UFS reaching out to students affected by Zimbabwean crisis
The executive management of the University of the Free State (UFS) has noted with concern the disconcerting effects of the current political and economic crisis and instability in Zimbabwe – specifically with regard to the effect it has on its students from Zimbabwe. “As part of a coordinated support... Read more
Words of wisdom for students
Students at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) must work consistently, manage their finances, ask questions and lead a healthy lifestyle. This was part of the message from vice-chancellor Professor Sibongile Muthwa when she welcomed thousands of new students to the university on Saturday. Students at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) must work... Read more
SPU welcomes biggest 1st-entering class
On Saturday, 2 February 2019, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) welcomed over six hundred first-entering students and their families – its biggest group ever of new students as SPU begins its sixth year of existence. The rapid growth of SPU will have a positive impact on the social and economic... Read more
First-year students commence a ‘transformative journey’
“Expect to have a life-changing experience.” With these words Professor Jimmy Volmink, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) at Stellenbosch University welcomed approximately 477 new first-year medicine and health sciences students at the faculty’s annual welcoming ceremony recently held at the university’s Tygerberg campus. “By... Read more
Rhodes University redefines its student orientation programme
Rhodes University has developed an integrated approach to academic orientation by setting up panel discussions that are more in line with its general formative degree structure. “This year, we have grouped subjects together in thematic areas and representatives from each subject will appear on a panel to answer questions... Read more
Rhodes University welcomes new students this weekend
Rhodes University is well on track for welcoming its new students as orientation kicks off from 2-9 February. “Student helpers have been trained and already in the residence system. The Orientation Week (O-Week, as it is known at Rhodes) programme begins with the opening of the University on Saturday... Read more
University of Pretoria tips for making the most of your time as a student
Welcome to  Tuks, the University of Pretoria, and congratulations on choosing UP! Everything can seem a bit overwhelming right now, so take a moment to familiarise yourself with the programme for all the different faculties on the Orientation Week webpage. You can find more tips on how to make a success... Read more
NRF-RISA Executive Committee visit DUT to discuss student funding
Members of the National Research Foundation (NRF) – Research and Innovation Support and Advancement (RISA) Executive Committee visited numerous institutions of higher education around the country as part of their national roadshow. The NRF-RISA Executive Committee were at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) at the Ritson Campus, last... Read more
Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng: Time for a new kind of learning
“It’s no longer what you know … it’s about what you do with that knowledge,” Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), said during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, 25 January. Phakeng was among four speakers examining... Read more
Stellenbosch University welcomes newcomer Maties
More than 5 000 newcomer students, accompanied by their parents, were welcomed by Stellenbosch University (SU) during the official welcoming event held at Danie Craven Stadium on Thursday, 24 January 2019. The important event on the University’s annual calendar consisted of fun, music, a formal welcoming, a human display... Read more