DUT to host PEESA project on engineering education
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is hosting the Project On Energy Efficiency in Southern Africa (PEESA) III Meeting at the Steve Biko Campus, S Block, from 22 to 25 January 2019. The event will be attended by internal DUT academics as well as external academia. Dr Lavern Samuels,... Read more
Registration Continuing Smoothly at UKZN
The process of registrations – which is continuing smoothly on all UKZN campuses -has begun as the University gears up for the start of lectures. Student Academic Administration Director, Mr Bruce Banda, said even though there were system challenges in the beginning of registrations, it is now continuing without... Read more
UCT: Collaboration and inclusivity important to new dean of law
Enhancing the African focus of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) LLB degree and altering the way students and staff view law are just two of a few long-term goals that the new Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Danwood Chirwa, aspires to achieve during his tenure. Last week,... Read more
UFS position on walk-in applicants in 2019
The University of the Free State (UFS) has an enrolment capacity of 8 900 for first-time entering undergraduate students in 2019, approved by the university’s Senate and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). To date, the institution has received over 52 000 applications for these limited spaces. Impact of... Read more
Rhodes University will open for the 2019 academic year as planned
Following rumours on social media that Rhodes University will not be opening for the 2019 academic year due to water shortages, the University would like to put it on record that this is not the case. The University’s plans to open for first year registrations on 02 February 2019... Read more
UWC: Lillian Barnard promotes women in STEM
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) prides itself on providing young women with the skills needed to change the world – women like Lillian Barnard, ICT legend and Microsoft South Africa’s new Managing Director, effective 1 March 2019. “Lillian is a seasoned professional with proven capabilities and a strong... Read more
Traits of a true leader in an era of economic & political instability
Leading a University in an era of difficulties arising from political and economic instability poses a serious challenge. It is therefore important for leaders of these institutions of higher learning to uphold values that serve as guidelines in their jobs. This is the view of Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, the... Read more
SPU prepares for 2020-21 buildings
Sol Plaatje University continues to expand its infrastructure so that it can meet its goal to accommodate over 7,000 students in the medium term. NAS academic building on Central Campus Planned on Central Campus for occupation at the beginning of 2020 is the NAS Academic Office Building which includes... Read more
University of Pretoria VC & Principal gives registration process thumbs-up
Professor Tawana Kupe, the new Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, paid a visit to the university’s Hillcrest campus on Tuesday to talk to students and staff and ensure that the ongoing registration process is running smoothly. UP’s online registration process started on 3 January for senior... Read more
Professor Nokhanyo Mayaba: The case for isiXhosa
In grappling with the decolonisation of teacher education, Professor Nokhanyo Nomakhwezi Mayaba’s concern is whether or not curriculum developers invest issues of language – which she believes to be at the heart of the curriculum – with thought and ingenuity. She says, “What I think we continue to get wrong is to... Read more