Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa but more is needed to better understand the status quo and mainly inter-sectional factors that drive inequality.
According to a new study, there's a big gap between how much we think we spend on eating out and how much we're actually spending.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
A family physician and public health researcher explains why he isn't getting a prostate cancer test in Movember or at any time in the near future.
Engagement and impact will be part of research performance assessment starting in 2018, signalling a shift in what kind of research we value and why.
Academics argue that increasing amounts of R&D isn't translating into greater productivity. But the problem may lay elsewhere in the economy.
New South African research supports evidence that urbanisation has a positive impact on people's lives and must be managed appropriately for development.
Reptiles add socioeconomic value but when it comes to accessing detailed reference information about them, students and naturalists can face serious challenges.
It might feel like rocket science, but scientists need to get better at explaining things to people outside academia.
One of the best ways to shape public policy is for experts to submit detailed, technical information through the public comment process.
Ig Nobels reward research that first makes you laugh and then makes you think. Investigating the internet meme of fluid felines fits the bill – and adds to the physics field of rheology.
Johannesburg's central business district is developing into a major cross border shopping hub, servicing the broader sub-Saharan region and has a potential to grow even further.
Science funding still falls short of 2005 levels. It's time for Canada's government to fix that problem, before it's too late.
Linking policymakers with research relevant for implementing the SDGs is difficult. But building strong relationships between them and researchers is a good place to start.
How is a scientific article accepted for publication in an academic journal? What is the role of peer reviewers? Where does the system go astray?
While many South African police officers, who were born into poverty, grew to appreciate the job, they want more for their children - careers requiring degrees - and work to provide them.
Universities now have the incentive and flexibility to respond to student interests, and we shouldn't distract them with policy changes that could make things worse.
According to new research, the way you respond could determine whether or not you'll repeat the same mistake in the future.
Should children with reading difficulties get their hearing checked?
How networks and ecosystems support youth entrepreneurship initiatives.