Stellenbosch University Rector’s Awards honour 87 students for excellent achievement
Stellenbosch University (SU) honoured 87 students last night (11 October) who excelled in areas ranging from academics to co-curricular fields at the annual Rector’s Awards for Excellent Achievement. Prof Wim de Villiers, SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor, said at the event that this Award ceremony is an important highlight on... Read more
Zane Ngwenya is selected to compete in an international fashion competition in China
Her love for fashion designing will now see the dynamic 22–year old Zane Ngwenya showcasing at the International Youth Designer Competition in Beijing, China, which takes place at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) from 18 to the 20 October 2018. The Durban University of Technology (DUT) fashion... Read more
CPUT Students donate R54 000 to Children’s Hospital
CPUT first year students recently donated R54 300 to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust. The Business Administration 1 students and lecturer Belinda Berman, who is the project’s facilitator, recently handed over the cheque to the Trust on the District Six Campus. The money was raised earlier this year and will be... Read more
GIBS stays on as Africas top Executive MBA provider
The UK Financial Times has released its list of the world’s top 100 Executive MBA (EMBA) programmes and the University of Pretorias Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has moved up 20 places to 67th spot, cementing its position as Africas top EMBA provider. This is the sixth year... Read more
Creating jobs through road construction
The Msikaba North haul road is nearing completion after early delays necessitated by relocation of families and graves. Irvin Khoza, assistant resident engineer on the project says the road is being built to help transport material for the building of the N2 Msikaba bridge. The estimated value for the... Read more
Lecture ignites passion for Xhosa literature
There was excitement, deep introspection and optimism when the University of the Western Cape (UWC)’s Department of Xhosa hosted the first Pioneers of Xhosa Literature lecture on 10 October 2018. The event was planned with the hopes of invigorating the love for Xhosa literature and to assist in the... Read more
Is your child ready for careers that don’t exist yet?
Diarise MyFuture 4.0 2019 – the career expo for the next generation workforce It’s a fast-changing digital world, and experts predict that by 2025, scores of people will be working in jobs that don’t exist yet. For children currently making subject choices at school, and matriculants now selecting tertiary... Read more
Mental illnesses among young people often ignored
Young people with mental health problems, especially those in low- and middle-income countries, are often being left in the lurch when they need help. They don’t always get the necessary treatment despite the fact that mental illnesses among young people are on the increase globally. “Mental health problems among... Read more
Higher Education and Training: TVET colleges must be part of skills development
Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has challenged Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to become part of the critical drive for skills development in South Africa. “I want to see increasingly the TVET sector becoming a confident, able and very visible part of the skills institutions... Read more
UNISA College of Science, Engineering & Technology hosts Taiwan-SA Workshop
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology hosted the 3rd International SA-Taiwan Workshop at UNISA’s Science campus on 24th August 2018. The project deals with the synthesis, characterization and application of various polymer nanocomposites using microcelluar injection mounding method which ultimately enhances the water application. It has been solely... Read more