Eastern Cape marine scientists working together to plan for the future of Algoa Bay
Eastern Cape, South Africa – Seventeen scientists from across the Eastern Cape have launched a collaborative, two-year project to develop a marine spatial plan for Algoa Bay that harnesses the collective expertise of researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and law. The project marks the first step in developing... Read more
Human rights in a digital world
Digital access itself does not untangle past inequalities. In many cases, it may even increase inequality. Thandeka Mavuso drowns the sounds of the vacuum cleaner by listening with her earplugs to Kaya FM streaming on her mobile phone. She calls her nephew, Sibusiso, at 3pm every day, using WhatsApp,... Read more
SA WorldSkills team’s camaradie, brotherhood, sisterhood should endure
Department of Higher Education and Training minister Dr Blade Nzimande has encouraged the WorldSkills SA team to let their spirit of camaraderie, brotherhood and sisterhood during the competition shine. Nzimande was talking to the 22 competitors who left to compete in the 44th WorldSkills Competition which will be held... Read more
One-time applications for currently-funded students
South Africa’s student funding agency, the National Student Finance Assistance Scheme, has called on currently funded students not to reapply should they be studying in 2018. The agency, which introduced its student-centred model last year, aims to made Nsfas application process easier for students, without having queue or submit... Read more
Youth must unleash creativity to revive SA economy
For the South African economy to thrive, young people must be given opportunities to explore their talents and unleash their creative potential, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. He was addressing scores of young South African entrepreneurs who gathered in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, on Thursday for the... Read more
World-class talent recognised at  Jaguar Land Rover South Africa
Jan Olivier from Land Rover North Western, in Upington, has been recognised as the 2017 Jaguar Land Rover South Africa Technician of the Year. For his world-class performance and excellent customer service, as well as top results in theoretical and practical examinations, 32-year-old Olivier was also awarded a cash... Read more
Multilingual touchscreen directory launched
The Language Working Group, together with the Institutional Language Unit, launched the first ever multilingual touchscreen directory on the Bellville Campus. The directory was designed and developed by iPoint, a company which specialises in developing touchscreen directories for shopping malls across South Africa. “The touchscreen earmarked for the engineering... Read more
Taking concussion injuries seriously
Concussion injuries in sport are common, and a new unit at Stellenbosch University will focus on addressing this problem through research and treatment. An Advanced Concussion Unit will soon be launched at Stellenbosch University to track, treat and study concussion among Maties, as well as the wider community. “Concussion... Read more
New GSB chair’s poetic vision
After a lengthy recruitment process, the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) has announced the appointment of Professor Kurt April as the new chair to the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership, based at the GSB in Cape Town, a position that has been vacant for... Read more
Slight dip in quarterly employment numbers
Employment decreased by 34 000 quarter-on-quarter, from 9 651 000 in March 2017 to 9 617 000 in June 2017, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Thursday. Releasing the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for June, Stats SA said the dip was largely due to decreases in manufacturing 13... Read more

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