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
Untapped Culture: SA’s first ‘LinkedIn for creatives’
South Africa’s multi-billion-rand creative industry is about to receive a major shake-up with the launch of Untapped Culture, the country’s first “LinkedIn for creatives” – an online platform that connects a network of industry professionals, and builds credibility in return. Founded by three University of Cape Town (UCT) Commerce... Read more
English-speaking, non-English-speaking Grade Rs have same short-term memory skills
Grade R learners whose mother tongue isn’t English perform just as well as their English-speaking peers when it comes to storing and processing small amounts of information needed for, among others, learning, problem solving and performing calculations. What does hold them back, however, is their lack of proficiency in... Read more
Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng: Time for a new kind of learning
“It’s no longer what you know … it’s about what you do with that knowledge,” Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), said during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, 25 January. Phakeng was among four speakers examining... Read more