Nelson Mandela University launches dedicated ocean sciences centre of excellence
With five of its seven campuses located a few hundred metres from the sea and within 25km of two major ports, Nelson Mandela University’s involvement in the blue economy is inescapable. In 2014, the South African government launched the bold Operation Phakisa growth strategy, under the guidance of the... Read more
Chemistry students develop water saving measures for labs
  Three chemistry students at Stellenbosch University (SU) have reduced their laboratory’s water consumption by at least 3 000 litres per week by coming up with innovative and relatively inexpensive ways of saving water. Four months ago PhD students Monica Clements, Jonathan Hay and Anton Hamann started to conduct trials... Read more
EnergyDRIVE set to focus on rural communities and build a wind route
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) will partner with the Durban University of Technology and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and embark on an educational road trip with the EnergyDRIVE. This custom-built truck is designed to teach rural learners about the benefits and uses of... Read more
Wits and government tackle student accommodation crisis
A residence for Wits students who require temporary emergency accommodation has been made available to the University by the Gauteng Provincial Government. The refurbished Witwaters residence in Block D of the Charlotte Maxeke Residence Complex was handed over to Wits University at a ceremony at the residence this morning attended... Read more
Japan offers free scholarships for South African students
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) – in partnership with the government of Japan – is inviting scholarship applications for South African students to study at some of Japan’s top universities for the 2018/19 academic year. The African Business Education (ABE) scholarship programme, offers opportunities for young... Read more
Don’t dread the “tell me about yourself” question
In our series of top 10 interviews questions and how to respond to them, Yiba profiles some outstanding answers developed by a US website, The Balance . Common to all your responses for interview questions is one thing: Preparation. Having already discussed the first two questions – what is... Read more
Partnership brings German engineering to the Eastern Cape
In an attempt to improve regional employment prospects, and the employment eligibility of individuals graduating in automotive engineering, German engineering was called upon.In July 2015, Vuswikoti Development Agency approached the Chamber of Crafts in Erfurt, Germany to bring German engineering expertise to the Eastern Cape. The idea behind the... Read more
Ummm … no, that’s the answer I was looking for
If you are going for first interview, then it is best to be as prepared as you can. One tip is have a plan to each with some of the most common interview questions,  “What is your greatest strength?” The Balance, a US-based website, offering a wide range of... Read more
Construction firm dishes up WIL opportunities
The National Skills Fund (NSF) launched a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) proposal during the 2015/16 financial year. The roll-out of these projects commenced during the 2016/17 financial year. Towards the end of October 2016, The Royal Dish, primarily a construction company with a level 4 grading with the Construction... Read more
UJ’s Kuena takes the crown at Fashion Week
  University of Johannesburg fashion design graduate Kuena Moshoeshoe took the crown at The Intern’s Fashion Week event and the contestants’ seventh challenge. Her design, which combined mustard fabric and plastic, complemented with colour flower accessories, won to the host and renowned fashion designer David Tlale’s approval. The 13-episode... Read more