UK funding for SA universities
The British Council, through a partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), announced earlier this year that it is to fund a number of South African universities (including universities of technology). The partnerships are supported through a collaboration grant, providing an uplift of ZAR 3,4 million... Read more
UKZN’s new centre a boost for KZN biodiversity, ecology research
The launch of a new research centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Pietermaritzburg will rally research efforts at the institution to meet the threats of environmental change in South Africa’s most biodiverse province head-on by producing robust research on the region’s flora and fauna. This comes at... Read more
Task team on sexual harassment, gender violence
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Naledi Pandor approved on Friday, 24 May 2019, the appointment of a Ministerial Task Team to advise the Minister on Matters relating to sexual harassment and gender-based violence in public universities in South Africa. The nine-member team are: Lisa Vetten Dr... Read more
SU’s first three trailblazers graduate with an MSc in food, nutrition security 
Alison Barr, Hlanzeka Mpanza and Anja Lategan will forever go down in the annals of Stellenbosch University (SU) as trailblazers. They are the first three students to graduate with an MSc degree in Food and Nutrition Security from the institution after the programme was first launched in 2017. Mpanza... Read more
More job seekers believe market to improve
How are job seekers actually feeling about their chances of securing a new role, landing a pay rise or learning new skills? How positive do they feel about the economic situation? The Michael Page Job Confidence Index is a quarterly barometer that measures the perception of candidates about their... Read more
SAQA  welcomes NQF Amendment Bill
The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has commended the role players who have worked to get the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Bill through Parliamentary processes. SAQA thanked Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor and the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training for being at the forefront... Read more
Shandre Hoffman is crowned Miss UJ Varsity Cup
Shandre Hoffman is crowned Miss UJ Varsity Cup University of Johannesburg student Shandre Hoffman was crowned Miss UJ Varsity Cup when the round-robin phase of the rugby competition drew to a close on Monday. At the crowning ceremony at the UJ Stadium in Johannesburg, the industrial sociology masters student... Read more
Cabinet  welcomes release of employment data
The cabinet has welcomed the release of the latest employment data from StatsSA, which confirm the growth in total employment during 2018. The Quarterly Employment Survey (QES), one of two surveys conducted by StatsSA, showed that employment in the formal sector grew by 158,000 during the 12 months of... Read more
HSRC partners with SPU for research programme
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and SPU have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will focus on the higher education and development nexus of SPU in Kimberley and the Northern Cape. The MoU centres on four initial broad themes: •          urban and regional development and higher education... Read more
Bumper UK-SA funding deal
Uplift to South African – United Kingdom higher education partnerships The British Council, through a partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), is pleased to announce funding for 20 higher education partnerships, involving 22 South African universities (including Universities of Technology) and 19 universities from the... Read more