University of Cape Town master’s student in Silicon Valley
As one of five South African emerging leaders on the TechWomen programme, an initiative of the United States Department of States’ Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, University of Cape Town (UCT) master’s student Wiebke Toussaint was invited to visit Silicon Valley, the tech mecca of the world. Aimed at... Read more
Onwards and upwards for SA’s head of e-mobility
From small beginnings working alongside his father in the automotive industry, Hiten Parmar is now leading the automotive technology landscape in South Africa. Parmar’s fascination with electronics inspired his studies in electrical engineering at Nelson Mandela University, paving the way towards his position as director of South Africa’s national... Read more
Rhodes student a poetry ‘bright star
Third year Bachelor of Music student, Asakhe Cuntsulana recently published his debut anthology, Ikhwezi Eliqaqambileyo. After completing the Via Afrika WritePublishRead online course, 21-year old Cuntsulana gracefully adds ‘self-published author’ to his biography. Cuntsulana attributes his love for isiXhosa to his upbringing in the small village of Qwaninga, Eastern Cape, where he... Read more
UCT excels to win both the Greenovate Property and Engineering Awards 2018
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has won the Greenovate Property Award 2018 and the Greenovate Engineering Award 2018, taking top place in both streams of the prestigious Greenovate Awards. This is the second year in a row that UCT has taken top honours in both Awards, demonstrating continued... Read more
Ciucci bursaries turn dreams into reachable goals
A bursary is the equivalent of a key – instrumental in unlocking students’ potential and enabling them to achieve the goals they have set themselves. This is especially true for Kelly Turner from Strandfontein and Thembalethu Seyisi from Uitenhage, the first recipients of the Ciucci bursaries awarded by the... Read more
Unisa wins award for green building
The winning way is the Unisan way and Facilities Management from the Department of University Estates went for gold when it won the Higher Education Facilities Management Association (HEFMA) renewable energy award at the 2018 conference held at the end of October at the University of Namibia. HEFMA is... Read more
Solomon Mudege: From football to FIFA HQ
Rising Star awardee and proud Nelson Mandela University alumnus, Zimbabwean-born Solomon Mudege certainly lives up to the award in the 13 years since he first graduated with BCom HMS: Sport & Recreation in 2005, to promotion to FIFA Senior Development Manager, which he achieved earlier in 2018. Mudege is... Read more
Stellenbosch University: ‘Town & Gown’ conference a first for South Africa
In what is probably a first for South Africa, Stellenbosch University (SU) will host a conference that brings together a group of universities from small cities and towns, similar to Stellenbosch, to discuss matters related to meaningful campus and city partnerships. The two day “Town and Gown Conference” forms... Read more
VC welcomes Young Global Leaders
The University of Cape Town (UCT) and other South Africa universities are seeking ways to change teaching, research and learning methods in a bid to address an education system many young people see as perpetuating poverty, inequality and unemployment in the country, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng told 35 Young Global... Read more
University of Free State student’s travels inspire Corobrik award
Creativity and innovation go hand in hand – and recognising excellence in design comes naturally to Corobrik which is leading the way when it comes to investing in technology that will have a massive impact on South Africa’s future built environment. Musa Shangase, Corobrik Commercial Director said that he... Read more