Kehilwe Nakedi: Commitment, passion and dogged determination
Driven by the reward of seeing the full picture when all the pieces of the puzzle are in place, Kehilwe Nakedi’s path to a PhD in Medical Biochemistry was characterised by “commitment and passion”. It’s no coincidence then that she believes these are vital ingredients of successful science. “Good... Read more
Science Forum SA: Science storytelling in the spotlight
The art of storytelling – telling a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) story in a manner that ordinary citizens will understand – came to the fore on Tuesday when journalists from across Africa discussed science journalism in the fourth industrial revolution. And it was the innovative storytelling of... Read more
Nelson Mandela University summer graduation kicks off
Nearly 2000 Nelson Mandela University graduands are set to be conferred their under- and postgraduate qualifications at the institution’s six summer graduation sessions this week. These include more than 30 doctoral degrees and an honorary doctorate to be awarded to Dr Judy Dlamini – a medical doctor, MBA, Doctor... Read more
University of Cape Town: Envisioning a bright future
Rising University of Cape Town (UCT) academic Mochelo Lefoka grew up in the small village of Makgodu in Limpopo, with his grandparents as his strength and inspiration. They instilled in him a sense of pride in his work and an understanding of the opportunities education could bring. Fast-forward to... Read more
Wits human rights lawyer to be knighted
Professor Bonita Meyersfeld is being honoured for her efforts to promote human rights and fight gender-based violence. Meyersfeld, a human rights lawyer, activist and academic at Wits University, has been named a Knight of the National Order of Merit by the President of France in recognition of her work... Read more
From till packer to medical doctor
Xolani Hadebe (27) will graduate with the degree MB ChB (Medicine) today, 11 December 2018. After completing matric at his rural school in Piet Retief, Xolani says he had his heart set on becoming a doctor even though he had no idea how tough getting there was going to... Read more
South African students win R50,000 in the Universities Business Challenge
The Overlings from Mangosuthu University of Technology are the 2018 winners of Cognity Advisory’s Universities Business Challenge (UBC), sponsored by General Electric (GE). The winning team of four students are walking away with R50,000 to turn their business idea into reality. Launched in July this year, the UBC has... Read more
SU walks away with 33 Mace Excellence Awards
Stellenbosch University (SU) was once again rewarded for excellence at the annual Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) congress awards ceremony held at Nitida Wine Farm in Durbanville on 29 November. SU received a total of 33 awards. SU’s Corporate Communications Division (CCD), which submitted 32 entries, won... Read more
Record number of degrees to be awarded at SU’s December graduation ceremonies
Stellenbosch University (SU) will again award a record number of degrees at its December 2018 graduation ceremonies – 5769 compared to 5720 in December 2017 and 5300 in 2016. There is also an increase in the number of doctorates 149 and master’s degrees 546. Eight ceremonies are to be... Read more
South African learners celebrated at 2018 National Youth Entrepreneurship Awards
Senior Private and Public sector stakeholders, and young entrepreneurs from across South Africa gathered at a glittering celebration of the 2018 Step Up 2 A Start Up National Youth Entrepreneurship Awards, held last night at the Southern Sun Arcadia in Pretoria.  The Awards evening was the culmination of a... Read more