UWC thesis unpacks settlement life, protest culture
South Africa is infamously one of of the most unequal countries in the world, where extreme wealth coexists with desperate poverty. It’s also been called the protest capital of the world, with thousands of protests every year all around the country – especially in the townships, and specifically in... Read more
Royal Geographic Society honours top UKZN scientist
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Research Professor and Senior Faculty member of the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), Frank Tanser, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Geographical Society Back Award for conducting seminal research that has shaped national health policies in developing countries. The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute... Read more
UFS trumps SAICA’s national average pass rate
Students from the University of the Free State (UFS) School of Accountancy achieved an 84.2% pass rate compared to the national average of 76.2% during the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) examination facilitated by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). A total of 64 out of 76... Read more
UWC astrophysicist named international fellow
General relativity inspired a revolution in our understanding of gravity, spacetime and the universe itself. But the revolution isn’t over – and astrophysicists like Prof Roy Maartens are using Einstein’s theory to tackle the mysteries of the Universe. A little more than a hundred years ago, in 1915, Einstein... Read more
Secured futured for Hout Bay caretakers
Ten local residents from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg who have dedicated themselves to rehabilitating the Hout Bay dunes, have received Ornamental Horticulture learnership certificates from the City of Cape Town earlier this week. With this qualification they have improved their own skills set and access to permanent employment opportunities... Read more
SU researcher secures trilateral chair
A prominent researcher at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU), associate professor Josephine Kaviti Musango, was recognised for her research when she was awarded one of only two research chairs in South Africa by a trilateral research chair initiative. Musango, of the Faculty’s School... Read more
UKZN’s youngest dean claims another first
Dean and Head of the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Professor Thabo Msibi was recently honoured with a P-Rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF). Msibi becomes the first education specialist in South Africa to receive this honour. The rating, also known as the President’s... Read more
USB awards top student
East London businesswoman Poonam Harry-Nana, a full-time MBA graduate of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) has been awarded the USB Director’s Award for the top student in any programme who excels in both studies and leadership. USB Director Prof Piet Naudé said not only did Poonam graduate... Read more
UKZN social academic receives international award
Social Work academic Professor Johannes John-Langba was chosen by the Howard University School of Social Work as the 2019 recipient of the Inabel Burns Lindsay Social Work Education Leadership Award (Lindsay was the first African American Woman to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work doctoral... Read more
UWC’s Tina wins top economics prize
UWC’s Tina Fransman has won the 2018 Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) Founder’s Medal for Best Economics Master’s Thesis in South Africa. Fransman’s thesis, in which she used a multidimensional poverty index (MPI), was based on multidimensional poverty in South Africa between 2001–2016. At the time of writing,... Read more