University of Witwatersrand

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South Africa wins supercomputing competition

A South African team made up of 6 undergraduate students from the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand has won an international supercomputing competition. The competition took place at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany.

IBM expands quantum research to Africa

A partnership between IBM and South Africa's Wits University looks to accelerate quantum research and drive educational opportunities in quantum computing with the African Research Universities Alliance.

South Africa to amend outdated copyright law

South Africa's copyright law must not continue ignoring the principles of fair use.

An engineers guide to predicting the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner

As a civil engineer I’m fascinated by predictions of who will win the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, seeing that we use predictions on a regular basis in engineering. For the finals, there’s a wide variety of forecasts. In addition to armchair fans’ predictions, there are those

Ancient DNA changes our knowledge about the evolution of Afrikan elephants

For a long time, zoologists assumed that there were only two species of elephant: one Asian and one African. Then genetic analyses suggested that the African Elephant could be divided into two distinct species, the African Forest and African Savannah elephants. Now a new elephant has been added to the

How a lost Afrikan city was recreated with laser technology

There are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of rainforest in Mesoamerica, are found with the help of laser lights. Now the same technology which located those Mayan cities has been used to rediscover a southern African city

Raising awareness about the importance of Afrika’s fossil heritage

Palaeontology, like much else in the cultural landscape, has a strong western influence and bias. Students are more likely than not to be given textbooks and external readings from Europe and North America no matter where they are in the world. I often think about my own experiences as a