CHERTL launches pilot short course
This year saw the launch of an innovative tutor development short course by the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University. A group of 20 tutors from third-year to Masters Level and from the faculties of Humanities, Science and Law participated. The course involved... Read more
Graduate professionals who can impact society
Former Group CEO of Mediclinic, Danie Meintjes, gave a riveting guest speech at the opening ceremony of this year’s final graduations on 4 December 2018. “I know no-one who is both extremely successful and lazy. Hard work does not necessarily refer to long hours but to what you achieve within... Read more
UCLA Representatives Visit Bethesda Hospita
Colleagues from the University California – Los Angeles (UCLA) in the United States visited Bethesda Hospital in Ubombo in northern KwaZulu-Natal as part of a growing relationship between the UKZN Family Medicine Department and UCLA. Bethesda Hospital is a centre for the training of family medicine registrars and for... Read more
iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill a Boost for digital skills training
The National Assembly has passed the iKamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI) Bill. The House on Tuesday unanimously agreed to give the Bill, which is expected to be a catalyst towards addressing youth unemployment, its stamp of approval. This Bill seeks to promote the use of information, communication and technology. It... Read more
Key African players in digital finance take centre stage at international UP colloquium
Former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel was the keynote speaker at a colloquium on African innovation in digital finance recently held at the University of Pretoria. The event brought together African innovators in the field of digital finance as well as academics from various disciplines within the humanities to... Read more
Workshop on assessing learning in Higher Education
Academics from UKZN and other institutions attended an Extended Learning workshop recently titled: Assessing Learning in Higher Education. The workshop facilitated by Dr Saras Reddy, Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader in the Discipline of Higher Education Studies at the School of Education, was part of the University Education Induction... Read more
Young people urged to help fight HIV, Aids
Deputy President David Mabuza has used World Aids Day to call on young people to get actively involved in the fight against HIV and Aids. He said with the energy young people have, HIV can be defeated. Deputy President Mabuza also encouraged young girls to love and respect their... Read more
Regional cooperation among higher education institutions and TVETs established
Established during an inaugural meeting in Bloemfontein on 14 November 2018, the Higher Education Regional Development Initiative of Central South Africa (HERDIC – SA) will collaborate in a manner that delivers operational and academic benefits to each institution, increase benefits to communities in the region, and responds to the... Read more
Adam Small Theatre Complex officially opened at Stellenbosch University
​​The Adam Small Theatre Complex at Stellenbosch University (SU) was officially opened at a renaming ceremony on the Stellenbosch campus on Friday (23 November 2018). The University’s renovated and expanded theatre complex was renamed after the late Adam Small, an award-winning poet and playwright. This name change forms part of a... Read more
University of the Free State council approves relocation of MT Steyn statue
The Council of the University of the Free State (UFS) approved the relocation of the statue of President MT Steyn to a site off campus during its quarterly meeting on 23 November 2018. Council furthermore requested that the relocation must be done in complete cooperation with the family of... Read more