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Oppenheimer research grant shortlist announced
The Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer research grant shortlist has been announced: Dr Lova Marline (right) from Madagascar is shortlisted for the award for her proposal on Bioindicators of biodiversity, air quality and climate change: leveraging non-charismatic groups, bryophytes and lichens, in the tropical Afro-Malagasy Region. Dr Matthew Burnett from Pietermaritzburg... Read more
NRF awards SA’s top researchers, scientists for 2023
The 2023 National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards honoured some of the country’s high-achieving researchers and scientists at a prestigious ceremony held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal last night (31 August 2023). This year, the awards were held under the theme Celebrating 20 years of the SKA Project in South Africa.  The... Read more
Intern joins Jeffreys Bay wind farm
More than 90 young students have leapt to complete their studies to kick off their careers through the national Globeleq South Africa’s internship programme, which was created to develop young technical staff for the renewable energy industry in 2015.   One of this year’s cohort, S’nenhlanhla Phakathi,  a Bachelor... Read more
Vuyolwethu Badi: From humble beginning to industry leader
Vuyolwethu Badi, a seasoned Professional Quantity Surveyor with over 16 years of experience in the South African Built Environment, is making a significant impact in the industry.  As a Director and Shareholder at RLB, a prominent global cost consultancy firm, her journey to success has been marked by determination,... Read more
Dr Edward Nkadimeng recognised as a leading innovator
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is pleased to announce that Dr Edward Nkadimeng has been recognised as a Leading Innovator in Technology and Innovation by the Mail and Guardian in its 200 Young South Africans initiative for 2023. This highlights Dr Nkadimeng’s contributions and remarkable achievements in advancing technology... Read more
UKZN master’s graduate with cerebral palsy explores human trafficking
Nkululeko Muthwa, who uses a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy, was thrilled to graduate with his Masters’s in Social Sciences for his research that looks at South Africa’s ability to combat human trafficking. Due to his physical impairment, Muthwa required full-time assistance at his residence on campus. Muthwa’s mother Tina... Read more
A small-town UFS student with a big dream
Hailing from the small town of Olifantshoek, Machalline Diergaardt, a recent graduate and a beneficiary of the REISA Solar scholarship programme has dedicated herself to becoming a qualified teacher in order to give back to her community. Driven by a passion for education and a strong desire to positively... Read more
Youth entrepreneurship programme celebrates 2023 Innovator Trust graduates
Celebrations were in full throng this Youth Month as fifty young South Africans from across the country were announced as graduates of the 2023 Innovator Trust Youth Entrepreneurship Programme. The graduation was held through an online, virtual ceremony earlier this month.  More popularly known as YEP, the Innovator Trust... Read more
Regent Business School celebrates graduates’ success
Regent Business School, a leading private provider of higher education, held its highly anticipated Gauteng graduation ceremony on Saturday, 24 June 2023 with the KZN region’s graduation scheduled to take place on Saturday, 15 July 2023.  The events collectively mark a significant milestone in the lives of over 2000... Read more
Another international award for UFS mathematician
 Prof Abdon Atangana, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Institute for Groundwater Studies (IGS) at the University of the Free State (UFS), was one of five young scientists who was awarded the first UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize for the Promotion of Young Scientists in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The ceremony took... Read more

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