A number of students from the University of Pretoria (UP) attended the annual Sustainability Week hosted by the City of Tshwane at the CSIR Convention Centre from 13–18 June 2017. The objective of the week is to advance the green economy by creating platforms for African stakeholders from across... Read more
For youngsters Brandon Como and Grant Oosterwyk, growing up on the Cape Flats was about economic survival and avoiding gangs. No one talked about university. But they had other ideas – and they changed the trajectory of their and their families’ lives, and their community. In his 30 years... Read more
From teaching interventions to revolutionary research and the development of isiXhosa reading and teaching material, Xolisa Guzula is a force of change within the South African education landscape. Guzula is a quintessential reader. From an early age, she would devour any book placed in front of her. With the... Read more
Unisa’s Prof Diane Hildebrandt, director of the Material and Process Synthesis Research Unit (MaPS) and Prof Bhekie Mamba, executive dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) and director of the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Unit (NanoWS). The pair were fêted at the NSTF-South32 Awards last night... Read more
Unisa staff member appointed as one of three SARIMA VPs
Ayanda Noma, Unisa’s director of the Innovation and Technology Transfer Directorate (DITT), has not only been appointed—as was recently reported—to the South African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) Board, but he has gone one step further and is now the vice-president for Innovation and Technology Transfer of the association! In... Read more
UFS receives R10 million in student funding from Absa
In support of building a more equitable and prosperous Africa, and in response to the plight of students who lack financial aid at universities across the country, Absa Bank handed over a cheque of R10 million to the University of the Free State (UFS) at a ceremony held on the Bloemfontein... Read more
Renewable energy systems an economical investment for the UFS
Renewable energy systems are said to be very expensive to implement initially, but in the long run they provide high economic returns. With their decision to install renewable energy, the University of the Free State Department of Facilities Planning has now also adopted this innovative technology. They have chosen... Read more
Gert Sibande TVET College participates in ministerial ‘Decade of the Artisan’ promotion
Gert Sibande TVET College recently accompanied the deputy minister of Higher Education and Training, Honourable Mduduzi Manana, in a roll-out promotion of the Decade of the Artisan advocacy campaign. The two-day promotion held in the Gert Sibande region of Mpumalanga Province was sponsored by the Chemical Industries Education and... Read more
The Minister of Small Business Development, the Honourable Lindiwe Zulu recently launched the ninth of the ten planned new Centres for Entrepreneurship (CfE), at Goldfields TVET College. This is a part of an integrated youth rapid incubation model designed by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA). SEDA is an... Read more
New IT skill set is introduced to fight cybercrime
Cyber security is becoming a challenge worldwide, as attackers are hacking into systems of organisations. Currently, South Africa is reported among the Top 10 countries that are most vulnerable to cyber-attacks due to insecure Internet networks. On Monday, 12 June 2017, the Central University of Technology Innovation Services (CUTis)... Read more