FMHS psychiatrist attends Nobel event
Dr Eileen Thomas (35),  a doctoral student in the Department of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been chosen to attend the 68th Nobel Prizewinners’ Event. She is one of only six young South African scientists – all women – who have been honoured in... Read more
Living the legacy—these Unisa CAs are tops in our books
Part of the mission of College of Accounting Sciences (CAS) is to provide an environment where staff members and students can excel. The college is proud to announce that three of its young academic staff members have been nominated to the Top 35-under-35 South African Institute of Chartered Accountants... Read more
Value-added toilet hub wins global sustainability award
Dr Dyllon Randall and his team scooped a global sustainability prize at UNLEASH 2018 with their SaniHive prototype – a self-sustaining toilet hub that recovers value from waste. The innovation has huge potential in urban slums. SaniHive, a modular, fully integrated design, is inspired by the structure of honeycomb,... Read more
Young researcher to jet out to UK
When Mamosa Ngcala jets out to the United Kingdom (UK) on 31 July 2018, she will not only be doing research and improving herself academically at the Durham University, but she will also put yet another feather in the growing research profile cap of the Qwaqwa Campus. “I am looking forward... Read more
UKZN makes Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018 top 100
It is with great honour and pride that we announce that the University of KwaZulu-Natal was named one of the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2018. Ranked number 83, UKZN is the only South African University to feature in the top 100 list. THE is... Read more
Gauteng maths giant set to rise from its slumber
Gauteng schools are gearing to reclaim their reputation as maths whizkids. The learners received this mandate during a maths prize-giving ceremony at Wits University, where they participated in a mathematics competition. More than 800 participants took part in the inaugural Wits Maths Competition targeting learners from Grade 6 to... Read more
UKZN’s award-winning Stand delights at annual Royal Show
Three years in a row, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) has won the Royal Industrial Floating Trophy for Best Display in an individual building at the annual Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg. The College also received a gold medal for its impressive display and the team was commended for its customer... Read more
‘Visionary’ Tshabalala joins Unisa as Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice-Principal of Information and Communication Technology Poppy Tshabalala is excited about becoming a Unisan and humbled by the opportunity. “I’m hard at work with the team transforming ICT to the ‘service provider of choice’, characterised by the best and always available services.” She joins... Read more
Rhodes alumnus awarded partial UNICAF Global Scholarship bursary
Recent Bachelor of Social Science graduate and Rhodes University alumnus Kihara Muchiri, has been awarded a prestigious UNICAF Global Scholarship to undertake a postgraduate degree at the University of Nicosia. Originally from Kenya, Muchiri was determined to further his studies in South Africa, despite having to leave his home... Read more
Fulbright Scholar aims to further catalysis and materials research through scholarship
Dr Mzamo Shozi of the School of Chemistry and Physics has been awarded a scholarship under the Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program (FVRSP). Shozi expressed pride and happiness upon receiving the news, especially after the extensive applications process. The programme will, he says, provide him with the chance to accrue international experience, something... Read more