Three TUT staff members, four new qualifications
The Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Directorate of Quality Promotion (DQP) boasts four new qualifications among three of its staff members – all aimed at ensuring improvement of teaching and learning through effective academic development and quality initiatives.   Emily Mabote, deputy director, and Zama Simamane, quality advisor, both obtained... Read more
Tshwane University extends cross-continental collaboration
The cultivation of relationships beneficial to the university’s students, staff and other stakeholders, is a central part of how an institution of higher learning ought to function. In light of this, a delegation of TUT EMC members and executive deans, together with Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, the Finnish minister of education... Read more
Documentary highlights albinism and education challenges
A chance encounter on a train has seen a Disability Unit staff member being featured in a documentary focusing on the challenges of people with albinism. Education and Albinism was produced by the Human Rights Media Centre and attempts to shed light on the realities of living with albinism... Read more
CPUT International fellowship programme boosts teaching and research
CPUT has benefited from a fellowship program, which gives African-born scholars in the United States and Canada the opportunity to collaborate with universities in six African countries. A collaborative application between Dr Kareemah Gamieldien from CPUT’s Department of Emergency Medical Sciences (EMS) and Prof M. Faadiel Essop from the Physiological Sciences... Read more
SARETEC wind turbine service technicians graduate
As the world recognises Global Wind Day today a very special occasion linked to the potential of wind power will be taking place at CPUT. The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) and Nordex Acciona Wind Power will be hosting its first graduation ceremony of wind turbine service... Read more
SA team exposed to the energy revolution of Germany
A high-profile South African delegation visited Germany from 29 May to 2 June to get a better understanding of the country’s energy revolution project “Energiewende”. Germany is a country currently working on two main challenges: To digitise its production-driven economy and to manage its energy supply for future generations.... Read more
ABSA gives R6-million in scholarships
  ABSA met with the Vaal University of Technology’s executive on 14 June to hand over a cheque worth R6-million towards scholarships. Because VUT accommodates a number of disadvantaged students, ABSA decided to make a generous contribution towards the education of poor, but deserving students. The banking istitution has... Read more
New book: A manual tool to assist youth to find meaning
On 31 May 2017, Dr Solomon Makola, Campus Director at Welkom campus launched a new book entitled Find Meaning, Stop Wondering which is aimed at assisting youth and adults to find meaning and achieve success in their studies. Rooted in the philosophy and practices of Holocaust survivor Dr Viktor Frankl, Find Meaning,... Read more
CRPM: Changing faces – Changing lives
On 28 June 2017, a team from the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) at CUT in partnership with three Durban surgeons, medical specialists, and Life Chatsmed Gardens Hospital, gave a new lease of life and restored dignity to three Durban patients who had benign tumours that was... Read more
UCT holds its position in 2018 QS rankings
UCT remains ranked at 191 in the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which were released on 8 June. UCT also remains the top university in Africa. Three other African universities were included in the top 400: Stellenbosch University (361), the University of the Witwatersrand (364) and The American University... Read more