Proper definition of national security crucial for free flow of information
no nationally accepted definition of national security purpose of such a definition is to set out exactly what the judiciary should protect and from what the state, the judiciary as well as the media and interest groups wishing to challenge the state’s concealment of information may benefit from his... Read more
Former UWC vice-rector reveals secret
The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) first Vice-Rector has finally revealed a secret he has kept for more than three decades. Professor Jaap Durand tricked the apartheid government into spending money for infrastructure at the University that was built to offer limited training for Coloureds only. But UWC... Read more
UWC leads by example in green revolution
The University of the Western Cape is no stranger to greening – it has thrice been crowned Africa’s Greenest Campus, and is the only South African University to be named among the top 200 universities in the world in the recent Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, measuring higher... Read more
Successful treatment of MDR-TB in DRC
​​Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a form of TB that is resistant to at least two of the most potent antibiotics used to treat TB (isoniazid and rifampicin). Compared to drug-susceptible TB, MDR-TB treatment takes longer (2 years versus 6 months), is less effective (only about 50% of patients are... Read more
Employers leveraging new technology to find ideal candidates
Increasingly Millennials are moving away from having physical CVs, and instead, are opting to store their data in a digital profile. In the next three years, top HR executives and employers have asserted that the biggest impact on recruitment will be Technology Augmenting the Hiring Process. In other words,... Read more
SciMathUS opens door for NRF researcher
When Gerald Maarman was in high school, he dreamed of becoming a medical doctor. However, when he completed his matric in 2002, his final Grade 12 results were not good enough to get him into university. But although his dream seemed like an impossible one at the time, Stellenbosch... 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
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
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

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