From teaching interventions to revolutionary research and the development of isiXhosa reading and teaching material, Xolisa Guzula is a force of change within the South African education landscape. Guzula is a quintessential reader. From an early age, she would devour any book placed in front of her. With the... Read more
Unisa’s Prof Diane Hildebrandt, director of the Material and Process Synthesis Research Unit (MaPS) and Prof Bhekie Mamba, executive dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) and director of the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Unit (NanoWS). The pair were fêted at the NSTF-South32 Awards last night... Read more
Unisa staff member appointed as one of three SARIMA VPs
Ayanda Noma, Unisa’s director of the Innovation and Technology Transfer Directorate (DITT), has not only been appointed—as was recently reported—to the South African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) Board, but he has gone one step further and is now the vice-president for Innovation and Technology Transfer of the association! In... Read more
Every year a number of babies are born in South Africa with genetic defects that prevent their immune systems from developing, and in the most severe cases leaving them totally defenceless against infection. Protected in the womb, they grow into healthy new-born babies until they are exposed to the... Read more
With its unique approach and dedicated team of healthcare workers, the new stroke unit at Tygerberg Hospital is already making great strides in helping to address South Africa’s stroke burden. Research indicates that dedicated care units can assist in optimising stroke care via relatively simple, low-cost methods. Yet in... Read more
Once again, Free State voices rang top at the competition level choral music festival. “We are very proud of these vibrant youngsters who sang their hearts out for CUT,” says Dr Dicks Nkonoane, deputy campus manager and long-time champion of the choir. The Choir swept all the stakes at... Read more
Dr Makutoane to present research on world stage in US
To present a research paper at an international conference of about 10 000 people and where 100 sessions are taking place at the same time is what dreams are made of for an academic. This is no longer a dream for the humble Dr Tshokolo Makutoane who will share his knowledge... Read more
Lifesaving both a sport and a lifestyle for accounting student
Stellenbosch University student Lauren Billson (22) loves the outdoors and while other people might run the other way, this SA lifesaver relishes the challenge of facing sub-10 degree water, massive waves, a flotilla of bluebottles and the possibility of ocean currents. Lauren, who is busy with her honours degree... Read more
A firm grasp of key philosophical concepts is important for prospective teachers if they wish to help address pedagogical and societal challenges in their specific contexts. This is one of the key messages of a new book by Dr Nuraan Davids and Prof Yusef Waghid of the department of... Read more
Wearing the green and gold for the first time at the IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) World Games in 2011. Being selected for the SA World Champs team in 2013. Kicking the conversion as fullback of Paul Roos Gymnasium’s second team to draw the match against Grey College... Read more