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
UKZN Clinical taining for Seychellois Dentistry students
Nineteen final-year Dental Therapy students from the Seychelles received clinical training during a two-week sojourn at UKZN hosted by the Dentistry Discipline. The students were qualified dental therapists who are part of a special collaboration between UKZN and the National Institute of Social Studies in the Seychelles to upgrade... Read more
University of the Western Cape Registration Celebration
“It sounds like a cliché – but there are actually two types of people in the world: those who make things happen, and those who hope that someone will make it happen for them. At the University of the Western Cape, we believe in supporting the former – and... Read more
Absa provides R4.5m to Sol Plaatje University for Data Science
At an event held today, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) acknowledged the R4.5million investment from Absa Bank which will support the University’s and the Northern Cape Province’s endeavor to develop the field of Data Science. The Premier of the Northern Cape Province, Ms Sylvia Lucas said that she is increasingly excited about the... Read more
UFS extends applications & registration for selected courses
The University of the Free State (UFS) has extended applications and registration for prospective students on the UFS Bloemfontein Campus in specified programmes to 15 February 2019. This extension comes after a number of students were unable to register. The official date for first-time entering undergraduate registrations was 1 February 2019;... Read more
Nelson Mandela University readiness for 2019 academic year
Nelson Mandela University welcomed more than 8000 first year students and their parents and guardians at the weekend, and is on track to welcome back all its students on Monday for the official start of the 2019 academic year. This time of the year is not without its challenges,... Read more
Tackling the fake qualifications threat
Fake credentials have become a global problem. The National Student Clearinghouse, a US NGO that offers a degree verification service, reports that falsified academic credentials are a serious, prevalent and ever-increasing problem. In 2015 the New York Times reported on a billion-dollar industry consisting of 3 300 “diploma mills”. These were fake universities... Read more
Walk-in applications at CUT running smoothly
The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) was abuzz as those with walk-in applications flocked Bloemfontein and Welkom Campuses in multitudes seeking to secure their space for the 2019 academic year. The day proceeded smoothly as prospective students were welcomed warmly and assisted by CUT staff and student... Read more
UP Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic changes lives, one child at a time
Music blasts out of Zaskia Botha’s portable hi-fi system in the pristine reception area of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic on UP’s Prinshof Campus, as patients wait to be attended to by its staff. It’s 9:30am on a Friday, the clinic is celebrating its 35th... Read more