DHET warning on cloned and fraudulent online universities
Recent investigations by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) have uncovered a disturbing trend by fraudulent online universities that operate through parodying the names and profiles of already existing legitimate institutions. Last week the Department intercepted marketing material seeking to promote the launch of a fake online... Read more
Facebrick makes for healthy living at the University of Zululand
The University of Zululand – one of the country’s oldest and most remote tertiary institutions – is celebrating the opening of a R40-million state-of-the-art residential upgrade at its main KwaDlangezwa Campus. According to director of facilities management, Richard Dlongolo, the University of Zululand struggles with a problem that plagues... Read more
SU student and award-winning pianist Kyle Shepherd at Africa Open on 19 September
On 19 September, the award-winning pianist and improviser Kyle Shepherd will give a public talk and performance as part of the IfPop Conversations series organised by the Interdisciplinary Forum for Popular Music of Africa Open at Stellenbosch University (SU).​ The IfPop is part of Africa Open, a new research... Read more
Democracy in SA
In 1994, South Africans welcomed democracy with open arms. But today this embrace doesn’t seem to be as tight as we would like it to be. “It appears that we aren’t quite so sure what to make of our democracy,” says Dr Cindy Steenekamp, a Senior Lecturer in the... Read more
Unisa features on Shanghai Ranking
The Shanghai Ranking Consultancy recently announced the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). For the first time, institutions ranked between 501 and 800 were published as ARWU World Top 500 Candidates, and Unisa joins the prestigious ranking in this category. These universities demonstrate the potential of breaking into... Read more
Girls hear engineering is demanding, challenging and exciting
“People seem to have a lot of admiration and respect for girls who are ‘brave’ enough to accept the challenge of engineering,” said Larissa Tredoux, a first-year Matie engineering student. She was one of the speakers at the Faculty of Engineering’s annual Women in Engineering afternoon held on 6... Read more
CUT and Maccauvlei cement their collaboration
CUT entered into a partnership with Maccauvlei Learning Academy (MLA) whereby delegates who successfully completed their Diploma in Human Resource Management are afforded the opportunity to pursue their B.Tech in Human Resources Management. Exchange of contracts after signing: Prof. David Ngidi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning, Prof. Henk de Jager,... Read more
Nelson Mandela University launches dedicated ocean sciences centre of excellence
With five of its seven campuses located a few hundred metres from the sea and within 25km of two major ports, Nelson Mandela University’s involvement in the blue economy is inescapable. In 2014, the South African government launched the bold Operation Phakisa growth strategy, under the guidance of the... Read more
DUT graduation numbers continue to increase
Graduation numbers at the Durban University of Technology have continued to increase. The 2017 Spring graduation ceremony took place on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre on the Steve Biko campus in Durban. A total number of 1029 students will graduate during the DUT September... Read more
Agricultural Economics student is SU’s new SRC chairperson
Newly elected Student Representative Council (SRC) chairperson, Lwando Nkamisa, would like to see all Stellenbosch University (SU) students come together as a community – and to be “better together”. Lwando, a Master’s Degree student in Agricultural Economics, was elected by his peers on the SRC as chairperson for the... Read more

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