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The Conversation Africa launched as a pilot project in May 2015. It is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.

Opinion 26 Apr 2017 14:15 pm
SA's newest trade union federation, Saftu comes at a time of declining political influence by unions compared to during the struggle against apartheid. They're also seen as elitist
Africa 26 Apr 2017 14:03 pm
The western media's focus on events at home like the US elections and the UK Brexit referendum has come at the expense of reporting on the famine that's unfolding in Africa.
Technology 26 Apr 2017 13:46 pm
Scientists investigating an underwater mountain have found lots of tellurium, a mineral used in some solar panels. THE CONVERSATION AFRICA
Opinion 24 Apr 2017 19:36 pm
While the media glamorizes famous college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, the reality is that most successful people in the US went to – and finished – college.
Technology 22 Apr 2017 08:20 am
Sky “compass cues” allow many insect species to hold a stable course. At night, as visual cues become harder to detect, this process becomes more challenging.
Opinion 21 Apr 2017 08:59 am
A research team from the University of Johannesburg decided to find out by conducting a short survey with 185 marchers. Here is their findings.
Opinion 20 Apr 2017 08:51 am
Wits University’s Journalism and Media Studies Department have published their latest State of the Newsroom report. THABO LESHILO spoke to the editor.
Technology 19 Apr 2017 07:59 am
The hyena immune system at most basic level looks similar to other more well-studied species. Research shows that the environment plays a key role in regulating immune defenses.
Opinion 19 Apr 2017 07:06 am
Within minutes of the PM’s announcement, one national chain was giving odds of 2/9 on an overall majority for the Conservatives, with Labour out on 14/1. By TIM BALE.
Technology 19 Apr 2017 05:34 am
Fructose may be a food 'baddie' if you're a couch potato. But for sportspeople, it's a godsend. THE CONVERSATION AFRICA.