Mandela University readiness for 2019 academic year
Nelson Mandela University operations are in full swing, with academic and support staff gearing up for the official start of the 2019 academic year.   The start of the year is always a busy time and not without some glitches and Mandela University staff and student organisations are working... Read more
Sol Plaatje University  ready for Registration 2019
Sol Plaatje University was honoured to host the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manemela and his personal staff on Wednesday, 23 January 2019. The purpose of Mr Manemela’s visit was to undertake a readiness check on our arrangements for Registration which begins on Monday, 25... Read more
Rhodes University kicks-off orientation for academics
New academics at Rhodes University are spending more than a week engaged in learning of their own. Mostly aimed at those new to teaching in higher education environments, this Centre for Higher Education Teaching & Learning (CHERTL) initiative aims to explore what being an academic means. “All academics new... Read more
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