Cabinet  welcomes release of employment data
The cabinet has welcomed the release of the latest employment data from StatsSA, which confirm the growth in total employment during 2018. The Quarterly Employment Survey (QES), one of two surveys conducted by StatsSA, showed that employment in the formal sector grew by 158,000 during the 12 months of... Read more
HSRC partners with SPU for research programme
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and SPU have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will focus on the higher education and development nexus of SPU in Kimberley and the Northern Cape. The MoU centres on four initial broad themes: •          urban and regional development and higher education... Read more
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