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
Grade R 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
Fintech students on par with world’s best
A study tour to the US confirmed two things for six Fintech master’s candidates: a burgeoning of disruptive fintech technologies, driven by artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data – and that UCT’s course and students can hold their own globally. “Unforgettable”, “Once in a lifetime experience”, “A series of... Read more
UniZulu top Media Studies student making Mum proud
Coming from a family of school dropouts could have easily deterred Duduzile Joyful Zuma from pursuing her dream of becoming a media professional, instead, this is the major reason why she invests most of her time in her studies. She reaped the fruits of her hard work at the... Read more
Mandela University readiness for 2019 academic year
Nelson Mandela University operations are in full swing, with academic and support staff gearing up for the official start of the 2019 academic year. The start of the year is always a busy time and not without some glitches and Mandela University staff and student organisations are working hard... Read more
Sol Plaatje University  ready for Registration 2019
Sol Plaatje University was honoured to host the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manemela and his personal staff on Wednesday, 23 January 2019. The purpose of Mr Manemela’s visit was to undertake a readiness check on our arrangements for Registration which begins on Monday, 25... Read more
NSFAS completes review of rejected applications and prepares for appeals
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has completed all assessments of the 2019 applications of first-time entering students. Of the 417 000 applications received, more than 300 000 students have been declared approved, pending registration at public institutions for NSFAS funded qualifications. In December 2018, the NSFAS Administrator,... Read more
UFS position on walk-in applicants in 2019
The University of the Free State (UFS) has an enrolment capacity of 8 900 for first-time entering undergraduate students in 2019, approved by the university’s Senate and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). To date, the institution has received over 52 000 applications for these limited spaces. Impact of... Read more
Rhodes University will open for the 2019 academic year as planned
Following rumours on social media that Rhodes University will not be opening for the 2019 academic year due to water shortages, the University would like to put it on record that this is not the case. The University’s plans to open for first year registrations on 02 February 2019... Read more

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