The National Research Foundation doesn’t have enough money for the growing number of researchers who qualify for “incentive” funding.
South Africa's National Research Foundation will dramatically scale back “incentive” funding to rated researchers, both those who already have a rating and those who will be rated in the future.
University lecturers must keep learning new ways to teach.
It takes a combination of formal and informal learning to equip academics to become better teachers. Universities need to encourage both approaches.
Academics are under enormous pressure to publish prolifically because this generates subsidies for their universities.
A new policy on research outputs and funding will be introduced in South Africa in 2016. But it leaves too much unchanged from the old policy.
The Southern Africa Large Telescope in South Africa’s Karoo region is the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere.
South African scientists and scholars produce the most significant portion of Africa’s recognised research publications.