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The University of Johannesburg, one of the largest, multi-campus, residential universities in South Africa, seeks to achieve the highest distinction in scholarship and research. Born from the merger between the former Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) and the Soweto and the East Rand campuses of Vista University in 2005, the University of Johannesburg fosters ideas that are rooted in African epistemology, but also addresses the needs of South African society and the African continent as it is committed to contribute to sustainable growth and development.

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The ANC, which has governed South Africa since 1994, has failed to deal decisively against corruption in its midst. EFE-EPA/Yeshiel Panchia

New book shows how corruption took root in democratic South Africa

The election of Port Elizabeth's first black mayor in 1995 signalled that the democratic change that had started in 1994 was irreversible. But problems lay ahead.
Oukasie residents protest over poor service delivery in 2010. Jaco Marais/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Book review: lessons from a township that resisted apartheid

A readable and important new book on the struggle for justice in South Africa's Oukasie township does not go far enough to question the feasibility of grassroots resistance.
The ~2 Ma Homo erectus cranium, DNH 134, from the Drimolen Fossil Hominin site. Matthew V. Caruana

Fossil find suggests Homo erectus emerged 200,000 years earlier than thought

This is a hugely important find. It means that one of our earlier ancestors possibly originated in southern Africa.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa declaring a national lockdown as a result of COVID-19. EPA/picture supplied by GCIS (Government Information Services)

COVID-19: the cure could be worse than the disease for South Africa

Epidemiology is only one of the inputs that should be considered in designing public health policy response to COVID-19 pandemic. The wider social and economic contexts must be factored in too.
A deserted street in Cairo after the government ordered the closure of shops, restaurants and cafes. Photo by Ziad Ahmed/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could have lethal consequences

Social distancing is impossible in much of Africa, and its economic consequences may lead to a famine that is worse than the pandemic. Prevention measures must consider the African context.

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