Making a difference one chess piece at a time
Daniel Asiwe, a North-West University (NWU) final-year industrial psychology and labour relations student, recently hosted a successful online chess tournament for a great cause. The chess tournament aimed to create awareness about women and children who do not have the means to purchase sanitary products, and attracted players from... Read more
Visually-impaired student sticks to her vision
Conchitta Jacobs who has been awarded the National Diploma: Electrical Engineering: Power Systems Cum Laude during today’s inaugural digital graduation ceremony, was once devastated and thought that her career was over when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. Retinitis pigmentosa is a rare, inherited degenerative eye disease that causes severe... Read more
Madonsela and colleagues unpack De Beer judgement
key message distilled from the judgement is the Government’s duty to undertake a human rights impact assessment which includes an equality assessment before it implements any law or policy. clear message was the need for the government to only exercise power given to it and to do so only... Read more
COVID-19: Digitising ICU improves patient care while protecting healthcare staff
new digital system will capture patient and specialist data through the use of cameras, tablet computers, and voice and electronic notes onto a central database that will enable specialists to monitor patients remotely positive spin-off of installing cameras at COVID-19 ICU beds is that it could potentially facilitate video... Read more
UKZN Student hosts podcast called Unravel
The University of KwaZulu-Natal`s (UKZN) Drama and Media studies student Ms Nokuthula Khwela hosts her own podcast called Unravel on Spotify and Captive FM that aims at addressing societal challenges that she feels is constantly swept under the rug. Since being on the airwaves in just over two weeks,... Read more
WSU students study Portuguese Youtube & build machine for rural agriculture
Four WSU National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering students will effectively re-imagine subsistence living and agri-business for rural Eastern Cape communities through their Corn Sheller machine design that can shell corn kernels in minutes.  A corn sheller is a piece of machinery used to remove corn from a cob for human consumption... Read more
Young entrepreneur elevates Mpumalanga poultry industry from the ground up
At 30-years-old, Khethiwe Promise Maseko is already on the path to building one of the biggest chicken farming operations in her hometown of Ekangala in Mpumalanga. Through the Sasol I AM PRENEUR Programme, Maseko has combined her unshakeable drive for success with a keen eye for opportunity to establish... Read more
IITPSA awards a UP all-girls BCom Informatics project team
A team of final year BCom Informatics students at the University of Pretoria has won a Women in IT award sponsored by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) for an outstanding final year project. The new IITPSA Women in IT award is intended to boost the... Read more
Biodx’s Process Engineer talks the science of her dream job
At 26-years-old, process engineer, Phola Kula has made a habit of overachieving in life. After successfully completing her chemical engineering degree at the University of Johannesburg – one of the toughest degrees around – Phola found the perfect match at just 22 when she applied for a job at... Read more
UCT student entrepreneurs in regional competition
It was game on as budding University of Cape Town (UCT) student entrepreneurs went head to head during the internal round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition, which took place between 25 and 29 May, sending eight participants to the regional leg of the competition. UCT’s top student entrepreneurs will battle... Read more

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