University of Cape Town: New award for urine recycling researcher
Dr Dyllon Randall of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering and Future Water Institute has won the prestigious Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Warner Prize. This is awarded biennially to people who show “exceptional promise” in sustainable chemical process technology, nuclear technology or in making chemical... Read more
UKZN Humanities Academic appointed on Panel of Experts on Transport
Ms Londeka Ngubane, of the School of Applied Human Sciences, was recently appointed by the Minister of Transport Dr Blade Nzimande to serve on a Panel of Experts in relation to Transport that he will be launching soon. Said Nzimande, ‘I am pleased about the expertise Londeka brings to... Read more
Phoenix-1B sounding rocket test launch “a learning experience”
Despite the unsuccessful test launch of the Phoenix-1B sounding rocket, the project still remains important to South African engineering. The Phoenix Hybrid Sounding Rocket Programme seeks to develop a series of indigenous sounding rockets to serve the needs of the South African and African scientific research communities. There are... Read more
UKZN Architecture students scoop awards in design competition
Third year UKZN architecture students Ms Katelyn Gopaul and Mr Kreolin Naicker recently scooped first and second place at the inaugural D’Urban Rise Inner City School Architectural Competition winning R10 000 and R5 000 respectively at the Durban ICC. The competition was created by Women’s Property Network (WPN) with collaboration from... Read more
Two Rhodians named among most influential young South Africans
Associate Head of Rhodes University’s Creative Writing Programme Dr Hleze Kunju, and alumna Lefatshe Moagi, have both been named as finalists for Avance Media’s prestigious 100 Most Influential Young South Africans in the Personal Development and Academia category. Done in partnership with 1000 African Voices and VIPI State (Avenva),... Read more
Dr Audrey Msimanga appointed SPU head of School of Education
Dr Audrey Msimanga has been appointed as the new Head of the SPU School of Education. She holds a PhD in Science Education from the University of the Witwatersrand as well as an MSc in Zoology; BSc Hons in Biological Science and a BSc in General Botany and Zoology. Her... Read more
Five winners of the Advancing womxn awards
Five substantial grants have been awarded to women researchers to make space for more women’s voices to be heard – both for their own advancement and for the advancement of others. The winners of the grants, announced on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, are Dr... Read more
Madibaz coach knows a tough road lies ahead
Madibaz rugby coach Jarryd Buys is buoyant after getting five points from their opening FNB Varsity Shield game in Port Elizabeth, but says they realise a tough challenge lies ahead for the team. The FNB Nelson Mandela University side defeated Cape Peninsula University of Technology 38-21 at the Madibaz... Read more
Thuthuka Bursaries for UKZN BCom accounting students
After a rigorous review process by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) has welcomed 15 Thuthuka Bursary Fund (TBF) recipients into its Accounting programme. The Thuthuka Bursary programme is a transformation initiative of accountants aimed at encouraging previously disadvantaged... Read more
Genetic blueprint for extraordinary wood-munching fungus from the Northern Cape
A relatively unknown fungus, accidentally found growing on an Acacia tree in the Northern Cape, has emerged as a voracious wood-munching organism with enormous potential in industries based on renewable resources. The first time someone took note of Coniochaeta pulveracea was more than two hundred years ago, when the... Read more