Three NSTF Award nominees for Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Health Sciences has three staff members who are accepted nominees in the highly acclaimed National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards 2017/2018. These annual awards, presented in partnership with mining company, South 32, are referred to as the ‘Science Oscars’ of South Africa... Read more
Decade long journey to Doctorate
Hard work paid off for Kerryn Taylor who received a PhD in molecular biology. ‘Graduating is a huge achievement and acknowledgement that all my hard work was worth it’, said Taylor. She said it was a long and arduous journey, during which time she kept her eye on the... Read more
UP law students placed fifth in Olympic Games of legal education
The TuksLaw team was placed fifth overall in the recent Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, hosted in Washington D.C. The competition is the largest and most prestigious Moot Court Competition in the world, and the most direct way in which law faculties’ students measure their strength against... Read more
First-year Achievement Awards
The Vice-Rector Learning and Teaching, Prof Arnold Schoonwinkel, hosted the First-Year Achievement Awards event for the top achieving first-year students of 2017. The event also highlights the role that the lecturer plays in these achievements. The event was held at Lord Neethlingshof wine farm on Wednesday, 11 April 2018.... Read more
SU researchers receive prestigious Fogarty awards
Two Stellenbosch University (SU) researchers have been awarded funding through the US National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Centre – an honour that is bestowed on only eight health leaders from across the globe every year. Thanks to the Emerging Global Leader (K43) Award, Drs Angela Dramowski and Amy Slogrove... Read more
Overcoming great obstacles to graduate with a PhD in Education
Accounting lecturer Dr Anita Hiralaal, is all smiles after receiving her PhD in Education (Teacher Development Studies) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Hiralaal overcame great obstacles to graduate. During her time as a doctoral student, she experienced major life challenges. In 2011, she suffered the loss of her husband... Read more
Graduate, Dr Sphumelele Ndlovu shares his inspiring story
Dr Sphumelele Ndlovu graduated with a PhD in Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) last night, 18 April 2018. The young graduate, who had his start in UKZN’s Science Foundation Programme (SFP), wrote a book called Aiming for the Stars about his upbringing, hardships and academic journey. Ndlovu... Read more
Master of science applied mathematics student, Mr Njabulo Mkhize, was filled with mixed emotions when he graduated with a cum laude. Mkhize tackled the General Relativity (GR) field under Applied Mathematics. His research involved finding new exact solutions to the isotropic trace-free Einstein field equations, thus, contributing to the... Read more
A Solar Eclipse and an empty packet of chips
Mdlalose a summa cum laude when he graduated with a bachelor of science in applied mathematics and physics, majoring in astrophysics. Mdlalose fondly recalled how as a young boy he used an empty packet of chips as a filter to view a solar eclipse. After completing matric at Sukuma... Read more
Trueman Goba to receive Honorary Doctorate at UKZN
Mr Trueman Tandabantu Goba, the founder member of one of the world’s largest international Civil Engineering Consultancies, Hatch Goba, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Goba has made a significant contribution to engineering leadership and mentoring in the design... Read more