All-woman UCT team wins tech competition
A four-Woman team from the University of Cape Town’s Department of Information Systems has scooped the first prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to Silicon Valley in the USA in a 48-hour programming challenge held in Johannesburg over the weekend. During the GirlCode Hackathon, the honours students in team Ruby... Read more
WSU lecturer scoops visual arts prize
WSU Arts lecturer and born creative Sonwabiso Ngcai recently added a runner up certificate from the Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) Awards to his list of accolades. Born in a village town called Ngqeleni near Mthatha, Ngcai has always been surrounded by the arts alongside his twin brother Monwabisi, whom... Read more
Former University of Fort Hare senior lecturer excels
Dr Oksana Myronovych, a former University of Fort Hare senior lecturer has been promoted to Associate Professor of Practice at the NDSU Computer Science Department. Having worked far and wide, before joining NDSU, Myronovych worked as a lecturer and an assistant director at the Sultan Qaboos University in the... Read more
Abracadabra! Thea waves her magic (design) wand
“Being a book designer, or any designer for that matter, is a daily struggle against chaos. Although it sounds a bit Sci-Fi-ish, we actually spend our days rearranging images and text to create order and beauty. I think that design is such an integral part of daily life in... Read more
Vega students race the clock to design the new NCPD logo
How do you bring out the best in budding design geniuses? It’s simple, really: get them to design a new logo for the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) – and give them only 12 hours to come up with the goods. The 77-year-old council changed... Read more
From humble beginnings to graduating from Harvard
A top academic achiever, Kika received numerous awards and scholarships during studies for his LLB degree which he received summa cum laude from UKZN. These included the 2014 Distinguished Student Award; the Mandela-Rhodes Scholarship; the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship in 2012 and 2013; the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society Prize for best LLB student (2014); UKZN... Read more
Kovsies Wayde van Niekerk shows his star qualities on track
On Tuesday night, the University of the Free State athlete, Wayde van Niekerk, showed off his devastating form by taking the 400m gold at the IAAF meeting in London. The athlete, which run the race in 43.98 seconds, has been touted by Usain Bolt as his most likely successor... Read more
Women take lion’s share in M&G’s top SA people ranking
The Mail & Guardian newspaper’s 2017 top 200 South African listing was the hotly contested race with women taking the ultimate honours. Women took a whopping 103 of the 200 reader nominations in the 11 categories. The listing, which has been published since 2006, provides insight to the important... Read more
Celebrating excellent women at False Bay TVET college
False Bay TVET College education and training department recently acknowledged the professional performance of its academic staff. The primary basis for the awards was the College’s outstanding achievements in the 2016 Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) external examinations as measured against the college’s own annual performance plan... Read more
Celebrating women – Dr Ronel Retief
Dr Ronel Retief is a trailblazer. At the start of this year, she officially took up the role of Registrar at Stellenbosch University (SU), making her the first female to hold this key position at the institution. Retief boasts an excellent academic record, extensive experience and plays a key role... Read more