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
Support for student mothers at UKZN
Interns at the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Student Support Services (SSS) are pioneering a new initiative that creates supportive spaces for student mothers to discuss challenges they face in balancing student life and motherhood. Former CAES SSS intern Ms Wendy Corfe launched the group which fills a need among women... Read more
SciMathUS changes lives for the better
  More than a thousand students have successfully completed the SciMathUS (Science and Mathematics at Stellenbosch University) Programme since 2001. Presented by the Stellenbosch University Centre for Pedagogy (SUNCEP), the programme annually offers a hundred students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds across the country, a second chance and accessibility to... Read more
Making iRhini a centre for education excellence
“The 9/10ths mentoring programme is like an extended family, a family we didn’t choose but we are glad they are part of our lives. They want the best from and for us; they helped us learn how to care for one another’s progress,” an emotional address by Aphelele Jezi,Cacadu District’s... Read more