MANCOSA academic has come far from the days of guarding cars
Nowadays, Elizabeth Kanani is a contented wife, mother to three children and loves her job as an academic at MANCOSA, a private higher education institution. She has come a long way since she worked as a car guard on Durban’s Victoria Embankment and plaited hair at salonsto eke out... Read more
Economics student selected for prestigious festival
Asanda Koyo, a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Economics student, has been selected to participate at the prestigious and competitive 2020 Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival hosted by the Institute for Economic Justice. She was selected from more than 230 applicants. The participants of the festival are a mix of... Read more
DUT ecotourism students launch online initiative called #vikelaimvelo
Second-year Midlands students from the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Department of Ecotourism recently launched their first-ever online community-engagement initiative called #vikelaimvelo which was geared towards identifying and highlighting the gravity of threats to biodiversity and how these have the potential to hinder the development of township and rural... Read more
How All That Gaming During Lockdown Could Help You Land Your Next Role
Prior to COVID-19, people were already talking plenty about their “work” and “life” buckets–how to keep productivity and play in balance – even separate from one another. Now, it’s safe to say the pandemic has intertwined the two forever. Lyndy van den Barselaar, managing director of ManpowerGroup South Africa... Read more
Nedbank funds innovation-focused research chair at University of Johannesburg
Building on a long-standing relationship focused on strengthening the link between academia and industry, Nedbank and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have collaborated to establish a research chair. The new Nedbank Research Chair is headed up by Professor Terence van Zyl, a leading figure in data science, artificial intelligence... Read more
UP awards 1 380 qualifications to graduates in virtual spring graduation ceremony
University of Pretoria (UP) Chancellor Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu awarded 1 380 degrees, diplomas and certificates to graduates in absentia during a virtual spring graduation ceremony held this morning (Tuesday, 29 September). This year’s spring graduation ceremonies, which were scheduled to take place from 29 September to 2 October, have... Read more
UCT MOOCs in the top 200 – again
Five University of Cape Town (UCT) massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been included on the 2020 Class Central Best Online Courses of All Time list, which ranks the top 200 online courses from across the globe. This list is based on more than 125 000 learner reviews globally. Currently there... Read more
CUT students showcase at Turbine Art Fair 2020
Three CUT students recently showcased their artwork at the Turbine Art Fair 2020, an online art exhibition hosted in partnership with The Free State Art Collective. The Turbine Art Fair, which goes by the slogan “Where visionaries meet” opened its online art fair on Friday 28 August 2020 –... Read more
UKZN and DUT join Forces to Tackle COVID-19 through Medicinal Plant Research
Scientists from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the Durban University of Technology (DUT) have come together to identify bioactive compounds from South African plants that could potentially be effective in the treatment against SARS-CoV-2. The first phase of the research project titled, ‘Identification of potential SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors from... Read more
Durban International Film Festival announces DIFF Award Winners during the closing night
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), is hosting the Durban International Festival (DIFF) from 10 to 20 September 2020. This year, for its 41st edition, the festival presented a programme of close to 60 feature films, documentaries and short films alongside exciting industry programme: isiPhethu. The... Read more

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