Schneider electric exposes its students to the industry
Twenty-four Schneider Electric students were given the opportunity to visit Lethabo Power Station this quarter. To see what electrical and civil engineers do, how electricity is generated, the different boilers, the control rooms and everything else available and is done in the plant to basically get a feel for... Read more
Young language Einstein set for Europe
German, French, English and even Latin are just a few of the languages known by Kovsies’ own language guru, Willem Carel Brink. This arty junior lecturer and 2015 senate and dean’s medal recipient at the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French at the University of the Free State (UFS)... Read more
Heart-valve studies receive international recognition
Three heart-valve studies which have been developed at the Robert WM Frater Cardiovascular Research Centre at the School of Medicine at the University of the Free State (UFS) were recently presented in Monte Carlo at the conference of the prestigious global Heart Valve Society (HVS). These studies are all headed by Prof Francis Smit,... Read more
CPUT Students off to Norway
Three bright CPUT students will soon be jetting off to Norway where they will gain valuable skills and experience in their field as part of their work integrated learning experience. Third year BHSc: medical laboratory sciences students Erin Jacobs, Linah Mjuleni and Renaldo Pool will spend three months in... Read more
The Wits alumnus is among a select group, including seven Nobel laureates, who have received this honour. In a statement on 29 June 2017, the Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) said Dr Fanaroff was awarded the 2017 Jansky Lectureship for his exceptional contributions to radio astronomy and... Read more
For youngsters Brandon Como and Grant Oosterwyk, growing up on the Cape Flats was about economic survival and avoiding gangs. No one talked about university. But they had other ideas – and they changed the trajectory of their and their families’ lives, and their community. In his 30 years... Read more
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