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A survey of doctoral supervisors in South Africa
(UNISA Press, 2015)
South African universities receive a direct monetary reward for the number of doctoral graduates produced. As a result there has been a steady increase in numbers in recent years (from 977 in 2004 to 1 878 in 2012), with ...
The Doctorate in South Africa: Trends, challenges and constraints
(SUN MeDIA, 2016)
INTRODUCTION: We have witnessed over the past decade a renewed interest in doctoral education in South Africa. This interest has been fuelled by national as well as institutional policies that have identified the production ...
The early history of research funding in South Africa : from the Research Grant Board to the FRD
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 201612)
The South African government has a long tradition of supporting research at public higher education institutions. Such support commenced in the early 20th century, although the exact nature of the support at that time is ...
The Humanities and Social Sciences in SA : crisis or cause for concern?
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011-12)
The publication of two high-level reports on the state of the Humanities in South Africa in recent months1,2 is in itself a historic event. If scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) had been concerned about ...
The extent of South African authored articles in predatory journals
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017-04)
We present a first estimate of the extent of predatory publishing amongst South African academics. This estimate is based on an analysis of all South African authored papers that qualified for subsidy over the period 2005 ...