Simbine and Bruintjies scoop medals at Commonwealth Games
Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies lived ‘cometh the hour, cometh the men’ on Monday afternoon, during the 100 metres final of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, when they raced to win the gold and silver medals respectively. It was a sensational performance, in which they managed to totally upset the... Read more
Usain Bolt still inspires Madibaz sprint star Luxolo Adams
Given his legendary status, it is not surprising that Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt was the inspiration for rising Nelson Mandela University sprinter Luxolo Adams to take up the sport. Born in Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape, the 21-year-old Bestmed Madibaz club member was more interested in soccer before a... Read more
Philanthropic funding to SA universities increases by almost R1-billion in four years
South African trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals are donating more to local universities than ever before – but the vast majority of funding is still being channelled to so-called traditional higher education institutions. These are key findings in the latest (2017) Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE),... Read more
Maties student athletes graduate
Close on 100 Stellenbosch University student athletes graduated in the 2017 academic year during graduation ceremonies in December (2017) and March (2018). The graduates were members of a variety of Maties Sport clubs, including the High Performance (HP) sport codes rugby, hockey, netball, athletics, swimming, cycling, basketball, cricket and Parasport. Other... Read more
Study in Thailand!
The TIPP which was introduced in 2000 as a frame work in providing postgraduate scholarships for developing partners offers opportunities for Thailand and its partners to exchange their experiences and best practices that would contribute to long term and sustainable development for all. In sharing their best practices and... Read more
Graduation speakers call for activism
If there were a theme for day three of UCT’s seven-day graduation season, it would be the call for graduands to become active citizens and surpass the achievements of their parents. During the morning ceremony, Professor Mark New, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Climate Change and director of the African Climate... Read more
Stellenbosch University applications open for 2019!
Secure your spot for your 2019 varsity studies by being first in line to apply at Stellenbosch University! Stellenbosch University has opened its doors for all potential students wishing to be Maties from 2019. On their website, they have provided you with all the information you need to apply... Read more
Six exceptional individuals to be conferred with Honorary Doctorates by Rhodes University
Justice Dikgang Moseneke, acclaimed authors, Dr Sindiwe Magona and Prof Peter Mtuze among six exceptional individuals to be conferred with Honorary Doctorates by Rhodes University. At its 114th graduation scheduled for April 5 – 7, Rhodes University will bestow six eminent South Africans with the highest honour in recognition for... Read more
President welcomes YES initiative
Amid preparations by government to upskill the youth through the launch of the Youth Employment Service (YES), President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the commitment to public-private partnerships. “Government is prepared to work with the private sector as partners in creating value and solving key problems facing the country. YES... Read more
Say YES to 1 million jobs for youth
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch an initiative to help young people find jobs and empower them to run their own businesses. “The initiative, in collaboration with the private sector, aims to empower one million young people over the next five years to become economically active, either as... Read more