Blackboard makes its virtual classroom solution accessible
Blackboard has announced the launch of the Blackboard Collaborate Self-Service Portal that allows for higher education institutions to quickly and easily purchase and implement its virtual classroom solution. The self-service portal significantly reduces the time from purchase to getting started to just hours in direct response to the need... Read more
Rollout of data, laptops to students to implement online teaching and learning
 As the University of KwaZulu-Natal, we are pleased to announce that we have made headway in the commencement of delivery of online teaching and learning to all our students countrywide. We have rolled out free data bundles to all students to enable the successful implementation of our online teaching... Read more
Extraordinary researcher never ceases to raise the bar
A mathematician of note, Prof Themba Dube of the Department of Mathematical Science in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) demonstrates that teaching is a noble calling. Dube pursued his dream of becoming a profound mathematician and passed most of his qualifications with distinction. He majored in... Read more
Kagiso Trust launches #KagisoRadioTeachers Campaign
The premature closure of schools due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Africa  has resulted in both challenges and opportunities, with many learners missing out on large pieces of work especially in term two. In an effort to support rural learners without access to television classes, computers or... Read more
New Low-data Web Application to Track COVID-19 in South Africa
The Global Surgery Foundation (GSF) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in partnership with Slalom, the University of Cape Town’s Global Surgery Division supported by the Rali and Makentse Mampeule Foundation, launched a digital application to help South Africans assess symptoms of COVID-19 and identify... Read more
Another South African is making it in tech in the US
There is another South African to watch in the tech sphere: Derrick van Schalkwyk, one of the founders of Kristalic, who is creating a personal, cloud-based memory bank for every conversation you have during your workday. Van Schalkwyk, who graduated from Stellenbosch University with a master’s degree in civil... Read more
UWC, SU isolate SA’s first lab culture of SARS-CoV-2
While much of the scientific and medical community rushes to develop therapeutic agents for COVID-19 based on clinical data, getting a better understanding of the brand-new virus remains crucial. That’s why it’s so important that South Africa obtained its very first known laboratory isolate of SARS-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on... Read more
ACCA Accredits UFS Accountancy Programmes
The quality of the following University of the Free State (UFS) Accountancy programmes is internationally recognised, as it has been accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) after a thorough review of the modules offered: • Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)• Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Accounting (BComHons in Accounting)•... Read more
Maths Identity project helps learners with reasoning
Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Maths Identity project helps primary school learners with mathematic reasoning and stimulates positive attitude towards mathematics. The project, aimed at engaging 80 Mathematics Education final year students in a school environment, is another example of how SU is an engaged teaching and learning hub that supports... Read more
Big year for Chemistry lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer, Dr Mahabubur Chowdhury is “honoured” to find himself among the nominees for the National Science and Technology Forum(NSTF-South32 South32) Awards. Chowdhury has for a second consecutive year been nominated in the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher category. He was a finalist in the category... Read more