UKZN professor publishes new book
Making Sense of Research (Van Schaik, 2018) is the title of a new book published by UKZN Emeritus Professor Keyan Tomaselli of the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) in the School of Applied Human Sciences. Five years in the making, Tomaselli compiled 32 chapters and 13 modules... Read more
Blockchain hackathon winners
Blockchain technology isn’t just about trading cryptocurrencies – it can make everyday life better. The winners at Unlock the Block – the continent’s largest blockchain hackathon – proved this, delivering solutions that can facilitate cattle trading, improve governance in companies and more. Unlock the Block was hosted by Linum Labs and the African... Read more
Eastern Cape matric walks the long road to his dream job
Eastern Cape matriculant Lutho Jimana did not let his long daily walk to school, his overcrowded home where it was difficult to study, nor financial constraints due to his mother’s unemployment get in the way of studying towards his childhood dream job. This month Lutho began his studies at Rhodes... Read more
Kwena is proof that Unisa develops top talent in SA
“I had to do something about my situation even if it meant taking a career risk.”   —Kwena Molokomme Unisans are often faced with the challenge of making tough career decisions and, in some instances, taking risks. One example is Kwena Molokomme, a former Unisan who resigned from a permanent position to take... Read more
Young doctors advance healthcare access in Umlazi
Most young doctors prefer establishing their Medical practices in busy city centres or shopping malls, however, this has not been the case with Dr Siphesihle Dlamini (27) and his business partner Dr Langelihle Ngubane (37). The young general practitioners have recently opened their joint medical practice in Umlazi township,... Read more
Double honour for PhD student
A University of Pretoria PhD (Political Science) student Dikeledi Mokoena was recently recognised by the Most Influential Young South Africans initiative, and the Africa Youth Awards for her work on pan-Africanism and integration among young people on the continent. She was ranked 33rd out of 100 people in the... Read more
Alumni take flight in When Swallows Cry
Two UCT alumni star in a poignant exploration of migration and dislocation in When Swallows Cry, the new piece penned by celebrated playwright and UCT Honorary Professor of Drama Mike van Graan. Martin Kintu performs alongside fellow alumnus Kai Luke Brümmer in this hard-hitting trilogy of playlets, which explore the complexities of... Read more
SU partners with Sanford Health to fight FASD
  Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences’ (FMHS) Department of Psychiatry has received an endowment from Sanford Health for a research fellowship in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The endowment was announced during a Sanford Health delegation’s recent visit to the FMHS at Stellenbosch University. Sanford... Read more
Leading innovators get selected for a trip to Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK
Starting from left: Xolani Mthetwa B-Tech student and Tumisang Manyaapelo National Diploma   Of the 15 interns of the Merseta programme, two will be taking part in an exciting programme that could change their lives. Tumisang Manyaapelo, who has a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Xolani Mthethwa, who... Read more
Ovation for TUT alumna who wins prominent music competition
Within only two years of completing her degree, a B Tech: Vocal Art Performance at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Cecilia Rangwanasha (24) this weekend became the first South African classical singer to win the prestigious 6th Unisa International Voice competition. She received prize money of R200 000.... Read more