A recent survey about sexual assault on university campuses was criticised as being unethical. So what is the right way to go about conducting such research?
South Africa's social grants, which benefit a third of the country's population, are widely celebrated. But these grants fall far short of addressing the country's malnutrition challenge.
Algorithms can have enormous consequences on people's lives, yet a federal law prevents us from studying whether they may be biased, unfair or discriminatory.
Teaching-only positions are perceived as second class, with few opportunities for research or career progression.
A new code of conduct for researchers has been developed by the San peoples of southern Africa.
A new study brings fresh insights into understanding the nature and extent of South Africa's systemic risks within the country's financial sector.
We asked three experts for their takes.
Previous studies have shown that people possess gaydar, the ability to discern who's gay and who isn't. But this research falls prey to an error that, when corrected, leads to the opposite conclusion.
In science, the word 'theory' has a very specific meaning that's easy for nonscientists to misunderstand or misconstrue. Here's what a theory must withstand to be accepted by the scientific community.
Our need for unbiased, well-researched information has never been greater.
There are major systemic problems associated with peer review that are negatively affecting scientific credibility.
Some considerable damage has been done to the Ford brand as a result of the Kuga fires but Ford South Africa can still make amends.
Australia still struggles when it comes to innovation. No surprises there. But a new report on innovation shows some areas where we can improve.
It can take decades, but investigating one thing can revolutionise our understanding of another.
Academics worldwide are calling for the US president to reconsider the executive order on immigration, which many say is damaging to research collaboration.
Get a taste of a drone-enabled future by looking at innovations and explorations from researchers, students and employees at one of the nation's largest university systems.
Thomas Barlow is more used to writing factual reports on science innovation, so his first novel gives an entertaining insight into the science community.
This move to measure the impact of university research on society introduces many new challenges that were not previously relevant when evaluation focused solely on academic merit.
Academics have little confidence in the current higher education reforms.
Australia produces nearly 10,000 PhD graduates each year. What happens to them next?