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New Wan-Ifra report tackling disinformation around the world
New Wan-Ifra report tackling disinformation around the worldArticle

Wan-Ifra has released a new report that looks at the global map of remedies adopted by governments whose objective is to combat the disinformation crisis, though with extremely diverse intent and effects...

15 May 2019

12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint
12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprintArticle

We've just celebrated Earth Day, an important global acknowledgement of the work that we need to be doing to protect our planet, and this year the work feels more important than ever...

Tammy Fry 23 Apr 2019

There is currently no established cure for Ebola – could antibody treatments be the answer? AHMED JALLANZO/EPA
Guinea pigs cured of Ebola with antibodies, raising hopes for treatment in humansArticle

The Ebola virus outbreak of 2014 in West Africa caused more than 11,000 deaths. At the time, scientists were working on several experimental vaccines and treatments but none were licensed for use in humans...

Pramila Rajil & Alain Townsend 4 Apr 2019

New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015
New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015Article

A new study published in the Nature International Journal of Science has revealed that improved housing had doubled in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2015...

1 Apr 2019

Chronic kidney disease needs to be redefined
Chronic kidney disease needs to be redefinedArticle

Is the label "chronic kidney disease" helpful to patients or clinicians?

18 Mar 2019

A portable DNA sequencer in action. UGA CAES/Extension/Flickr
DNA sequencing can help fight epidemics - but there are privacy risksArticle

As is the case with any disease caused by pathogenic viruses - like Zika or influenza - Ebola spreads dangerously and unpredictably. This makes tracking the movement of viruses around the world a major challenge...

Liam Shaw & Nicola C Sugden 14 Jan 2019

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How to negotiate infrastructure deals with China: four things African governments need to get rightArticle

"You don't negotiate with China!" I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing...

Folashade Soule 9 Jan 2019

Global warming has already raised the risk of more severe droughts in Cape Town
Global warming has already raised the risk of more severe droughts in Cape TownArticle

Between 2015 and 2017 South Africa's South Western Cape region experienced three of its lowest rainfall years on record...

Mark New, Friederike Otto and Piotr Wolski 20 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is over
#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is overArticle

Africa must focus now on its biggest resource for growth - its young people, experts urged...

6 Dec 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa
'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in AfricaArticle

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?
Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?Article

A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash are suitable for vegans...

Dominic Wilkinson 17 Oct 2018

Meltwater launches data science platform Fairhair.ai
Meltwater launches data science platform Fairhair.aiArticle

Fairhair.ai - as an open data science platform - makes it easier for businesses to gain a real-time pulse on everything from market research to risk management...

Issued by Meltwater 17 Aug 2018

A new way to equip Africa's science labs: get students to build their own
A new way to equip Africa's science labs: get students to build their ownArticle

How does one train science students without equipment? As a sociologist of science specialising in African countries, this is a question I get asked with sad regularity...

Louise Bezuidenhout 6 Aug 2018

Many South African jobs could soon be automated, and the country isn't prepared
Many South African jobs could soon be automated, and the country isn't preparedArticle

Businesses around the world are cottoning on to the value of transferring labour from human workers to machines...

Daniel B. le Roux 18 Jul 2018

Heathrow's third runway is expensive, polluting and unequal - why the poor will lose out
Heathrow's third runway is expensive, polluting and unequal - why the poor will lose outArticle

After more than a decade of debate, the expansion of London's Heathrow airport has been given the green light after MPs voted in favour of the government's plans to add a third runway. Construction could begin as early as 2021...

David Banister 2 Jul 2018

Are management positions really safe from automation?
Are management positions really safe from automation?Article

With an estimated two thirds of jobs in South Africa at risk of automation, it would be naïve for organisational leaders and managers to think their positions are immune...

21 Jun 2018

Pemba in northern Mozambique has seen a surge of new arrivals in step with investments to exploit off-shore gas deposits. Flickr
Why natural resource finds are more than just a curse: the case of MozambiqueArticle

Natural resources are often thought of as a curse in developing countries, slowing economic growth rather than driving it...

Gerhard Toews and Pierre-Louis Vézina 26 Apr 2018

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How plastic-eating bacteria actually work - a chemist explainsArticle

Although other bacterial enzymes were already known to slowly digest PET, the new enzyme had apparently evolved specifically for this job...

Emily Flashman 19 Apr 2018

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Burning chillis drive elephants away from African farmers' cropsArticle

Burning bricks made of dry chilli, dung and water could stop endangered elephants raiding crops, reducing conflicts with farmers trying to secure harvests...

Thin Lei Win 30 Nov 2017

Applications for FirstRand FNB Fund Oxford Education scholarship open soon
Applications for FirstRand FNB Fund Oxford Education scholarship open soonArticle

The FNB Fund, in partnership with Oxford University's Department of Education, is offering one South African student a scholarship to undertake postgraduate study at one of the world's foremost universities...

22 Nov 2017

Why you need to get involved in the geoengineering debate - now
Why you need to get involved in the geoengineering debate - nowArticle

The prospect of engineering the world's climate system to tackle global warming is becoming more and more likely...

Rob Bellamy 20 Oct 2017

Actis sponsors international scholarships for students or alumni of Honoris United Universities
Actis sponsors international scholarships for students or alumni of Honoris United UniversitiesArticle

Actis, a leading growth markets investor, will be providing US$100,000 in sponsorship for two Honoris United Universities graduates to complete a postgraduate qualification...

