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South Africa needs some universities that focus on teaching, and others that concentrate on research. Shutterstock

How the funding of science research in South Africa can be overhauled

South Africa must examine how science funding is allocated to universities. It also needs to acknowledge that not all universities should be focusing on research and development.
Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison should be pleased with the strong GDP figure, released during the election campaign. Lukas Coch/AAP

Strong GDP growth figures show economy on track

The adverse impact of the resources bust is still there, but the figures suggest the economy tracking at or above its potential.
Jumping to conclusions. Does GDP mislead us? Antoine Gady/Flickr

The science of happiness can trump GDP as a guide for policy

Our feelings of self-worth and contentment are no longer the preserve of writers and artists. Science has made measurement of our well-being a viable alternative to the banalities of economic output.

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