Prestigious scholarship awarded to UP engineering student
Molatelo Thebe, a master’s student in metallurgical engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) at the University of Pretoria (UP), has been awarded the Ivan Ogilvie Scholarship by the Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa. The Institute is actively involved... Read more
Dust storm Mars rover mission
 “SPAM One is experiencing major telecommunications problems. We’re not sure if they realise it yet.” Ewan Reid was talking through a microphone. The situation seemed urgent, but Reid was the picture of calm. We were sitting in a makeshift ground control centre in Professor Peter Martinez’s office in the... Read more
2017 SAWIP team returns from Washington DC
The South Africa – Washington International Programme (SAWIP) aims to inspire, develop and support diverse new generations of emerging South African leaders to be active in bringing about social and economic transformation and justice within a sustainable democracy. It entails a seven-month leadership development programme for students, with the focus on... Read more
UKZN graduate selected for international programme
School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (SMIG) alumni Mr Cameron Sookhoo paid tribute to UKZN’s Supply Chain Department for providing him with the inspiration, dedication and motivation needed to pursue his career with confidence. Graduating with an Honours degree in Supply Chain Management, Sookhoo was selected in his final... Read more
UP: A century of academic excellence in theology
On 29 July 2017, as part of its centenary celebrations, the Faculty of Theology, in collaboration with UP Arts, held a concert and a banquet hosted by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), Prof Cheryl de la Rey. Prof David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity (Emeritus) at the... Read more
Gifted Maties receive international scholarships
The future looks bright for two academically gifted Maties who have each been awarded R800 000 to pursue postgraduate studies at an internationally recognised university of their choice. The two recipients, Aphiwe Jikazana, who received the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship, and Farai Mubaiwa, who received the FirstRand Foundation Scholarship,... Read more
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