SciMathUS changes lives for the better
  More than a thousand students have successfully completed the SciMathUS (Science and Mathematics at Stellenbosch University) Programme since 2001. Presented by the Stellenbosch University Centre for Pedagogy (SUNCEP), the programme annually offers a hundred students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds across the country, a second chance and accessibility to... Read more
Choosing the right words: The science of dictionary making
Dictionary users want to be able to find the words they are searching for and get enough information about those words to make their search worthwhile. But how do dictionary-makers select words and decide how much usage information to include in each dictionary? Space has always been a dictionary-maker’s... Read more
Private colleges exposed for non-compliance
Over 10 private colleges have been exposed for non-compliance with the relevant legislation in the private higher learning sector. The Department of Higher Education and Training recently completed a successful three-week long nationwide inspection and public awareness campaign aimed at enforcing compliance with the relevant legislation in the private... Read more
Eastern Cape matric walks the long road to his dream job
Eastern Cape matriculant Lutho Jimana did not let his long daily walk to school, his overcrowded home where it was difficult to study, nor financial constraints due to his mother’s unemployment get in the way of studying towards his childhood dream job. This month Lutho began his studies at Rhodes... Read more
Alumni shine at Maynardville
Witness Shakespeare’s comedic battle of the sexes as never before. Director and UCT alumnus Tara Notcutt presents this historic run of The Taming of the Shrew with an all-women cast and creative team at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre from 7 February to 3 March. Matters of gender, marriage and... Read more
Researcher perseveres against all odds
A researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has not allowed his background to determine his future. Growing up in a community with a lack of resources to stimulate learning, and being surrounded by poverty, substance abuse and high numbers of child-headed families, did not deter... Read more
Mentoring for success
Research shows that mentees generally perform better than students without mentors.  The three Grahamstown schools that were part of the Rhodes University’s Nine-Tenth Mentorship programme in 2017 are testament to this sentiment as they have received a record of 52 bachelor passes – and with that a passport to... Read more
6 signs that its time for a career change
If you find yourself scrolling through Sunday night memes wondering how you’ll manage to climb out of bed in the morning – if work feels unrewarding and the thought of seeing colleagues is anxiety-inducing, you could be facing a ‘mid-career crisis’. You don’t have to be in the middle... Read more
Free knowledge hub launched to boost school leadership and management
A free, comprehensive online resource has been launched to help improve school leadership and management ‒ a critical factor in boosting learner performance. Known as the Trialogue Knowledge Hub, the resource offers examples of best practice projects, case studies, local and international research findings, and many more tools. These... Read more
Withdrawal of the LLB programme at the Walter Sisulu University
On the 8 January 2018 the Council on Higher Education was served with an urgent application by the Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) in regard to the withdrawal of accreditation by the CHE of the LLB degree qualification at the Walter Sisulu University in November 2017. The... Read more