SANBS: More black South Africans are donating blood
The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has succeeded in increasing the proportion of donations from black South Africans fivefold, from 43 269 in 2005 to 246 686 in 2015, while at the same time significantly enhancing the safety of South Africa’s blood supply. These are the findings of... Read more
Madonsela ‘breaking the back of poverty and inequality’
Prof Thuli Madonsela, the Law Trust Chair of Social Justice in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU), will lead discussions at the first Social Justice M-Plan Expert Roundtable to take place on 27 October 2018 in Stellenbosch. The ultimate outcome of the roundtable is to work towards... Read more
IkamvaYouth Programme: Mini Summer School primes future students
There was loud applause from Kramer Lecture Theatre 2 last Saturday morning. Inside, Devin Finaughty and Chandra Thurgood were introducing the grade 11s of the IkamvaYouth Programme to the wonders of forensic science. And yes, there was crime scene investigation involved, just like in the movies. It’s not often you’ll find... Read more
Stellenbosch University: Giving ‘roots and wings’ to the Rooidakke community
  The provision of affordable housing is key to improving quality of life and ensuring that household members have a secure asset to ensure a better future. The reality is often different because of the sub-optimal quality of houses handed over to beneficiaries. The quality of houses has often... Read more
University of Cape Town: Appreciating Macassar and its people
The popularity of an exhibition created by the University of Cape Town (UCT) School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, in collaboration with non-profit youth development organisation Studio Light, has sparked talks in Macassar on ways to keep the photographs on permanent display. The historically coloured township near Somerset West hosted... Read more
Nelson Mandela University: Research helping rural community
A guesthouse in the remote Riemvasmaak conservancy area in the Northern Cape now has cost-effective access to water. This is thanks to a solar pump station developed by Nelson Mandela University’s Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre, in collaboration with the merSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training).... Read more
Stellenbosch University Law Clinic: Legal settlement in Paralympian’s access case welcomed
The outcome of legal proceedings in which a settlement has been reached between the South African Paralympic athlete, Hendri Herbst and a well-known Cape winery, is not only a victory for visually impaired people, but will assist greatly in creating awareness of the rights of people with disabilities not... Read more
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