Women top UCT’s civil engineering honours class
University of Cape Town (UCT) women are making significant strides in civil engineering, where they account for six of the department’s 11 first-class honours students. Thirty percent of the Department of Civil Engineering’s students are women, according to the department’s Professor Mark Zuidgeest, director of undergraduate studies. The six... Read more
Rhodes students win international accolade
Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students were awarded the top position in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system. Team E-Smart, Nobuhle Ndebele, Lindokuhle Nene, Reitumetse Nkhahle and Gauta Matlou participated in the 2019 Hult Prize Regional Summit held at the Brookhouse International School... Read more
Nationwide search for STEM’s women leaders
This year marks the third edition of Inspiring Fifty South Africa, a non-profit initiative that benchmarks and awards the 50 most inspiring women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). The initiative is based on the belief that “if she can see it, she can be it” and values... Read more
SPU academic researcher appointed to CHE Accreditation Committee
Director for Teaching, Learning and Programme Development, Dr Nhlanhla Mpofu was appointed as a member of the Council of Higher Education (CHE) Accreditation Committee from February 2019 to February 2022.  The Council on Higher Education is responsible for the accreditation of public and private higher education institutions’ learning programmes... Read more
UKZN graduate: Print will live on
University of KwaZulu-Natal Bachelor of Arts Honours graduate, Germaine Cecil conducted a study on print media’s effect on in-store Point of Sale Materials. As someone who works in print media, she is of the view that “there will always be a space for print media even though a lot... Read more
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