IsiZulu Sami Nawe deepens appreciation for language
IsiZulu language learners and educators now have an updated reference book to help them get a proper grasp of the language. IsiZulu Sami Nawe, the first post-democracy isiZulu reference book will be launched tomorrow, Thursday 18 October 2018, at the Wits School of Education. The last reference book of this nature... Read more
University of Pretoria academic becomes first African elected to ISME board
Dr Thulani Makhalanyane, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Pretoria, has recently been elected to the board of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME). The board currently has 12 directors from the USA, Europe, South America, and Australia. At 34... Read more
UK & USA Vice-Chancellors among recipients of Stellenbosch University honorary degrees
Current and former vice-chancellors of three leading universities in the UK and the USA are among the latest group of recipients of honorary degrees from Stellenbosch University. The world’s premier postcolonial literary theorist, the president of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), a world-renowned mathematical scientist, an outstanding South... Read more
Nelson Mandela University: Vision drives Sandile
True success is determined by the number of lives you change.” These are words that postgraduate economics student and entrepreneur Sandile Mjamba lives by – and his will to succeed is largely driven through his endeavours to create the space for youth entrepreneurship development. The soon to be 25-year-old Nelson... Read more
TUT confers honorary doctorate on activist and struggle stalwart, Tlou Cholo
Tlou Cholo, labour activist and struggle stalwart, today received recognition for a lifetime dedicated to the fight for justice and social accountability. The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) awarded the highest academic accolade, an honorary doctorate (Doctor Technologiae Honoris Causa), to Cholo at its Spring Graduation ceremony at the... Read more
Zane Ngwenya is selected to compete in an international fashion competition in China
Her love for fashion designing will now see the dynamic 22–year old Zane Ngwenya showcasing at the International Youth Designer Competition in Beijing, China, which takes place at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) from 18 to the 20 October 2018. The Durban University of Technology (DUT) fashion... Read more
Four new Fellows for UCT
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) annual College of Fellows event on Wednesday 10 October saw citations for four new Fellows and six Young Researcher awards. The event, at the Smuts Dining Hall, was hosted by Vice-Chancellor Mamogkethi Phakeng, who also delivered the welcome address and introduced her chosen word:... Read more
Self-Titled: A ticket for Africa‘s artistic talent to shine
Rhodes University student, Philiswa Lila has won this year’s Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award. In her second-year of Masters in Art History (forms part of the SARChl research – The Geopolitics of Africa), her research focuses on questioning the role of ritual as a mediums of physicality and spirituality... Read more
GIBS stays on as Africas top Executive MBA provider
The UK Financial Times has released its list of the world’s top 100 Executive MBA (EMBA) programmes and the University of Pretorias Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has moved up 20 places to 67th spot, cementing its position as Africas top EMBA provider. This is the sixth year... Read more
UJ Accelerator 4.0 – leading the pack in accelerating student entrepreneurs
From 13 to 15 August 2018, the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) hosted a UJ Student Entrepreneurship Week. The three-day programme featured topics ranging from problem-solving skills, business model generation tools, the power of persuasion, and social entrepreneurship – some of the necessary elements in... Read more