Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola receives international prize for Human Rights
Ms Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola, Director of the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University, is one of 15 recipients worldwide of the 2018 Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. The Foreign Ministers of Germany and France, made the announcement yesterday (21 November 2018). This is... Read more
University of Cape Town VC’s first 100 days in office
One hundred days into her five-year term of office as vice-chancellor (VC) of Africa’s leading university, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has experienced the highs and lows that reflect the challenges of a transforming, research-intensive institution in the 21st century. In her first weeks in July, Phakeng held scores of meetings with... Read more
Physics student scoops two awards
Scott Cameron, a postgraduate student in Physics, is the recipient of both the Meiring Naudé medal for the best BScHons student in Physics as well as the Dean’s Medal for the best BSc-student in the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University. Scott, who matriculated from the Heartwell Private School in Johannesburg, says... Read more
UKZN student becomes KZN’s first African neurologist
Having completed his registrar training at UKZN, Dr Mahlubonke Dlwati, is KwaZulu-Natal’s first African neurologist. Born and raised in All Saints in the rural outskirts of Engcobo in the Eastern Cape, Dlwati is currently based in the Neurology Department at Grey’s hospital in Pietermaritzburg. Speaking about his accomplishment, Dlwati... Read more
University of Pretoria academic appointed to FIGO board
Professor Priya Soma-Pillay of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was recently elected to serve on the executive board of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). The organisation has member societies in 136 countries, with 26 countries represented on the executive board. FIGO is... Read more
University of Cape Town still tops in Africa
The University of Cape Town (UCT) held its position as the top university in Africa in the 2019 Best Global Universities Rankings, ahead of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Globally, UCT continues to skirt the top 100 – the university is ranked 114th in the... Read more
UKZN gains One Young World Ambassador
UKZN student, Mr Kwazini Zulu, can now add the title of One Young World Ambassador to his list of accolades. The former Enactus President – who is a Marketing and Supply Chain postgraduate student in the College of Law and Management Studies – is also a freelance leadership and... Read more
Rhodes University student recognised for paper on nakedness as political resistance
Gcotyelwa Jimlongo, a Rhodes University Political and International Studies post-graduate student won Best Honours Essay at the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) conference held in October. Jimlongo described the three-day conference as a golden opportunity where she met some of her favourite scholars. “All the people I’ve... Read more
University of Cape Town: Double award in national Three Minute Thesis competition
Doctoral candidate Rene Nsanzubuhoro has developed a novel device that can be used to assess the extent of leaks in sections of water pipeline and other fluid-pipeline systems, without the need for costly and invasive efforts. A combination of inspiration and passion brought him to this point, including his... Read more
Nelson Mandela University: Human Origins inspired student architecture
An exhibition of Mandela University‘s second-year Architecture students on “Architectural Engagements with our Human Origins” is currently on display at Werk Workshop in Alabaster Street, Baakens Valley. This collaborative project consists of design proposals for an Interpretation Centre at the Point Discovery Centre (in collaboration with the Point Discovery... Read more