Work is tied to our constitution as a species. And this fact is too often overlooked in discussions about the future of work.
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The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energies is a global pursuit. But it’s faster and more intensive in some countries than others. Take the case of South Africa.
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A new technology promises to make your Web browser more private than ever, keeping your Internet activity from prying eyes. But some argue your data won’t actually be all that private.
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New research shows South African universities are good at producing academic papers, but not at translating them into innovations and patents. That needs to change.