New logo for Stellenbosch University revealed
The journey to a renewed brand identity for Stellenbosch University (SU) reached a significant milestone when Council approved a new logo for the institution today (Tuesday 13 April 2021). The new ‘S’-stream logo will replace the ‘S’-leaf logo that has been in use since 2000. Prof Wim de Villiers,... Read more
UKZN press books win NIHSS awards
UKZN Press proudly congratulates its authors on winning National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) 2021 Awards. Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018, edited by MakhosazanaXaba, was joint winner in the category – Best Non-Fiction – Edited Volume, while Wentworth: The... Read more
“WSU Proud Custodians of EC Traditional Bead History”
It’s been 29 years since a highly-prized 3000-piece hand-stitched bead collection from the tribal nations of abaThembu, amaMpondo, amaMpondomise, amaXhosa amaBomvana and amaXesibe in the Eastern Cape was handed over to WSU for preservation.  Approximately two-thirds of the Broster Bead collection is made up of Xhosa beaded objects of... Read more
WSU graduate takes Xhosa culture to world stages
Walter Sisulu University Fine Arts graduate, SimphiweMbunyuza has used his artistic prowess across the Atlantic to commemorate and preserve African culture and customs. Mbunyuza who is currently pursuing his Masters Degree at the Oklahoma University (OU) in the United States, recently exhibited a Xhosa ceremony called “Ukukhapha” and “Ukubuyisa”,... Read more
Master of Arts student in isiZulu Studies Mr Mongezi Bolofo recently published a French-IsiZulu Manual of Conversations. This is a first of its kind book where French meets isiZulu. Bolofo collaborated with Dr Michel Lafon, a retired scholar of African languages. ‘The book also has an introduction to isiZulu... Read more
Land reform: look closer at subdivisions, adequate farm sizes, says researcher
The process of land redistribution can be made more successful if more attention is given to providing benefiting emerging farmers with farms that are of an adequate and manageable size. This means that current legislation with regards to the subdivision of agricultural land into economic units needs to be... Read more
Exploring the Tales and Adventures in Medical School
Final year medical student with a passion for medical writing has just published his first book, titled ‘The Great Medical Student Odyssey- Tales and Adventures in Medical School.’ A biography of Ashiq Pramchand’s journey at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, the 194 page book illustrates the incredible... Read more
UP named top design institution in Africa and Middle East
The Information Design division at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) School of the Arts has been ranked the number one design education institution in Africa and the Middle East by the Loeries. The ranking is based on the 2020 Loerie Awards, the winners of which were recently announced. The Loerie Awards and its... Read more
UKZN Social Work Lecturer publishes isiZulu COVID-19 Children’s book
Social Work lecturer Dr Maud Mthembu from UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences recently led a team that wrote an isiZulu children’s book about COVID-19 titled:Uhambo lwami ngesikhathi sekhovithi- My journey during COVID-19. The book uses illustrations and child-centred language to tell the story of Nsimu, a 10-year-old child... Read more
Competition for creatives to spark joy and positivity
The Global Happiness Index (GHI) results released recently shows that South Africans have experienced a noticeable decline in levels of joy over the past twelve months*. In the wake of the survey results, lip balm brand Labello has embarked on a lateral below the line campaign that intends to... Read more

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