Fintech students on par with world’s best
A study tour to the US confirmed two things for six Fintech master’s candidates: a burgeoning of disruptive fintech technologies, driven by artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data – and that UCT’s course and students can hold their own globally. “Unforgettable”, “Once in a lifetime experience”, “A series of... Read more
Luigi flies NWU flag high during national pageant
Luigi Mensah (21) has a good reason for starting the new year with a smile on his face and a bounce in his step. Not only will 2019 see him graduating with a degree in Financial Accounting, but also sporting the title of second runner-up in the prestigious Mr... Read more
UniZulu top Media Studies student making Mum proud
Coming from a family of school dropouts could have easily deterred Duduzile Joyful Zuma from pursuing her dream of becoming a media professional, instead, this is the major reason why she invests most of her time in her studies. She reaped the fruits of her hard work at the... Read more
UKZN in prestigious international university ranking
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has done it again; making the cut in yet another prestigious university international ranking list. In the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies Rankings 2019, the University of KwaZulu-Natal made it into the list of 100 best universities in emerging economies; securing 49th place. UKZN was bested by... Read more
SAMS award to young mathematician
Prof Stephan Wagner from Stellenbosch University is the recipient of the South African Mathematical Society’s (SAMS) Award for Research Distinction in 2018. The SAMS award is only made to an individual in South Africa who has made an important research contribution to Mathematics or the application thereof. It is in... Read more
University of Cape Town GSB earns international seal of approval
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) has joined 14 other business schools from around the world to enjoy re-accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), with the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) stamp of approval. Kicking off 2019 on a high note with this international... Read more
Stellenbosch University graduate inspired by Oprah
Years ago, when she was still a child – and queuing in the early hours outside a Soweto clinic for medical attention for her grandmother’s hypertension – Stellenbosch University graduate Boitumelo Theepe made a silent promise to herself that she would be a doctor one day.​  “One of my earliest... Read more
University of Pretoria Law professor awarded prestigious Fulbright Research Grant
The University of Pretoria’s Professor Dire Tladi, a lecturer in the Department of Public Law and a fellow at the Institute for Comparative and International Law in Africa, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Research Grant, and is currently a Global Visiting Professor in Law at the University of California, Irvine.... Read more
UWC celebrates 5 alumni selected to Banyana Banyana
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has proudly produced five players in the recent 26-member Banyana Banyana squad. Recently awarded African Women’s Player of the Year and 2018 African Goal Scorer of the Year, Thembi Kgatlana, who is with Houston Dash in Texas in the United States, tops... Read more
UJ sport scientist relishes her national role
As someone with a passion for sport, University of Johannesburg’s Taren Naidoo is relishing her opportunity to work with some of the top sportswomen in the country. The 31-year-old sports scientist is part of the department at UJ and was last year appointed to work with the national women’s... Read more