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
NMMU academic excellence recognised by world OEM
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) continues to honour top achievers at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) by sponsoring the annual Ford Premier Award, as it has done since 2001. Master’s Degree graduate Yonela Dube (30) was presented with the Ford Premier Award at the university’s academic... Read more
New learning frontiers open up with international scholarships
A number of young South Africans have been able to embark on a life-changing travel and learning opportunity after receiving NSF scholarships to study in China. All have expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to realise their dreams and to experience a different culture and global perspective. With the... Read more
Feisty UKZN lecturer secures PhD in agricultural engineering
UKZN lecturer Dr Alaika Kassim, who graduated with a PhD in Agricultural Engineering, is extremely passionate about her research. The aim of her PhD study was to develop a small-scale in-field integrated post-harvest citrus treatment unit for kumquat fruit to alleviate green and blue mould. The unit condenses the processes... Read more
GSB and the struggling artist myth
The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) Business Acumen for Artists programme, the only short course of its kind in South Africa, offers creative professionals a practical guide to mastering essential business skills and helps them to create sustainable businesses around their creative talent. If you don’t believe that... Read more
Setting an example to #DefineTomorrow
Being the firstborn in a family of seven children comes with great responsibility, says Unisa professor, Mpho Ngoepe. “The greatest is to always set a good example to the siblings in every sphere of life, as the Northern Sotho adage says, moo go gatilego hlako ya pele le ya morago... Read more
UKZN Boasts Youngest Dean in South Africa
At age 34, Professor Thabo Msibi of the College of Humanities is the youngest Dean in South Africa. Msibi was recently appointed the Dean and Head of the School of Education at UKZN. Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana congratulated Msibi saying, ‘His appointment aptly coincides with our Department’s clarion call... Read more
75-year-old UFS student follows her dreams
“It does not matter how old you are, it is all about where God wants to use you, and I believe that this is where He wants me now.” These were the words of 75-year-old Dr Hanneke Meyer, who recently graduated from the University of the Free State. She completed her... Read more
Dancing to the beat let visually impaired TUT student steal the show at dance-off competition
Being blind doesn’t mean that I can’t exercise.” This attitude has just enabled a visually impaired student, Rebone Mogale, to steal stole the show at the annual arts and cultural dance-off that took place at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Primary Education at the Soshanguve North Campus.... Read more
Olwethu Waka: Finding success against all odds
Success is no accident, says Pele, arguably the world’s all-time best footballer. He was so good, he could have played for the glorious Orlando Pirates football club. Pele, however, doesn’t tell us what success is. He also does not offer ideas about the recipe for success. So that is... Read more