Stellenbosch University graduate inspired by Oprah
Years ago, when she was still a child – and queuing in the early hours outside a Soweto clinic for medical attention for her grandmother’s hypertension – Stellenbosch University graduate Boitumelo Theepe made a silent promise to herself that she would be a doctor one day.​  “One of my earliest... Read more
University of Pretoria Law professor awarded prestigious Fulbright Research Grant
The University of Pretoria’s Professor Dire Tladi, a lecturer in the Department of Public Law and a fellow at the Institute for Comparative and International Law in Africa, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Research Grant, and is currently a Global Visiting Professor in Law at the University of California, Irvine.... Read more
UWC celebrates 5 alumni selected to Banyana Banyana
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has proudly produced five players in the recent 26-member Banyana Banyana squad. Recently awarded African Women’s Player of the Year and 2018 African Goal Scorer of the Year, Thembi Kgatlana, who is with Houston Dash in Texas in the United States, tops... Read more
UJ sport scientist relishes her national role
As someone with a passion for sport, University of Johannesburg’s Taren Naidoo is relishing her opportunity to work with some of the top sportswomen in the country. The 31-year-old sports scientist is part of the department at UJ and was last year appointed to work with the national women’s... Read more
Durban University of Technology student invited attend 2019 mining indaba
Durban University of Technology (DUT) BTech: Human Resources Management student Ntuthuko Mchunu has made DUT proud by being invited to the 2019 Mining Indaba Young Leaders Day to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 7 February 2019. The 2019 Mining Indaba is an event... Read more
Rhodes Scholarship recipient Nkahiseng flies UFS flag high
Aspiring lawyer and political prodigy, Nkahiseng Ralepeli, will soon join a cohort of Rhodes Scholarship recipients at the University of Oxford in the UK later this year. He completed his LLB at the University of the Free State (UFS) in 2018, and it comes as no surprise that this young achiever has his eyes... Read more
UCT remains top university in Africa
The University of Cape Town (UCT) remains the top university in Africa, holding its position at ninth in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings. For the Emerging Economies Rankings, THE uses the same 13 performance indicators as for their World University Rankings to judge a university’s... Read more
UKZN PhD candidate attends Pan-African Soil Challenge in Ghana
Mr Misheck Musokwa, a PhD candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, recently attended the Pan-African Soil Challenge (PASCAL) High-Performance Computing (HPC) training programme at the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) in Accra, Ghana. PASCAL, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research with training through the ForschungszentrumJülich and... Read more
University of Johannesburg student wins Corobrik regional architecture award
Clay brick is a building material with an ancient history and a bright future – and the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award is part of ongoing investment in the future of construction and design in South Africa. Elao Martin from the University of Johannesburg is the... Read more
YALI graduate brings the oomph into her events
She is only 28 but Chef Bolivia Mabwe, the managing director of Bolivia Events operating as Bolivia Hire and Catering Services (BHCS), has set her sights on conquering not only Zimbabwe but the region and beyond. Driven by the desire to bring the oomph into all events and gatherings,... Read more