Bumper UK-SA funding deal
Uplift to South African – United Kingdom higher education partnerships The British Council, through a partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), is pleased to announce funding for 20 higher education partnerships, involving 22 South African universities (including Universities of Technology) and 19 universities from the... Read more
Phenomenal public uptake of CACH
The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela visited the Central Application Clearing House (CACH) Call Centre in Randburg to familiarise himself with public response to the service within the first 18 days of the 2019 operation. The visit to the Call Centre, formed part of the... Read more
Rhodes University weekly water updates: Week 1
Welcome to the first in a series of weekly water updates from Rhodes University. The aim of these regular news briefs is to inform, support and connect with the Rhodes University community in all water-related issues. Each week, we will give updates on what the University is doing, provide... Read more
UFS: ‘Welcome to Kovsies’ South Campus!’
“Welcome to the South Campus of the University of the Free State!” Addressing a packed Madiba Arena, Prof Francis Petersen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the UFS, said he was happy to see not only first-year students, but also parents and guardians, student leadership, and support staff from both the Bloemfontein... Read more
Stellenbosch University Open Day offers transformative experience
“Stellenbosch University (SU) has over the past 100 years become known for its spirit of mutual togetherness, support and friendship. Stellenbosch offers a unique personal experience that will prepare you to succeed in a diverse and changing world.” With these words, Prof Arnold Schoonwinkel, Vice-Rector: Learning and Teaching at... Read more
Climate-change funding boost for UCT
The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Climate and Development (ARUA-CD), hosted by the University of Cape Town (UCT), is set to strengthen Africa’s voice in the climate-change discussion following a significant funding allocation from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). UCT’s African Climate and Development Initiative... Read more
Multi-faceted approach is needed to make a difference in education
Aloicius Marks was studying towards a Degree in Business Administration, at the University of the Free State, when life presented him with an opportunity to make a difference in his home town.  The impact has been so huge that his dream is now to study to become a teacher.... Read more
Student and Teacher Enhancement Programme enriches teachers’ experiences
The College of Humanities School of Education recently hosted a closing function for its community engagement programme, the Student and Teacher Enhancement Programme. The main purpose of the programme is to enhance pre-service and in-service teachers’ experiences with regard to Sustainable Living as well as Values-based and Social Entrepreneurship Education through creativity,... Read more
NMU launches Centre for Philosophy in Africa & SARChI Chair
“How can South Africa, and Africa as a whole, realise communities that are both aware of, and responsive to, their troubled past while remaining committed to social cohesion?” This question emerges as one of the focus areas of the newly launched SARChI Chair in Identities and Social Cohesion in Africa... Read more
Five winners of the Advancing womxn awards
Five substantial grants have been awarded to women researchers to make space for more women’s voices to be heard – both for their own advancement and for the advancement of others. The winners of the grants, announced on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, are Dr... Read more