Stellenbosch University invests in the community of Kylemore
The mission of Stellenbosch University (SU) to be part of the broader community and invest in the youth of the future was again honoured during the week of 25 July. Video: Stefan Els People with cell phones click here  More than 850 learners from Kylemore High School near Stellenbosch were... Read more
Unisa Mobile Clinic—“the innovation training tool”—on the move in service of communities
On Saturday 30 June from 09:00 to 16:00, a dedicated team of Unisans accompanied by animal health technician students and a matric learner aspiring to pursue her veterinary studies conducted a number of activities in Westonaria, west of Johannesburg. The activities were carried out in collaboration with one of... Read more
New study aims to help schoolchildren living with asthma
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Head of Paediatrics, Professor Refiloe Masekela is a researcher on a new study aimed at improving the lives of asthmatic schoolchildren in Africa. The £2 million research project led by Queen Mary University of London will be conducted in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Malawi... Read more
First YES Community Hub launched
The Youth Employment Service (YES) launched the first of 100 Community Hubs on Thursday to absorb unemployed youth, ignite local economies and promote domestic markets. With over 60% of South Africa’s unemployed residing in townships, the first hub in Tembisa will assist small businesses in absorbing youth labour. The... Read more
Stellenbosch University Law clinic asks for tampon tax to fall
The Stellenbosch University (SU) Law Clinic made a written submission to National Treasury to include feminine hygiene products on the list of zero-rated VAT items. This comes shortly after an announcement by National Treasury to review the current list of VAT free items. Treasury also called for public submissions... Read more
Land restitution not a complete failure, but problems persist
Given the problems around land restitution, it remains to be seen whether expropriation without compensation will be the silver bullet for this. This was  one of the viewpoints of Prof Olaf Zenker from the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Fribourg and also a fellow at the... Read more
Allianz turns Soweto school into maths and science hub
Allianz Group’s dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business in Africa, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa, in partnership with the SA Medical & Education Foundation (SAME), launched a state-of-the-art maths and science center worth almost R1 million at Diepdale Secondary School in Soweto on April 18,... Read more
Qualified Early Childhood Development practitioners support children and families
Young children across Somerset East, Cookhouse, Bedford and Adelaide are being better prepared for primary school, in line with our country’s legislation and national policies, which are just one of the reasons why Cookhouse Wind Farm decided to prioritize Early Childhood Development within the Education sector. Forty-seven Early Childhood... Read more
Town and Gown programme to expand university’s reach in communities
The University of the Free State (UFS), through the office of Community Engagement, launched the Town and Gown programme on 13 March 2018 at the Bloemfontein Campus. The programme seeks to demonstrate the university’s commitment to building sustainable partnerships in communities and its surrounding towns. It aims to be... Read more
‘Helping the community’ motivated Rory’s PhD
Dr Rory Dunbar and his friendly service dog, Vaughn, are familiar faces at Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS). And tonight (20 March 2018) they were again together at Stellenbosch University’s third graduation ceremony as Dunbar received his PhD in Paediatrics and Child Health. Dunbar... Read more