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MANCOSA donated specialised wheelchair to gold medallist Zanele Situ
South African Paralympic and World Championship gold medallist Ntombizanele (Zanele) Situ is an inspiration to those who shy away from challenges. She participated in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo specialising in the javelin throw. Situ, 50, is a two-time gold medallist at both the Paralympics and the IPC Athletics... Read more
Master’s student overcomes stroke to graduate
In the face of overwhelming odds, Denis Mitole, who suffered a stroke that left him able to type his master’s dissertation using only one hand, is now the proud holder of a master’s degree in Tax from the University of Pretoria (UP). When the Malawian-born academic, who holds a... Read more
Top Academic Achievers in the Era of Online Learning at MANCOSA
Two MANCOSA students share their experiences of online learning and their journey to becoming top academic achievers. Gerhard Harman, 27, is presently employed as a SAICA Article Clerk, a position that he obtained as a result of his studies at MANCOSA.  He has always dreamt of studying Financial Accounting... Read more
Madibaz aim for upward trajectory in Varsity Netball
SPAR Madibaz coach Lana Krige is chasing constant improvement from her young team as they look ahead to the closing stages of the Varsity Netball tournament in Stellenbosch this weekend. With two wins from five matches, the Nelson Mandela University side have collected nine points and will be looking... Read more
Moving the needle for women in the engineering industry
Pushing boundaries in a male-dominated industry, heading the bid & transformation of an engineering powerhouse, Moud Maela is the Group Head of Bid Management and Transformation at GIBB Engineering and Architecture. While her title may be a mouthful, it conveys the breadth and depth of her role in the organization, one... Read more
Appointment of UKZN Academic as World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) Regional Vice
It is with great pleasure that the University of KwaZulu-Natal announces the appointment of Professor Johannes John-Langba as World Federation for Mental Health – Regional Vice President – Africa. Professor Langba currently serves as the Academic Leader of Research and Higher Degrees in the School of Applied Human Sciences... Read more
Ex-Madibaz star eyes further improvement after Kenyan series
Former Madibaz student-athlete Eloise Webb said she would continue to work on her game after returning to action for the Springboks in the two-Test rugby series against Kenya over the past week. After trouncing the East Africans 66-0 in Thursday’s opening encounter, the SA women’s side were given a... Read more
Pope Francis appoints Prof Pearl Sithole to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
Social scientist and Vice-Principal: Academic and Research on the Qwaqwa Campus, Prof Pearl Sithole, was appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences for her stellar work in social sciences.  Academicians are appointed by the Pope on the basis of their competencies in... Read more
Grade 10 student builds fintech platform
Grade 10 student, Ronan Vaz, has launched an open access financial literacy platform to give fellow high schoolers a head-start on managing their money. The Woodlands International College student utilised his skills in IT and web design to build Finnclu, a website that aims to share information about investing,... Read more
New Madibaz captain relishes Varsity Netball adventure
New SPAR Madibaz captain Mothira Mohammad is relishing the opportunity she has been given of leading the team in the forthcoming Varsity Netball tournament. This year’s edition will be played in Stellenbosch at the Coetzenburg Indoor Centre from August 21 to 30. The 22-year-old Mohammad, who grew up in... Read more

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