Heart-valve studies receive international recognition
Three heart-valve studies which have been developed at the Robert WM Frater Cardiovascular Research Centre at the School of Medicine at the University of the Free State (UFS) were recently presented in Monte Carlo at the conference of the prestigious global Heart Valve Society (HVS). These studies are all headed by Prof Francis Smit,... Read more
CPUT Students off to Norway
Three bright CPUT students will soon be jetting off to Norway where they will gain valuable skills and experience in their field as part of their work integrated learning experience. Third year BHSc: medical laboratory sciences students Erin Jacobs, Linah Mjuleni and Renaldo Pool will spend three months in... Read more
Socially-integrated engineering research to positively impact fire management in informal settlements
Stellenbosch University’s fire engineering research unit, led by Dr Richard Walls, has received a grant of R4.3m from the UK based, Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).   The unit is collaborating with the University of Edinburgh’s BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering (CFSE) with a shared commitment to... Read more
The Wits alumnus is among a select group, including seven Nobel laureates, who have received this honour. In a statement on 29 June 2017, the Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) said Dr Fanaroff was awarded the 2017 Jansky Lectureship for his exceptional contributions to radio astronomy and... Read more
Investec CEO, Stephen Koseff, tells graduands that together, under the banner of a common purpose, there are no limits to what South Africa can achieve, South Africans need to work together and find a new social pact that transcends ideologies and backgrounds and unite under a common goal to... Read more
Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) and ABSA have launched a training intervention, the Advanced Programme in Debt Review (piloted in 2016), with a group of 23 delegates in the banking and credit provider industries successfully completing their training earlier in 2017. Relevant to employees in the banks and... Read more
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