UWC prepares undergrad students for work
Sandiswa Sidelo is a top academic achiever at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). To the outside world it appeared she had it all, but she was struggling. “I was depressed, lonely and stopped believing in myself because of my past failures. My vision was not clear because... Read more
Prof Emerita Hilary Janks: A life invested in language and literacy education
Multi-award winning Education Professor Emerita, Hilary Janks, reflects on language and power, and offers insight into the poor literacy levels in South Africa. Janks, has spent nearly 40 years teaching those who have the most impact on society – teachers. Her work in the field of language, literacy and... Read more
DUT Prof awarded the SANEA and the Energy Globe National Awards
The Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) Professor Ian Lazarus is a passionate energy driver who is no stranger to winning accolades both nationally and globally, and was recently awarded the SANEA (South African National Energy Award) and the Energy Globe National Award.   He (Prof Lazarus) is the Head... Read more
UKZN Humanities Academic appointed on Panel of Experts on Transport
Ms Londeka Ngubane, of the School of Applied Human Sciences, was recently appointed by the Minister of Transport Dr Blade Nzimande to serve on a Panel of Experts in relation to Transport that he will be launching soon. Said Nzimande, ‘I am pleased about the expertise Londeka brings to... Read more
UKZN Architecture students scoop awards in design competition
Third year UKZN architecture students Ms Katelyn Gopaul and Mr Kreolin Naicker recently scooped first and second place at the inaugural D’Urban Rise Inner City School Architectural Competition winning R10 000 and R5 000 respectively at the Durban ICC. The competition was created by Women’s Property Network (WPN) with collaboration from... Read more
Two Rhodians named among most influential young South Africans
Associate Head of Rhodes University’s Creative Writing Programme Dr Hleze Kunju, and alumna Lefatshe Moagi, have both been named as finalists for Avance Media’s prestigious 100 Most Influential Young South Africans in the Personal Development and Academia category. Done in partnership with 1000 African Voices and VIPI State (Avenva),... Read more
Dr Audrey Msimanga appointed SPU head of School of Education
Dr Audrey Msimanga has been appointed as the new Head of the SPU School of Education. She holds a PhD in Science Education from the University of the Witwatersrand as well as an MSc in Zoology; BSc Hons in Biological Science and a BSc in General Botany and Zoology. Her... Read more
SACDA appoints UKZN SAEF Dean as Vice-Chairperson
The Dean and Head of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance in the College of Law and Management Studies, Professor Mabutho Sibanda, has been appointed as Vice-Chairperson of the South African Commerce Dean’s Association (SACDA). SACDA is a networking body that brings together deans of commerce from all... Read more
Top Free State matric achievers celebrated at Star of Stars Awards
The Star of Stars Awards is a spectacular annual event that recognises and celebrates excellence among Grade 12 learners from Quintile 1-3 schools in the Xhariep, Motheo and Lejweleputswa regions of the Free State province. The office of Student Recruitment Services held the award ceremony on 2 February 2019, at the... Read more
Future economists set to impress at Budget Speech
Winners of the Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech student competition will be announced next Wednesday after the Minister of Finance delivers the 2019 Budget. Five Wits students are among 10 finalists in the postgraduate category of the competition, which attracts entries from visionary economics students across the country.... Read more