Student wins naming competition
Second-year Education student Corne Conradie scooped the prize for coming up with a winning name for the character featured on the Help2Read project’s logo. Corne, who is also a volunteer for the project, won a R250 book voucher for the innovative name, Nolwazi (Nguni for mother of knowledge). Help2Read is... Read more
Be role models, inspire kids
Hockey Team player Owen Mvimbi stressed the importance for sportsmen and women to become role models and inspire children. “Once we inspire them, they get a little hope that one day they will become somebody in terms of sports. It all starts with a dream, and for all of... Read more
Wits Choir’s tour of Europe a success
The Wits Choir has returned home after a 21 day tour of Europe. “The tour was a resounding success on many fronts. Musically, we did 11 performances and received 11 standing ovations. We brought the music of Africa and South Africa to Europe and they loved it and appreciated... Read more
Three universities win 2017 Barloworld social innovation youth awards
Celebrating emerging young entrepreneurs for entrepreneurial action that improves livelihoods in economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ways Three Enactus University teams came out tops in the 2017 Barloworld Social Innovation Youth Awards (BSIYA). Each team receives prize money as well as support in the form of leadership and entrepreneurship... Read more
To infinity and beyond
The sky isn’t the limit for two master’s students from UCT’s SpaceLab who have been selected for the International Astronautical Federation’s (IAF) 2017 Emerging Space Leaders (ESL) Grant Programme. Ani Vermeulen and Louis Feng, who are both working toward their MPhil in space studies at UCT, are among the... Read more
Rising stars shine

Rising stars shine

Achievers August 3, 2017

Local jazz vocalist Tshepo Tshabalala and Cape Town soprano Palesa Malieloa are the two winners of the second Unisa National Voice Competition in Pretoria. They were victorious after four gruelling live rounds that took place this past week. Each of them takes home R70 000. The second-prize winners are Daniëlla... Read more
UKZN’s paediatrics on international Stage
The UKZN’s paediatric palliative care team under the leadership of Dr Julia Ambler has been involved in discussions around the care of a UK baby, Charlie Gard, with a rare condition. The team has been closely involved with the International Children’s Palliative Care Network and the UK based team... Read more
UWC wins student supercomputer competition with “No Windows”
A team of young students from the University of the Western Cape proved their supercomputing skills when they won the annual Centre for High Power Computing (CHPC) South African Student Cluster Challenge last week (8 December 2016). The UWC Computer Science department collaborated with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)... Read more
The Peermont Hotel School celebrates graduating class of 2017
The school holds its first graduation ceremony following its establishment one year ago The Peermont Hotel School (PHS), a world-class institution dedicated to hospitality training and development, congratulates its graduating class of 2017 – the first group of students to graduate from the school, which was launched just over... Read more
Mnguni, a street art fundi
Sphephelo Mnguni is a young, aspiring South African contemporary artist from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. He recently completed his BTech Degree in Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology in 2016 and graduated this year 2017. Mnguni is mostly known for doing street art but he manipulates an array of... Read more