SciMathUS programme producing top students
The Science and Mathematics at University of Stellenbosch (SciMathUS) programme provides a second opportunity for educationally disadvantaged learners to enter higher education studies in Mathematics, Science and Commerce-related fields. The programme, which turns 20 years old this year, continues to provide academic literacy support as well as mentoring and... Read more
Archaeology is first science department with black staff majority
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Archaeology has marked a major milestone by becoming the first department in the Faculty of Science with a black staff majority. This follows the appointments of alumni Dr Vuyiswa Lupuwana and Dr Yonatan Sahle. Dr Lupuwana and Dr Sahle, an Ethiopian... Read more
Teachers will lead the digital learning revolution in schools
More than 20,000 teachers from around the world will come together on Saturday, the 17th of April to recognise the leading role teachers have played in developing digital and educational solutions to the pandemic crisis at the inaugural T4 Education Teacher Tech Summit. The COVID-19 outbreak sparked the biggest... Read more
WSU commemorates 36 years of medical excellence
The enormous strides and invaluable achievements made by WSU’s health sciences faculty in the educational and medical fraternity over the past 36 years are set to be commemorated in a glitzy affair organized by WSU Convocation set to take place in East London on Saturday 10April. Approximately 120 past... Read more
UFS extraordinary professor appointed to serve in the Constitutional Court
Judge Dhaya Pillay, Extraordinary Professor in the Free State Centre for Human Rights at the University of the Free State (UFS) Faculty of Law, has been appointed an Acting Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Judge Pillay will serve in this capacity in the country’s highest court... Read more
UCT remains a top-10 emerging economy university
The University of Cape Town (UCT) ranks 10th worldwide among universities in countries with emerging economies according to the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings. UCT maintained its position from 2020 and remains the top performing institution from Africa. “UCT is proud to be ranked in the... Read more
Raubenheimer hopes to inspire with SA hockey selection
Madibaz student-athlete Cheneal Raubenheimer hopes her selection for the South African indoor hockey side sets a benchmark to which others in the province and her community will aspire. The 24-year-old will make her debut for the SPAR Proteas at the African Indoor Cup in Durban from April 15 to... Read more
SU honours globally renowned mathematician, Daya Reddy
Stellenbosch University (SU) bestowed an honorary doctorate on globally renowned mathematician Professor Batmanathan Dayanand (Daya) Reddy on Thursday (1 April 2021) at SU’s March graduation. Reddy received the degree Doctor of Science (DSc), honoris causa, at a small physical graduation ceremony for doctoral graduates from the Faculty of Science... Read more
Professor Magnate Ntombela appointed as Principal of MANCOSA
While recognising he has big shoes to fill, the newly appointed principal of MANCOSA, Professor Magnate Ntombela, says he draws strength from the human assets and organisational structures assembled by his predecessor. Professor Ntombela takes over the helm of the private higher education institution from the philanthropist and eminent... Read more
Professor Fulufhelo Nelwamondo appointed new Chief Executive Officer of the NRF
The Board of the National Research Foundation (NRF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Fulufhelo Nelwamondo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NRF from 01 April 2021, for a five-year term. The appointment was made in terms of Section 10 of the NRF Act, following consultation... Read more

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