Witsies recognised in M&G’s 200 Young South Africans 2017
More than 25 Witsies are included in this year’s Mail & Guardian list for the most notable young SAs under the age of 35. The recognition attests to the quality of leaders Wits University produces and grooms. Now in its 12th year, the supplement showcases the young stars who are making sterling... Read more
NMMU announces new name
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth has relaunched itself as the Nelson Mandela University. The university says the new name affords them an opportunity to rethink the kind of university it can, and should become as it contributes to the resolution of the myriad of educational and... Read more
Youth: We’re happy but don’t trust politicians, religious leaders
That’s the word from the young people who participated in one of the largest world studies that included 28,600 people from 30 countries* including South Africa. In turn, the youth like other age groups, are becoming more resilient by using a range of coping mechanisms such as spending time... Read more
Architecture, engineering, ICT leads top paying sectors in South Africa
Career Junction has released its latest salary review, detailing the top paying sectors in South Africa. The findings are based on actual salary offerings for intermediate and senior level candidates, which were posted on CareerJunction from October 2016 to March 2017. One of the highest paying sectors in South... Read more
Mostly women graduate in construction
Of 200 graduates in the recent Nongoma certificate awards ceremony for students who had completed their training in bricklaying, plastering and carpentry, 126 were female. This was the culmination of a partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlement. In his speech, Nongoma mayor, Sthembiso Mathaba, said that this... Read more
Major new investments in university infrastructure
Higher Education and Training minister Dr Blade Nzimande recently announced a major new investment in university infrastructure. The investment will see very significant targeted Government spending over the next two years. The focus of the spend will fall on new student housing, laboratories, communications technology, and other essential facilities.... Read more
Students rake in medals at Worldskills SA
The National WorldSkills Competition was hosted in Durban in mid February. Team Western Cape comprised 32 members representing 16 different skills areas. Northlink TVET College secured four gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. This was the highest medal tally amongst the participating colleges including private organisations.... Read more
UCT alumnus wins The Voice SA
Recent UCT finance graduate Craig Lucas was announced as the winner of season two of the popular singing contest, The Voice South Africa, last weekend. The winner of season one in 2016, Richard Stirton, was also UCT alumnus. In the finale last weekend, Lucas sang Chris de Burgh’s Lady in Red, which... Read more
Employers use social networks to screen candidates
“If you won’t put something on a billboard along a busy road for everyone to see, you should definitely not put it on social media”. This is advice from local social media law specialist Emma Sadleir regarding social media posting. A statement proven true when one considers that content on... Read more
Young language Einstein set for Europe
German, French, English and even Latin are just a few of the languages known by Kovsies’ own language guru, Willem Carel Brink. This arty junior lecturer and 2015 senate and dean’s medal recipient at the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French at the University of the Free State (UFS)... Read more