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
Women top UCT’s civil engineering honours class
University of Cape Town (UCT) women are making significant strides in civil engineering, where they account for six of the department’s 11 first-class honours students. Thirty percent of the Department of Civil Engineering’s students are women, according to the department’s Professor Mark Zuidgeest, director of undergraduate studies. The six... Read more
Rhodes students win international accolade
Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students were awarded the top position in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system. Team E-Smart, Nobuhle Ndebele, Lindokuhle Nene, Reitumetse Nkhahle and Gauta Matlou participated in the 2019 Hult Prize Regional Summit held at the Brookhouse International School... Read more
Nationwide search for STEM’s women leaders
This year marks the third edition of Inspiring Fifty South Africa, a non-profit initiative that benchmarks and awards the 50 most inspiring women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). The initiative is based on the belief that “if she can see it, she can be it” and values... Read more
SPU academic researcher appointed to CHE Accreditation Committee
Director for Teaching, Learning and Programme Development, Dr Nhlanhla Mpofu was appointed as a member of the Council of Higher Education (CHE) Accreditation Committee from February 2019 to February 2022.  The Council on Higher Education is responsible for the accreditation of public and private higher education institutions’ learning programmes... Read more
UKZN graduate: Print will live on
University of KwaZulu-Natal Bachelor of Arts Honours graduate, Germaine Cecil conducted a study on print media’s effect on in-store Point of Sale Materials. As someone who works in print media, she is of the view that “there will always be a space for print media even though a lot... Read more
UWC prepares undergrad students for work
Sandiswa Sidelo is a top academic achiever at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). To the outside world it appeared she had it all, but she was struggling. “I was depressed, lonely and stopped believing in myself because of my past failures. My vision was not clear because... Read more