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International collaborative research on student entrepreneurship support inspires master’s study
Student entrepreneurship support at South African public universities to mitigate youth unemployment is the focus of a collaborative project between Nelson Mandela University, University of Pretoria, and Ghent University in Belgium. This topic has inspired the Master’s study of Research Assistant in Business Management Riyaad Ismail to graduate cum laude on... Read more
Novel zebrafish research shows green rooibos tea helps to reduce anxiety
A new study conducted on zebrafish has confirmed that the consumption of rooibos tea – and specifically unfermented or green rooibos – helps to reduce anxiety. The beneficial properties of rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis), a uniquely South African product which grows mainly in the Cederberg area of the Western Cape,... Read more
Moira Lekalakala wins NWU Faculty of Theology’s Language competition
Moira Lekalakala, a third-year theology student on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus, was recently announced the winner of the Faculty of Theology’s Language competition. The competition formed part of the faculty’s approach to become more inclusive in terms of the NWU’s multilingual Language Policy, and aimed to involve... Read more
Assisting organisations to better comply with marine and environmental legislation
Protecting our environment and endangered marine life and the immense importance of the ocean, was the reason behind Andrea Govender’s Master’s in Accounting Research, which created environmental awareness from an auditing perspective. She also developed a corporate governance framework for organisations to better comply with marine and environmental legislation.... Read more
Dr Michele Ruiters elected President of Rhodes University Convocation
Rhodes University Alumni have entrusted Dr Michele Ruiters with the role of President of Convocation. She is a senior lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) that is associated with the University of Pretoria. Ruiters teaches human and organisational behaviour courses, diversity, equality and inclusion. She is... Read more
Fundi gives top-performing matriculants in Kimberley a head-start for 2022
The matric results’ announcement saw the class of 2021 celebrating all they had achieved in a particularly tough year. While negotiating both Covid-19 disruptions and unrest in local communities was a reality for many, the smiles and delighted faces across the country told a story of sheer determination, will-power... Read more
Rhodes’ HKE academic named President of Ergonomics Society of South Africa
Lecturer in human kinetics and ergonomics (HKE), Dr Jonathan Davy, has been elected President of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA) for three years, an apt celebration for his decade-long membership of the society. Dr Davy joined ESSA in 2011 as a PhD student. During his earlier years,... Read more
Prof Werner Nel upgraded from C2 to C1 NRF-rated researcher
UFH Physical Geography Professor and well-accomplished Researcher, Werner Nel has been upgraded from a C2 to a C1-Rated Researcher by the National Research Foundation (NRF). Professor Nel’s research focus is on contemporary geomorphology, paleogeography and climate change. His new rating was announced in December 2021, a few months after... Read more
Bridgestone recognised as top employer
Bridgestone Southern Africa (BSAF) has been certified as one of South Africa’s leading companies to work for by the Top Employers Institute, the global authority on recognising excellence in people practices. The tyre manufacturer, measured against 113 companies in South Africa, achieved an overall Top Employer score of almost... Read more
Joburg teen makes it into the Ivy League
Johannesburg matriculant Sazi Bongwe has secured admission to Harvard University for the 2022 academic year, which kicks off in August. The eighteen-year-old, who was Head of School at St. John’s College in 2021, achieved nine distinctions in his final matric exams, with an average of 95.9% – in addition... Read more

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