Witsies recognised in M&G’s 200 Young South Africans 2017
More than 25 Witsies are included in this year’s Mail & Guardian list for the most notable young SAs under the age of 35. The recognition attests to the quality of leaders Wits University produces and grooms. Now in its 12th year, the supplement showcases the young stars who are making sterling... Read more
New generation of black divers for SA
A new generation of black commercial divers is busy qualifying through training provided by the Subtech Group in partnership with the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA). “This is some of the good news about transformation in the maritime industry,” says Malcolm Alexander, education, training and development (ETD) practitioner at... Read more
UP’s legal eagle student scores dramatic racing win
The Idube karting circuit in the KZN Midlands was the scene of an historic triumph for women drivers on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Young Pretoria Law student Ivana Cetinich scored a dramatic win in Race Two of the fastest and most competitive karting class in kart racing. And she was followed... Read more
UCT alumnus wins The Voice SA
Recent UCT finance graduate Craig Lucas was announced as the winner of season two of the popular singing contest, The Voice South Africa, last weekend. The winner of season one in 2016, Richard Stirton, was also UCT alumnus. In the finale last weekend, Lucas sang Chris de Burgh’s Lady in Red, which... Read more
Premier SET award for CUT academic
Professor Fidelis Emuze is among the best and brightest scientists in South Africa for his outstanding contribution to research work in lean construction. He participated at the annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards held in Johannesburg on 29 June 2017 for the TW Kambule-NSTF Emerging Researcher Award.... Read more
Rhodes director receives NAF ovation award
A Rhodes University Masters student won the prestigious 2017 Standard Bank Ovation Award for her play Bayephi, at the Grahamstown Arts Festival this week. Directed by Thembeka Madliki, the theatre production is about finding peace after the disappearance of a loved one. The play was highlighted as one of the... Read more
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