Successful start to major internationalisation project
The South Africa-Sweden University Forum or SASUF – a major internationalisation project aimed at strengthening education, research and innovation ties between the two countries – kicked off with a seminar hosted by the University of Pretoria in South Africa and some 30 satellite gatherings in 12 South African cities... Read more
Law student experiences Law in Action
Bonginkosi Shozi, a Master’s student at UKZN’s Law School, got to experience the world of legal practice up close as he accompanied his dissertation supervisor, Dr Thaldar, to the Pretoria High Court. Dr Thaldar, a UKZN academic and experienced advocate, was arguing a ground-breaking constitutional case before the Pretoria... Read more
CAPRISA hosts the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work initiative
CAPRISA hosted 20 enthusiastic Grade 11 and 12 female learners and three teachers from high schools in the Durban, Howick and Vulindlela areas as part of the annual Cell C Take A Girl Child to Work initiative aimed at exposing young girls to the real “world of work”. The... Read more
Think twice before downing that energy drink during exams
Energy drinks are popular ‘go-to fuel’ for university students, especially during exams. But what lurks behind the kick? It is common for students to reach for energy drinks to try to stay awake whilst reading through textbooks and trying to put together a paper or project at four in... Read more
It’s Youth Month—time to celebrate living the legacy
Take five enthusiastic young Unisa engineering students, add a pinch of inspiration and a strong desire to help unemployed women generate an income—and you have a sellable product that can be made cheaply from everyday ingredients found around the home—soap! Katlego Semenya, who is doing her BTech in Engineering,... Read more
Waste management audit commissioned
In March this year the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) recycling rate was a dismal 4%. To improve waste management on campus and in residences, UCT has commissioned environmental law specialist Richard Summers to undertake a legal waste audit. The audit will identify measures that the university must introduce to... Read more
Nursing initiative honoured internationally
UCT’s Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative (CNPDI) critical care education team has been recognised for its excellence in developing paediatric nursing capacity across the continent. The team was the winner of the 2018 Burdett Nursing Award for Global Health Impact. The inaugural awards ceremony was held on 24 May in London.... Read more
Innovative new SU module promotes diversity among students
“Both in South Africa and at Stellenbosch University, we come from a divided past, which makes it vital for our teaching and curricula to be designed to cater for our students’ diverse histories and different experiences of gender, culture, language and religion.” This is the hope and objective of... Read more
SA first with new GSB course
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) has launched the first impact investment course for lawyers in South Africa, with the aim of increasing knowledge and promoting opportunities in the field of impact investment. The Legal Practice for Impact Investing course is designed for companies,... Read more
Health revolution in the hands of youth
South African youth must take up the torch in health matters and lead awareness campaigns when it comes to the prevention of tuberculosis (TB) and Aids-related deaths. “We live in hope that our youth in all corners of our land will rise again to advance the health and well-being... Read more