SAIPA’s online PE beats COVID constraints
Candidates of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) completed their professional evaluation (PE) on Saturday, 5 December 2020. According to Karl Smith, Senior Education, Training and Membership Manager at the Institute, SAIPA employed online technologies to ensure the evaluation took place as scheduled. “We are proud that... Read more
Student romance leads to two PhDs in one day
There was jubilation all round in the Shange-Juba household when both Dr Nompumelelo Shange and Dr Roderick Juba received their PhD degrees together on the very same day – and both in the Faculty of AgriSciences. Dr Shange received her degree in Food Science, and Dr Juba in Conservation... Read more
UP Information Design students win six medals at Loeries in big win for School of the Arts
The Information Design programme in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria (UP) has won several awards at the 2020 Loeries. Masego Panyane (MP) caught up with course lecturer Kyle Rath (KR) to hear about the award-winning projects, the course and the students. MP:  The work created by the students was part of their... Read more
Three honorary degrees; many qualifications to be awarded at SU’s December 2020 hybrid graduation
In addition to its 5 700 qualifications Stellenbosch University (SU) will award three honorary doctorates during its December 2020 graduation ceremonies. A total of 138 doctorates will be conferred. The recipients of honorary degrees are Ms Nasima Badsha, who helped transform the South African higher education sector; Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim,... Read more
Hundreds to graduate during SMART grad
More than 400 diplomas and degrees will be conferred during the CPUT SMART graduation on 16 December 2020. CPUT will be conferring diplomas and degrees on 440 graduates during our SMART graduation on 16 December 2020. While the Summer Graduation series usually takes place at this time of the year,... Read more
Two prestigious awards for UWC Extraordinary Chemistry Professor
Professor Dudley Shallcross does UWC proud. It is with great pleasure that we recognise two recent achievements of Prof Dudley Shallcross, Professor of Physical Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol in the UK, and Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University... Read more
PhD student develops valuable quality grading system for honeybush tea
Tea lovers recognise a good cup of honeybush tea when they drink it: It has just the right aroma, colour and taste on the palate. But how do you distinguish a high-quality brew of honeybush tea from a mediocre one? And, how do you describe and quantify the differences... Read more
A ‘yes’ to study medicine after eight years and 32 rejections
A first-year medical student from the University of Free State (UFS) is finally on her way to realise her childhood dream of becoming a doctor after having been rejected 32 times in eight years to study medicine. Bianca Vermeulen, who started the MBChB programme in 2020, said she applied... Read more
Designer student wins TWYG Student Award for her sustainable collection
Designing clothing in an environmentally and socio-economically sustainable manner, to change the attitude and behaviour of people, is the aim of Bachelor of Technology Degree (BTech) fourth-year student, Alexandra Van Heerden.  The environmentally-conscious student designer is creating fashion waves and recognition for her sustainable collection, recently winning the TWYG Student Award, which took place... Read more
Panelists at UFS Thought-Leader webinar optimistic about SA post-COVID-19
The South African government must ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge and that the most vulnerable and exposed in the country receive it first. South Africa cannot afford for anyone not to be immunised.  This is according to Ms Zingiswa Losi: President: Congress of South African... Read more

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