UWC philanthropic students-business partnership celebrated
Collaborating with the private sector and producing graduates who are socially responsive have always been among UWC’s main goals. So when students join forces with business to drive philanthropic initiatives, that calls for celebration. This week the university hosted a donor recognition lunch to salute Argon Asset Management. For... Read more
Rhodes University lecturer in Ramaphosa squad
Rhodes University Political and International Studies Senior Lecturer, Dr Siphokazi Magadla, has recently been elected by President Cyril Ramaphosa to form part of a high-level review panel into the work of the State Security Agency (SSA). The panel, chaired by former minister Dr Sydney Mufamadi, is assessing the mandate,... Read more
Collaboration vital for tourism research
  Conferences are a very important way of promoting tourism to South Africa. Although the numbers are often small, the visits by these high-end spenders translate into a high return, Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism, told delegates to the Seventh International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) Biennial Conference hosted by... Read more
UKZN entrepreneurs venture to Hydroponic Farming
The University of KwaZulu-Natal ENSPIRE programme is proud to introduce another ground-breaking and innovative project that is set to make a difference in the lives of South Africans. The ENSPIRE programme is a UKZN InQubate instigated developmental programme, whose aim is to support entrepreneurial ideas and skills, personal growth... Read more
Ruth First Memorial Lecture: Niren Tolsi to speak on SA Journalism
Niren Tolsi, a multi-award-winning freelance journalist will this year share his views at the annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture on why South African journalism needs a defibrillator. The annual lecture honours Ruth First – a Wits graduate, journalist, activist, researcher, and intellectual. First was killed by a letter-bomb parcel... Read more
University of Free State launch student business incubator project
The University of Free State has recently launched a Student Business Incubator Project that will provide impetus to students with business ideas. The initiative, which is under the management of the Directorate for Research and Development (DRD) was conceived a few years ago with objective of untapping the entrepreneurial potential of... Read more
UCT Vice Chancellor’s message to matrics
University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng wished learners well for the 2018 matric exams, urging them choose UCT for their post-school studies and promising them that funding options were available to make this possible. “Funding your studies should be the least of your worries if you are... Read more
Stellenbosch University Rector’s Awards honour 87 students for excellent achievement
Stellenbosch University (SU) honoured 87 students last night (11 October) who excelled in areas ranging from academics to co-curricular fields at the annual Rector’s Awards for Excellent Achievement. Prof Wim de Villiers, SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor, said at the event that this Award ceremony is an important highlight on... Read more
Unisa Science Campus is gearing up for the 60th Conference of SASA
Unisa’s Science Campus is gearing up for the 60th Conference of the South African Statistical Association (SASA), proudly hosted by the Department of Statistics in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET). The conference is set to take place from 26–29 November 2018 at our Science campus in... Read more
Centre for Academic Development: Transition of students from high schools to universities
The Centre for Academic Development (CAD) hosted its second FYE symposium for lecturers teaching first- year students. The purpose was to engage with lecturers about the experiences they have with first-year students. The symposium was guided by the following question: Is it not time to stop asking what is... Read more