Issued by Regent Business School 16 Oct 2017

UCT GSB centre only African business school on new UN Development Programme research council
UCT GSB centre only African business school on new UN Development Programme research councilArticle

The United Nations Development Programme announced a partnership with nine leading universities to develop a research agenda that will better leverage private investment to finance the sustainable development goals...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 11 Oct 2017

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa kicks off this week
Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa kicks off this weekArticle

The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica2017) is set for 27-29 September 2017. The event convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa...

26 Sep 2017

Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry
Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industryArticle

‘World News Publishers Outlook 2017, the new report from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), examines what are the world's top media executives' priorities in profitable news media businesses around the world...

21 Sep 2017

New business school chair brings poetic vision to role
New business school chair brings poetic vision to roleArticle

The new chair of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership, Professor Kurt April, believes responsible leaders are vital for flourishing communities, strong companies and booming economies...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 20 Sep 2017

Do immigrants “steal” jobs in South Africa? What the data tell us
Do immigrants “steal” jobs in South Africa? What the data tell usArticle

South Africa is a popular destination for immigrants, especially from other African countries. Does their presence affect the employment chances of South Africans?

Raphael Chaskalson 18 Sep 2017

News publishers challenged to rethink revenue, relationship strategies with Facebook
News publishers challenged to rethink revenue, relationship strategies with FacebookArticle

A new report, published by World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), ‘Reality check - making money with Facebook', challenges news publishers to not only rethink their revenue and relationship strategies with Facebook but also that of all platforms...

15 Sep 2017

The internet of everything water
The internet of everything waterArticle

Imagine a world where your spice cabinet reminds you to buy salt, or your cell phone sends a text message about the amount of water left in your water tank...

Ihuoma Atanga 28 Jun 2017

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Afrox appoints Matthias Vogt as CFOArticle

Matthias Vogt has been appointed to the board of directors of African Oxygen Limited (Afrox), as chief financial officer. He takes up his position on 1 August 2017...

9 Jun 2017

CT appoints first chief resilience officer
CT appoints first chief resilience officerArticle

The City of Cape Town has appointed Craig Kesson as its first chief resilience officer...

19 May 2017

Six ways the meat on your plate is killing the planet
Six ways the meat on your plate is killing the planetArticle

Reducing consumption of animal products is essential if we are to meet global greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets...

Francis Vergunst and Julian Savulescu 26 Apr 2017

Why global education rankings don't reveal the whole picture
Why global education rankings don't reveal the whole pictureArticle

Country rankings in international education tests – such as PISA and TIMSS – are often used to compare and contrast education systems across a range of countries. But it isn't always an even playing field...

Daniel Caro and Jenny Lenkeit 17 Feb 2017

Global business education is the best antidote to economic nationalism
Global business education is the best antidote to economic nationalismArticle

The Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of 29 leading international business schools dedicated to driving innovation and creating value through exchange and engagement, will celebrate its fifth anniversary in April...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 8 Feb 2017

SA social impact centre in top five globally
SA social impact centre in top five globallyArticle

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been benchmarked in the top five globally for social impact in a new report from the Bridgespan Group...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 30 Jan 2017

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Baby Boomers challenging stereotypes of retirementArticle

Baby Boomers are challenging the stereotypes of retirement, grand-parenting, and what type of home they are likely to live in as they age...

18 Jan 2017

Top five technologies to watch: 2017 to 2021
Top five technologies to watch: 2017 to 2021Article

In a report titled 'The Top Emerging Technologies to Watch: 2017 To 2021', research and analysis firm Forrester identified 15 emerging technologies...

24 Nov 2016

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Science helps Africa prep for disastersArticle

New science and technology initiatives to help African and Asian societies prepare for extreme weather disasters...

1 Jun 2016

PhD Scholarship programme launches in Mauritius
PhD Scholarship programme launches in MauritiusArticle

The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) initiative, in partnership with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), has launched 'Her Excellency Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme' in Mauritius. Additional partners will be announced in due course...

10 May 2016

[21 Icons Season 3] Kopano Matlwa Mabaso
[21 Icons Season 3] Kopano Matlwa MabasoArticle

Matlwa Mabaso has been selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season 3 as a voice for the new generation of South Africans dealing with issues such as race, poverty and gender and coming to grips with their sense of identity...

28 Jan 2016

UCT joins International Alliance of Research Universities
UCT joins International Alliance of Research UniversitiesArticle

From 2016, the University of Cape Town (UCT) will become the 11th member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), the first new member since the formation of the alliance 10 years ago...

17 Dec 2015

Trail-blazing investment courses launched at UCT Graduate School of Business
Trail-blazing investment courses launched at UCT Graduate School of BusinessArticle

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is blazing a trail in the world of business education by offering the continent's first executive education impact investing courses...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Jun 2015

Men are 50% more likely to get oesophageal cancer than 30 years agoArticle

Oesophageal cancer rates in men have increased by 50% since the early 1980s, with new cases reaching almost 6,000, according to new statistics from Cancer Research UK...

9 Jun 2015

Discovery could improve radiotherapy for wide range of cancersArticle

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how giving a class of drugs called AKT inhibitors in combination with radiotherapy might boost its effectiveness across a wide range of cancers, according to a study...

9 Jun 2015

Short recall on upbeat ads during serious TV
Short recall on upbeat ads during serious TVArticle

Oxford research, based on six studies and nearly a thousand people, shows that consumers may find it hard to process energetic TV commercials when placed in serious TV dramas...

12 Feb 2015

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