Fee-free higher education allocation good news for students
Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says the announcement of an allocation to fee-free higher education is an investment in skills and the knowledge economy. The Minister on Wednesday told SAnews the multi-billion rand allocation will finally make students feel vindicated after they put themselves at risk by... Read more
Classics department honours top-performing students
The Classics Department in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently held its awards ceremony in which top performing students were recognised for academic excellence. Ms Theshira Pather was awarded the Whiteley prize for the top language (Ancient Greek) student going from first year into second year.... Read more
Special hononorary degrees to be awarded in SU’s centenary year
Stellenbosch University (SU) is to honour fourteen foremost thought leaders with honorary doctorates as part of the institution’s centenary commemoration. The recipients are (in alphabetically order):        Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, internationally acclaimed psychologist, social scientist, researcher and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath in the UK Mr Max du Preez, principled... Read more
Supporting local entrepreneurship in the creative arts industry
In a country like South Africa where there are limited creative industry resources and where the creative industry is still in an early growth phase, it has become critical to equip different creative entrepreneurs with much needed tools to develop and sustain their industries, as well as their entrepreneurial... Read more
R57 billion set aside for free higher education
Government will spend R57 billion on free higher education over the next three years, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. Tabling the 2018 Budget in Parliament, Minister Gigaba said there was a reallocation in the spending framework. “The largest reallocation of resources towards government’s priorities was on higher... Read more
Applications for International Scholarship for 2018 are Now Open
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) every year engages in several international scholarship partnerships that provide opportunities for South Africans to study abroad on fully funded scholarships at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department facilitates the nomination process for several of the scholarships which are open to... Read more
Food system transformation is essential to attain the Sustainable Development Goals
In partnership with other leading organisations, the Quadram Institute recently organised a workshop to help researchers from across Africa exploit food composition data, improve local nutrition policies and public health advice. The workshop was hosted by the newly confirmed African Research University Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Food... Read more
VUT Master’s students travel abroad courtesy of the Aalen University and VUT
The Vaal University of Technology has been in a close relationship and mutual partnership with Aalen University in Germany for the past 8 years. A memorandum of agreement was signed on January 2012 and through the years, the students from both institutes have been engaging in exchange programs. Currently... Read more
Alison free education phenomenon gains momentum in SA
With 93% of the world excluded from formal tertiary education, the system has to change, says visiting Alison.com CEO With over 100,000 enthusiastic learners in South Africa, and plans to launch local learning centres and a new mobile app, international free online learning platform Alison is rapidly gaining ground... Read more
Choosing the right words: The science of dictionary making
Dictionary users want to be able to find the words they are searching for and get enough information about those words to make their search worthwhile. But how do dictionary-makers select words and decide how much usage information to include in each dictionary? Space has always been a dictionary-maker’s... Read more