Two honorary degrees, many qualifications to be awarded at SU March 2021 hybrid graduation
Stellenbosch University (SU) will award 3 350 qualifications during its March 2021 hybrid graduation ceremonies, which is a remarkable feat given the unprecedented challenges students had to face last year. 133 are doctoral qualifications. In addition to the qualifications, the University will also award two honorary doctorates. The recipients... Read more
UP domestic leader in four subjects in 2021 QS World University Rankings
The University of Pretoria (UP) is the domestic leader in the fields of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mathematics, Accounting & Finance, and Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies. This is according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. The rankings, which were released earlier this week, noted that... Read more
A first for SA: Stellenbosch University receives certificate for energy efficient building
Stellenbosch University (SU) received the very first Electrical Performance Certificate (EPC) for any building in South Africa. This is in adherence to the amendment to the National Energy Act of 1998 proclaimed in December 2020 by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy – requiring   building owners to publish... Read more
UKZN Academic wins Nicolás Guillén Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Rozena Maart, academic in the School of Social Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has won the 2021 Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to literature and Philosophy, awarded by the internationally renowned Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA). Batista was a poet of social... Read more
Amazing tutor makes students excellent in ‘difficult’ Statistics
Three Marketing second year students have benefited from the services of Mthokozisi Gumede, an MUT Marketing graduate with a 98% average in Statistics. Mthokozisi assists Siyabonga Makhoba, Ntokozo Qwabe, and Mandisa Mvubu – who are all second year students. There are 1 197 students that Mthokozisi and his fellow tutors... Read more
French knighthood in agriculture for SU wine researcher
The French government has bestowed a ceremonial knighthood, the Chevalier dans l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole (Knight in the Order of Agricultural Merit), upon wine microbiologist Prof Benoit Divol. He is an associate professor in the Department of Viticulture and Oenology and the South African Grape and Wine Research Institute... Read more
University of Pretoria researchers receive prestigious grants for cutting-edge cancer research
Two University of Pretoria (UP) researchers are among nine researchers in South Africa who have received funding grants from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) as part of the Strategic Health Innovation Partnerships (SHIP) programme. The grants are worth approximately R3 million each and are to be used... Read more
Humanities Academic Awarded Prestigious VC Research Award
Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies has been awarded the prestigious UKZN Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements and the international reputation she has earned in her discipline. ‘I am very excited about the award. I would not have made... Read more
Academy taps TUT Art lecturer’s expertise
Yet another honour has befallen the Tshwane University of Technology’s Dr Jan van der Merwe, celebrated artist and lecturer at the Faculty of Arts & Design’s Department of Fine & Studio Arts. Dr van der Merwe has been asked to serve on the esteemed Commission for Visual Arts of... Read more
Thuli Madonsela receives French knighthood
Prof Thuli Madonsela, Chair in Social Justice at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Law, has been appointed as Knight of the Legion of Honour, by French President Emmanuel Macron (Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur). The French Legion of Honour celebrates the accomplishments of distinguished individuals, irrespective of sex, social... Read more

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