DUT paper 3rd at Clemson University Power System Conference
Earning a third place award for an outstanding conference paper at the 17th Clemson University Power System Conference (PSC) is Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Professor and Chair, at the Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Innocent Davidson, and Elutunji Buraimoh, a doctoral student at the Department of Electrical Power... Read more
Yabelana app to benefit communities
Eastern Cape communities do not have to fear that they will be left out in the cold during the 21-day lockdown period announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. All the information they need will be available by downloading an app on their mobile phones. The Yabelana (Xhosa for ‘to share’)... Read more
Leadership: Africa’s Main Disease, writes UJ’s Dr Emmanuel Matambo
​Dr Emmanuel Matambo, a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS), University of Johannesburg,penned an opinion piece published on the News Chronical, 07 March 2020. Africa has one seemingly terminal disease and, no, it is not coronavirus. Bad leadership has been the most formidable impediment to Africa’s... Read more
UWC student wins Good Hope FM Campus competition
There were hundreds of contestants from five different campuses in the Western Cape, but 20-year-old Nkanyezi Sikakane is the one Good Hope FM wanted. Sikakane is a third-year Economics student at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) who fell in love with performing arts as a schoolgirl. The... Read more
VC pays it forward with new scholarship for black women
University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has self-funded a new scholarship and a prize for black South African women studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at postgraduate level at UCT. The aim is to pay it forward and drive transformation at the university and... Read more
Madibaz crowned Super League squash champions
The Madibaz men’s squash team regained a title which had slipped from their grasp in the last two years when they were crowned EP Super League squash champions at Londt Park in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday. Jason le Roux’s side went through their league programme unbeaten, sealing the deal... Read more
Mobile science laboratory to bring science to life for North West learners
On Thursday, 5 March 2020, the Sasol Foundation donated a mobile science laboratory to the North-West University (NWU) that will deliver practical science education to thousands of learners around the North West Province. When fully utilised, this state-of-the-art mobile laboratory is able to serve up to 30 schools per... Read more
Boost for UJ’s plans to establish a medical school
Hopes for a medical school to be established at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently received a boost, with the Gauteng Provincial Government reaffirming its support for the project. MEC of Health, Dr Bandile Masuku, said his first three months in office has allowed the department to gain deeper insights... Read more
Kovsie selected for Banyana Banyana
Whether she takes to the field or not, being part of the senior national women’s soccer team is already an accomplishment, says Nomsa Mathontsi.  The BAdmin student in Economic and Management Sciences has been chosen for the Banyana Banyana squad for the first time. They face Lesotho on Sunday, 8 March... Read more
At a time when companies are desperately seeking computer programming talent, tech education company HyperionDev was proud to host the first of four Cape graduation ceremonies for 2020. Marketing Director of HyperionDev, Dirk Dijkstra says that obtaining skills in programming and computer science means an unrivalled path into a... Read more