Mobile kitchens a Game changer for school nutrition
Steamed pumpkin with rice and beef stew was the first meal served from the brand new mobile kitchen to pupils at Tlakukani Primary School in Mamelodi, Pretoria, on Friday. Neighbouring Mveledzo Primary School also received its own kitchen. The shipping container converted into a fully-equipped kitchen is one of... Read more
Stellenbosch University PhD student first in Africa to win European Early Career Research Award
​​Dr Anouk Albien, currently a research psychologist in the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University (SU), recently became the first doctoral student in Africa to receive the Early Career Researcher’s Award from the European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counselling (ESVDC).  For her doctorate, Albien did research on black adolescents’ vocational... Read more
UKZN Mechanical Engineering team lifts off at BRICS Future Skills Challenge
During the recent Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Council meeting, South Africa hosted a BRICS Future Skills Challenge in Johannesburg. The challenge involved exploring skills for present and future work, particularly transforming and emerging skills in the digital, manufacturing and engineering, and transport sectors. Teams consisting of members from... Read more
IORA establishes Madiba internship programme
Member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) has been challenged to invest in the education of the youth as it is the most powerful weapon to change the world. Responding to this call, the 18th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, which took place on... Read more
International recognition for solar thermal energy research at Stellenbosch University
The Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG) at Stellenbosch University has received international recognition for their research excellence and standing within the concentrating solar power (CSP) community. STERG has as a consortium member been selected to receive a $2,0 million award from the United States of America (U.S.) Department... Read more
Rhodes University: A case for African languages in the legal system
In August 2017, African Language Studies Section of the School of Languages and Literatures at Rhodes University reported that they were developing a new Honours module to ‘address the classism and language-based discrimination of our legal system’. At the time, there were only a small number of African academics... Read more
Provincial youth camps kick off despite heatwave
Despite the scorching heatwave experienced in several parts of the country, it’s all systems go for 1 000 youth in the Free State, Northern Cape and North West provinces participating in the annual youth camps. Launched in 2012, the Youth Camp Programme gives the youth a platform and opportunity... Read more
UKZN Sociologist certified by Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) sociologist from the School of Social Sciences, Dr Mariam Seedat-Khan was recently accredited by the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). She is now one of only 25 certified Clinical Sociologists in the world, making her one of three women in South Africa to... Read more
Jack Ma: Invest in education, entrepreneurs
For any country to develop, attention should be paid to improving the education system, investing in entrepreneurs as well as clean governance. These were the parting words of Chinese business tycoon Jack Ma at the South Africa Investment Conference business dinner on Friday. Ma was a guest speaker at... Read more
Stellenbosch University honours US champion for Africa, Ed Royce
“This is a continent with incredible potential. This continent will shape the world of tomorrow.” This was the message of Mr Edward (Ed) Randall Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States Congress at a special function at the Wallenberg Research Centre at STIAS in... Read more