are taking advantage of the pandemic to market and distribute fake essential products - spurred on by increased demand and perceived shortages of essential goods...

Masi Mtshali 25 Aug 2020

Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 winners!
Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 winners!Article

Nike continued its winning streak with its sixth win in a row as the Overall Coolest Brand at the 16th annual Sunday Times Gen Next Awards, announced online on 21 August 2020. The winners span 71 categories and are based on the outcome of research conducted by Yellowwood.

21 Aug 2020

Durban International Film Festival announces opening and closing films
Durban International Film Festival announces opening and closing filmsArticle

The 2020 Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), hosted by University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), will be held from 10 to 20 September 2020...

17 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased more
#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased moreArticle

Professor Nelishia Pillay is the Head of the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

Nurses awareness on Covid-19 limited, survey finds
Nurses awareness on Covid-19 limited, survey findsArticle

While the majority of medical practitioners are confident of their knowledge of Covid-19, nurses have expressed inferior awareness of the virus, a survey has revealed...

7 Aug 2020

New technologies are helping people to choose when and how to have children. MidoSemSem/Shutterstock
New technologies mean states must reconsider what 'reproductive rights' areArticle

A number of technological advances have revolutionised human reproduction in the past few decades. One example is in vitro fertilisation (IVF), the process of fertilising a woman's eggs with a man's sperm in the laboratory...

Bonginkosi Shozi 23 Jul 2020

A nurse demonstrates how to perform a swab test in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michele Spatari / AFP via Getty Images
10 ways South Africa can step up care for its healthcare workersArticle

South Africa's health system has a longstanding problem: a severe shortage of medical staff. The World Bank estimates that South Africa has only 0.9 medical doctors for every 1,000 people compared with the global average of 1.6...

Kaymarlin Govender, Gavin George, Sean Beckett & Tim Quinlan 23 Jul 2020

The official opening and handover of a Covid-19 quarantine centre in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
How leadership matters in healthcare - especially in a crisisArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic presents a complex situation, requiring multiple stakeholders in the healthcare sector to work well together...

Cecile Gerwel Proches 6 Jul 2020

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Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 category finalistsArticle

The Sunday Times Gen Next survey has announced the finalists across each of the 69 categories of the 16th annual Awards. The winners will be celebrated during an online event on 21 August 2020...

1 Jul 2020

Dr Janet van Eeden appointed as Afda Durban Dean
Dr Janet van Eeden appointed as Afda Durban DeanArticle

Dr Janet Van Eeden will be taking on the title of Afda Durban Campus Dean officially come 1 July 2020...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 26 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: How Hasheel Tularam developed his outdoor addiction into a fulfilling career
#YouthMonth: How Hasheel Tularam developed his outdoor addiction into a fulfilling careerArticle

Hasheel Tularam is a senior environmental scientist at SRK Consulting. He's passionate about protecting and preserving the natural environment and feels blessed to live in a country so full of natural beauty...

26 Jun 2020

In South Africa, both HIV and pre-eclampsia are a burden to maternal health. GettyImages
HIV and high blood pressure in pregnancy: we're tracing the connectionsArticle

The vast majority of women dying from pregnancy-related conditions are in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. In 2017, about 86% of global maternal deaths occurred in these regions...

Sayuri Padayachee 18 Jun 2020

South Africa moved into level three of a five-tier lockdown on June 1, 2020. Michele Spatari / AFP via Getty Images
South Africa must adopt a localised response to Covid-19. What it would look likeArticle

South Africa needs to adopt a more localised and differentiated approach in the next phase of its management of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Kaymarlin Govender, Ayesha BM Kharsany, Gavin George & Sean Beckett 9 Jun 2020

Durban International Film Fest to go virtual in September
Durban International Film Fest to go virtual in SeptemberArticle

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will be held from 10-20 September 2020 and will showcase more than 50 selected films, with the international nature of the festival balanced with a highlighted component of the finest of African cinema...

9 Jun 2020

Hlengiwe Ndlela
#YouthMonth: How Hlengiwe Ndlela replaced failure with successArticle

Giving up is just never an option for Hlengiwe Ndlela (33). She knows exactly how hard failure can knock one down. But she has overcome 'fail' multiple times, settling it with the final stamp of success...

5 Jun 2020

Professor Glenda Gray
SAMRC drops probe into Prof Glenda Gray's Covid-19 regulations commentsArticle

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has dropped the investigation into its president, Professor Glenda Gray, for critical comments she made in an interview about the government's Covid-19 regulations in an interview...

26 May 2020

A researcher performs a CRISPR/Cas9 process at the Max-Delbrueck-Centre for Molecular Medicine in Germany . Gregor Fischer/picture alliance via Getty Images
Covid-19 and gene editing: ethical and legal considerationsArticle

Researchers are racing against time to find ways to treat and prevent Covid-19. There is currently no treatment for the disease, and the World Health Organisation has created Solidarity, a global clinical trial which is testing four drugs as possible treatment...

Sheetal Soni 25 May 2020

St Augustine's Hospital
Findings from St Augustine's Covid-19 outbreakArticle

An investigation into the Covid-19 outbreak that led to the closure of Netcare St Augustine's Hospital in Durban found that, between 9 March and 30 April 2020, there were 119 confirmed cases identified at the hospital...

21 May 2020

Electronic Communications Sector: Covid-19 Highlights
Electronic Communications Sector: Covid-19 HighlightsArticle

The Electronic Communication sector of South Africa has seen many changes to its legislative universe as well as important omissions. This includes the omission, likely as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, of the much-anticipated Protection of Personal Information Act No 4 of 2013, widely expected to be enacted on 1 April 2020...

Ezra Pillay 19 May 2020

Introducing the new kids on the block
Introducing the new kids on the blockArticle

Harrison Mkhize and Luyanda Khambule have both joined Gagasi FM, as of 1 May 2020, and they are extremely excited to add their flavour into the thriving radio station...

Issued by Gagasi FM 6 May 2020

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