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School of Accountancy graduates achieve exceptional results in SAICA ITC professional exams
Graduates in the University of the Free State School of Accountancy achieved exceptional results in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence (ITC).  The UFS achieved an 81% pass rate in the April ITC exam for first-time writers of the BAcc Honours and PGDip... Read more
Africa Prize announces finalists for continent’s largest engineering innovation award
Female innovators make up three out of four finalists for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, as Gambian and Ivorian-based innovators feature for the first time, alongside Nigeria and South Africa Engineering innovations to tackle inequality in the media industry, provide financial services topeople who have no access to banking,... Read more
Strong Madibaz representation at Tokyo Olympics
With a total of five representatives included in the South African team, Madibaz Sport personnel will be eager to make an impact at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next month. Those who will be travelling to Japan for the world showpiece from July 23 to August 8 are water... Read more
CPUT hopefuls in Miss SA top 30
Two CPUT students are vying for the Miss SA crown – following in the footsteps of alumna Zozibini Tunzi who took the title in 2019 and went on to become Miss Universe. The Miss SA top 30 were recently announced and among the hopefuls are Licalle Isaacs, who is... Read more
UKZN Ranked Top THE Young University in SA
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been listed No. 1 in South Africa and 61st out of the 475 universities world-wide on the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings. A total of 68 countries/regions featured in the 2021 rankings, which list the world’s best universities that are... Read more
Pioneering transplant surgeon appointed as new dean of Medicine and Health Sciences at SU
The pioneering clinician who performed the first HIV-positive-to-positive kidney transplants in the world, Prof Elmi Muller, has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU). Muller, Head of both the Division of General Surgery and the Transplant Unit in... Read more
Henley Africa’s Sol Plaatje scholarship winners announced.
THABISO Thakali has won this year’s Sol Plaatje scholarship to study his MBA at Henley Africa Business School. The Sowetan executive editor was one of the two inaugural winners of the scholarship, along with investigative journalist Pauli van Wyk, when they were selected at the start of 2020. Thakali... Read more
Passion and perseverance pay off for gardener turned-graduate with the help of Kia Konfidence
Hard work, passion and perseverance paid off for gardener-turned-LLB graduate, Robert Maposa, this month when he realised another one of his dreams: owning a car. With the help of multiple generous supporters, who raised more than R80,000 for his first car through a crowdfunding campaign, and the support of... Read more
Henley Africa’s ladder of learning bears fruit for executive education graduates
HENLEY Africa is set for another first – a mid-year graduation in July. There will be 19 virtual ceremonies held between 12 July and 27 July, with most of the 728 graduates coming from executive education programmes, ranging across Henley’s unique ladder of learning, but also including the open... Read more
Prof Francis Petersen re-appointed as UFS Rector and Vice-Chancellor
The Council of the University of the Free State (UFS) unanimously approved the re-appointment of Prof Francis Petersen for a second five-year term as Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the UFS, as from 31 March 2022 to 1 April 2027. The decision was made during Council’s second scheduled meeting for... Read more

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