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What’s the Supernews perspective? Your news report should be approx 300-600 words with photos and/or a 1-3 minute audio/video clip. Include interviews if possible. Include precedent, if applicable.
Assignment Deadline
30/01/2011
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Supernews 101

SA universities and Industries need to work as partners

After two years of a studying a Chemistry Masters at the University of Cape Town (2008-2010), I have come to the conclusion that the partnership between universities and industry is both weak and underutilized.

Our society is facing enormous daily challenges, which with substantial input from the academic world (Masters students), can be dramatically reduced and can improve lives. For instance, research focused on chronic diseases could be accelerated significantly if companies, interested in designing drugs used actual university research, whether it be for Malaria, Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis or HIV/Aids.

Without the support of companies, both financially and from a resource and marketing perspective, much beneficial research will be lost to society. It is time for the South African academic and business worlds to work closer together with the aim of improving confidence and trust between them to benefit society as a whole.

Do you know of any working examples where local academic research is being applied in the ‘real world’ to make a difference? Or are there international models that can be replicated in South Africa to help shift the status quo?

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Assignment Deadline
30/11/2010
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Supernews 101

So, what is working in our education system?

Where are the uplifting stories? Where are the successes? Given the importance of education to our future as a country – how can citizens, civil society … Read More

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Assignment Deadline
30/10/2010
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How it works
Supernews 101

Global South Africans

More than 300 highly successful South Africans who are living abroad are contributing to the growth and development of their home country through a network known … Read More

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business
Assignment Deadline
30/10/2010
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Supernews 101

What is ethical business?

What is ethical business, in terms of favouritism, excessive profit, labour exploitation, corruption, damage to the environment or community? Is ethical business possible?  Which businesses … Read More

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newspaper
Assignment Deadline
30/10/2010
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Supernews 101

What is a free Press?

With the Media Tribunal in the spotlight, we need to ask…What is a free press and what are the benefits of a free press? What … Read More

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politics_mic
Assignment Deadline
30/10/2010
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Supernews 101

Demand for service delivery brings back Retired experts

Recognising the severe consequences South Africa’s skills shortage is having on municipal service delivery, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has sent teams of … Read More

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Assignment Deadline
30/10/2010
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Supernews 101

The rights of blue-collar workers

Strikes are a common theme in South Africa – especially of late. The question begs: Should blue-collar workers strike? What sort of wages are they … Read More

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