UP honours young alumni leaders at celebratory luncheon
The University of Pretoria (UP) believes that the education it affords its graduates should provide them with the skills, values and attributes that will not only enable them to fulfil their career aspirations, but also contribute to the life chances of others who do not yet have the opportunities... Read more
7th Annual Standard Bank Rising Stars Awards winner
Sinqobile Nkabinde, 32, who was born and grew up in Isipingo and went to school in Umlazi, KZN, took the honours in the Transport, Logistics and Security category which was held in Johannesburg on Thursday last week. Nkabinde is the chief engineering technician at the Port of East London,... Read more
Rhodes Pharmacy Department students cloaked in professionalism
The Rhodes University Pharmacy Department recently held its annual White Coat Ceremony at Chemistry Major to officially inaugurate 2nd-year students into the world of pharmacy. The ceremony saw students being cloaked in their white coats, after which they recited the Faculty’s Pledge of Professionalism, which outlines the fundamental values... Read more
TUT Deputy Registrar appointed to Tshwane District hospital board
Dr Solly Pooe, the Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Deputy Registrar: Enrolment Planning and Coordination, was appointed as board member of the Tshwane District Hospital until March 2019. Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) of Health and Chancellor of TUT, confirmed his appointment. During his term,... Read more
Bursaries for diligent Humanities students
Four students from the College of Humanities: Ms Nosipho Gabela, Ms Nothando Maphumulo, Ms Samkelisiwe Mkhize and Ms Nobuhle Magadlela, were recently awarded bursaries from the NGO Silibona Educational Trust. The Trust provides financial support and mentoring to students who face economic hardship so that they may complete their Higher... Read more
De Jager one of 13 African scholars awarded AfOx fellowship
Dr Nicola de Jager, a senior lecturer in the Political Science Department, was recently selected as one of 13 African scholars to be awarded the prestigious Africa Oxford Initiative Fellowship (AfOx) from The University of Oxford. De Jager, along with another Stellenbosch University (SU) academic, Dr Tongai Maponga from... Read more
DUT maritime alumnus masters the high seas
Mdletshe was born and bred in Port Shepstone and schooled at St Faiths. “It was quite an experience where I grew up. There was no fear, unlike these days, and everyone was raised by a village,”said Mdletshe. Mdletshe completed matric in 2006, before heading off to the Durban University... Read more
UP academic, students excel in case study competition
University of Pretoria (UP) academic, Dr Melissa van der Merwe and students Jodie Vosloo and Paige Bowen were part of two teams that excelled in a case study competition at the recent International Food and Agribusiness Management Association’s (IFAMA) Conference. Held in Buenos Aires, the competition, now in its... Read more
Three Maties selected as 100 Young Mandelas of the Future
“Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care for and protect our people.” It was with these wise words that former South... Read more
Cuban Trained medical doctors graduation
A total of 57 graduates from the University of Villa Clara in Cuba received their medical degrees at the 9th Cuban Trained Medical Doctors Graduation Ceremony hosted by Stellenbosch University (SU) on behalf of the South African Department of Health in the Endler Hall, Konservatorium (Conservatoire of Music) at Stellenbosch University... Read more