Art that will grow on you
The World Wide Exhibition of Botanical Art 2018 is an international collaboration involving 25 countries, six continents, and hundreds of artists linking people with plants through contemporary botanical art. In this country, the Botanical Artist Association of South Africa (BAASA) selected Unisan Erika Hefer from Study Material Publication, Production, and Delivery,... Read more
TIBASA to host the first tackling infections to benefit Africa (TIBA) annual general meeting (AGM)
Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) is an Africa-led, wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary research programme that explores and draws lessons from the ways that different African health systems tackle infectious diseases. TIBA is empowering African scientists to effectively and sustainably tackle neglected tropical diseases such as schistosomiasis, malaria, trypanosomiasis and lymphatic... Read more
Clean sweep for Wits at international data science competition
Four Witsies learn about cloud computing, then go on and beat the global competition in the field. Four students and academics from the Wits School of Computer and Applied Mathematics walked away with top honours at an international data science competition that was hosted by Huawei in China recently.... Read more
R1.5 million for student social entrepreneurs
All social entrepreneurs registered at UCT have until 24 June to apply for a share of a new R1.5 million tranche of seed funding from the SAB Foundation, made to the Bertha Centre Student Seed Fund. The Student Seed Fund is an initiative of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and... Read more
UKZN’s medical degree receives full accreditation for a further five years
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) recently assessed UKZN’s undergraduate Medical degree and recommended full accreditation for the next five years. The College of Health Sciences (CHS) had many reasons to celebrate as the Council listed numerous commendations showcasing not only its exceptional medical programme and core... Read more
2017/2018 NSTF-South32 finalists announced
Unisa congratulates Malik Maaza and Titus Msagati who are finalists in the 2017/2018 NSTF-South32 awards. They have been recognised for their excellence and outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology and innovation in South Africa in the following categories.   Award Finalist Lifetime Award (by an individual over a lifetime—15... Read more
GSB’s international case study win
A searching look at Lonmin Plc mining and the role of investors following the Marikana massacre in 2012 has won researchers from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) first prize in the prestigious 2017 European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Case Writing Competition in the African Business Case category. Co-authored... Read more
#TuksHockey: Tuks beat Maties to lift Varsity Hockey trophy
The University of Pretoria stunned Stellenbosch University when they beat them 5-0 in the Varsity Hockey final at the Maties Astro on Monday evening. Tuks’s 5-0 victory last night did not just happen. It was two years in the making. Tuks captain, Peabo Lembethe said that after Tuks lost... Read more
Wits Research Chair is first African president of global public health association
Professor Laetitia Rispel has been elected as the President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA). Professor Laetitia Rispel holds the DST/ NRF SARChI Chair entitled Research on the Health Workforce for Equity and Quality, at Wits. She is the former head of the Wits School of Public Health. Rispel... Read more
The value of storm water
The proposed Cape Town water tariff for 2018/19 ignores storm water as a water augmentation opportunity, even though it could be critical in bolstering the city’s scarce water supply and its resilience to climate change, says Dr Kevin Winter of UCT’s Future Water Institute. “Social media on water matters... Read more