Absa provides R4.5m to Sol Plaatje University for Data Science
At an event held today, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) acknowledged the R4.5million investment from Absa Bank which will support the University’s and the Northern Cape Province’s endeavor to develop the field of Data Science. The Premier of the Northern Cape Province, Ms Sylvia Lucas said that she is increasingly excited about the... Read more
UFS extends applications & registration for selected courses
The University of the Free State (UFS) has extended applications and registration for prospective students on the UFS Bloemfontein Campus in specified programmes to 15 February 2019. This extension comes after a number of students were unable to register. The official date for first-time entering undergraduate registrations was 1 February 2019;... Read more
Nelson Mandela University readiness for 2019 academic year
Nelson Mandela University welcomed more than 8000 first year students and their parents and guardians at the weekend, and is on track to welcome back all its students on Monday for the official start of the 2019 academic year. This time of the year is not without its challenges,... Read more
Tackling the fake qualifications threat
Fake credentials have become a global problem. The National Student Clearinghouse, a US NGO that offers a degree verification service, reports that falsified academic credentials are a serious, prevalent and ever-increasing problem. In 2015 the New York Times reported on a billion-dollar industry consisting of 3 300 “diploma mills”. These were fake universities... Read more
Walk-in applications at CUT running smoothly
The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) was abuzz as those with walk-in applications flocked Bloemfontein and Welkom Campuses in multitudes seeking to secure their space for the 2019 academic year. The day proceeded smoothly as prospective students were welcomed warmly and assisted by CUT staff and student... Read more
UP Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic changes lives, one child at a time
Music blasts out of Zaskia Botha’s portable hi-fi system in the pristine reception area of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic on UP’s Prinshof Campus, as patients wait to be attended to by its staff. It’s 9:30am on a Friday, the clinic is celebrating its 35th... Read more
UWC welcomes 30 exchange students for 2019
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has welcomed 30 international study abroad semester students from partner universities to its campus. The students, from the USA, France and Germany, attended a three-day orientation programme. The students are being hosted by the University’s International Relations Office and were officially welcomed... Read more
UFS reaching out to students affected by Zimbabwean crisis
The executive management of the University of the Free State (UFS) has noted with concern the disconcerting effects of the current political and economic crisis and instability in Zimbabwe – specifically with regard to the effect it has on its students from Zimbabwe. “As part of a coordinated support... Read more
Words of wisdom for students
Students at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) must work consistently, manage their finances, ask questions and lead a healthy lifestyle. This was part of the message from vice-chancellor Professor Sibongile Muthwa when she welcomed thousands of new students to the university on Saturday. Students at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) must work... Read more
SPU welcomes biggest 1st-entering class
On Saturday, 2 February 2019, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) welcomed over six hundred first-entering students and their families – its biggest group ever of new students as SPU begins its sixth year of existence. The rapid growth of SPU will have a positive impact on the social and economic... Read more