University of Johannesburg excited about basketball opportunity
The University of Johannesburg team have their sights set on making the top four when the inaugural Varsity Basketball tournament gets under way at Wits in Johannesburg from Friday. The competition will take place in its entirety at the Wits University Sports Hall, with the opening weekend of matches... Read more
ABSA invests R2.4million in scholarships
ABSA recently handed over a cheque of R2.4million to Rhodes University from its CEO scholarship programme for the 2018 academic year. Absa’s funding will extend to a group of carefully-selected, academically deserving Rhodes University students for the entire year of 2018, in the following academic fields: Commerce, Humanities, Engineering,... Read more
University of Pretoria academic wins Global Young Research Award
The University of Pretoria extends its congratulations to Dr Taryn Bond-Barnard of the UP Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM), who’s been honoured with this year’s Global Young Researcher Award in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The award is administered by the International Project Management Association (IPMA), one of two... Read more
Humanities Careers Café: Make your Humanities degree work for you
The 2018 Humanities Careers Café, offering Humanities students an excellent opportunity to gain insight into how to put their degrees to work in a range of diverse careers, will take place on 26 September in the New Snape Building on Upper Campus. Graduates and professionals will be on hand to... Read more
NSFAS calls on grant beneficiaries to apply
Social grant beneficiaries intending to study at public higher education institutions next year have until 30 November to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). In a statement, NSFAS administrator Randall Carolissen said the affected applicants were social grant beneficiaries registering for the first time... Read more
Noupoort Wind Farm driving school programme paving for employment opportunities
Noupoort Wind Farm has partnered with NGO, Think Twice, to help local youth obtain their drivers licence and open doors to more employment opportunities. The programme is having the added effect of creating a culture of mentorship and encouragement, within this Northern Cape small town. A local Noupoort driving... Read more
Rhodes Law Society bolsters literacy with book drive
In line with World Literacy Day, which was declared by UNESCO in 1966, the Rhodes Law Society embarked on a book drive in partnership with Duna Public Library in Grahamstown East. World Literacy Day was celebrated for the first time on 8 September 1967 with the aim of highlighting... Read more
TUT trio develops green technology to help reduce fuel consumption
With fuel prices at a record high in South Africa, the development of a new, turbo free-flow technology, aimed at reducing fuel consumption as well as carbon emissions, could not come at a better time. Ipeleng Mathebula, a Masters’ degree student in Mechanical Engineering at the Tshwane University of... Read more
Wits Team eFundanathi and eZone in Learning Idols
A lecturer in the Wits School of Therapeutic Sciences was in the top three vying in Learning Idols at the Learning Innovation Africa Conference 2018. The Learning Idols at #LIA2018 displays technological innovation in teaching and learning. Dr. Paula Barnard-Ashton, manager of eFundanathi and the eZone... Read more
Celebrating the beauty and power of women
Female staff within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) recently came together to celebrate struggles faced by women the world over under the theme Doek on Fleek: Untold Stories. The gathering aimed to highlight the journey of a woman from child to adult with special emphasis on one’s “magnificent... Read more