Full accreditation for UFS LLB degree
The Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) has granted full accreditation to the University of the Free State’s (UFS) LLB programme. The full accreditation comes after the qualification was placed on notice of withdrawal of accreditation during 2016, and later on accreditation with conditions. “This is very good news indeed. Intensive work... Read more
Graduate employability: University of Cape Town top in Africa
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has maintained its top position in Africa for graduate employability, and is placed 18th in the world for graduate employment (in work after one year), the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings show. The university’s position as the leading African university in... Read more
FDA commends Rhodes’ Biopharmaceutics Research Institute
During March this year, the Rhodes University Biopharmaceutics Research Institute (BRI) was inspected by the USA’s Food & Drug Administration (US FDA) and recently received notification that the audit was successful, a great tribute and acknowledgement despite its relatively small size and modest funding. The BRI has a long-standing... Read more
Madibaz shape up for key encounter with Maties
The SPAR Madibaz netball team are geared up to make one final push for a spot in the Varsity Netball semifinals when they host Stellenbosch University in their last round-robin match in Port Elizabeth on Monday. To be held at the Madibaz Indoor Sports Centre at 6pm, the pressure... Read more
TUT condemns fake emails on campuses’ permanent closure
The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) management has condemned rumours and fake emails doing the rounds that two of its campuses have been permanently closed. In a statement issued on Monday, management reiterated that activities for students at the Soshanguve North and South campuses have been suspended to allow... Read more
UJ women’s football team on a mission
The University of Johannesburg women’s team plan to continue an impressive run of results in student competitions when they mount a challenge for the Varsity Football title this week. In July the team won the University Sport South Africa week in Port Elizabeth and they were runners-up in last... Read more
UP Law publications ranked top 200 in the world
The 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which was released on 15 August 2018 by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, indicates that the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, based on publications, are ranked top 151 to 200 in the world.   This is an impressive feat, given the fact that as of... Read more
PhD graduate’s doctoral studies dedicated to late son
Although faced with grave personal challenges throughout her postgraduate studies, Dr Patricia Govender managed to graduate with her PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) School of Chemistry and Physics. While pursuing her Baccalaureus Procurationis (BProc) degree with the intent of becoming a Patent Attorney, her son, Teshan Govender, was diagnosed... Read more
Using computers to improve lives
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Computer Science is set to enjoy a major boost with the naming of Dr Melissa Densmore, senior lecturer and Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) staff member, as a recipient of the prestigious $500 000 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Challenge grant. Densmore... Read more
Student success in open learning needs serious attention, says Deputy Minister
Questions around student success must be seriously addressed if open learning is to live up to its promise, says South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manamela. Speaking at the opening of the Open Learning Conference 2018, held at Unisa from 5 to 7 September,... Read more