ECD students make a difference
Nestled in the heart of Khayelitsha is the Khumbulani Health, education and resource centre. Khumbulani was initiated in 2000 by nine women from Khayelitsha. Initially the objective was to take action against the consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The director of the centre, Gloria Bebeza, is currently completing her... Read more
Unisa, government MoU: Lasting change for inmates
The formalisation of a fruitful and long-standing relationship—one that has produced thousands of graduates over decades—took place on 9 June 2017. Unisa and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to continue to provide tertiary education for inmates in South Africa’s correctional facilities. The... Read more
WSU looks for youth solutions with Lusikisiki’s Palmerton Community
Dozens of residents in Lusikisiki flocked into the Palmerton Methodist Mission as a team from WSU Directorate of Research Development co-hosted a youth development summit on Saturday, 1 July. Led by acting director of the DRD, Dr Nomabandla Cishe, the team visited Palmerton with hopes of finding out youth challenges... Read more
Filmmaker academic involved in community participatory projects
‘I love being informed and to positively explore and use that information. Education is forever growing and evolving, and I believe it involves sharing of knowledge, teaching and learning. Academia provides such an environment for me, so says Mr Mzwandile Makhanya, Media &Cultural studies lecturer at UKZN’s School of... Read more
New Enactus Ford C3 projects to improve SA lives
Job creation, economic empowerment, recycling and environmental sustainability are the key focus areas for four new student-driven community projects selected by global NPO Enactus and the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3). “The purpose of Ford C3 is to challenge colleges and universities to partner with their local communities... Read more
Boston Media House PR students help Thembalami aged
Every year the Boston Media House Sandton Public Relations third year students are tasked with choosing a charitable organisation that they can ‘adopt’ and help to raise awareness and funds for as part of their experiential learning.  This year the Class of 2017 chose Thembalami Old Age Care Centre in Lombardy, east of Johannesburg that cares for more than... Read more
MTN computer boost for Univen
MTN South Africa Foundation has handed over computer laboratory equipment to the University of Venda (Univen) on Wednesday, 21 June 2017. The ceremony was held at Univen Innovative Growth Company (UIGC) foyer. Fourty computers and other related IT teaching and learning equipment was donated by MTN for an unconfirmed... Read more
Paediatricians share skills with EC colleagues
After only six months as a registrar in paediatrics at Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Dr Lunga Mfingwana (29), who hails from the Eastern Cape, was so inspired that he started planning an outreach action to the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha. “It... Read more
TUT maths and science Matjiesfontein community project runs at full steam
The TUT maths and science project established at Matjiesfontein in 2012, is running at full steam. Speaking after a recent visit to the Matjiesfontein community project, under the guardianship of the Faculty of Science, Prof Prince Ngobeni, executive dean, shared his satisfaction about the way in which the project... Read more