SOUTH AFRICA: Academic freedom at riskBusiness Day.
Physicist Professor Nithaya Chetty, who is president of the South African Institute of Physics, resigned before his 8 December disciplinary hearing. Mathematician Professor John van den Berg signed a settlement agreement last week allowing him to keep his job and stop disciplinary action.
The University's actions over the issue could hinder research collaboration between it and universities across the globe, a group of 34 academics from universities including Stanford, Oxford, Chicago, New York, London and Denmark's Roskilde University said.
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