Caster runs fastest time this year
It was an outstanding performance by Caster Semenya in the International Association of Athletics Federation’s 800m women’s final last night. The finish which came in incredible 1 minute, 55 seconds was the fastest time for this year, despite being faced by mounting social media criticism on her gender and... Read more
DUT to protest against gender-based violence
In raising awareness on the alarming epidemic of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa, the Durban University of Technology’s HIV/AIDS Centre will host its annual Silent Protest on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Following the recent attacks and victimization against women, DUT finds it appropriate to have its silent protest... Read more
HE public sector: Spending rises significantly over 10 years
Government’s financial support for the higher education and training sector via the NSFAS student loan system has risen by more than 600% for universities and a massive 17 900% for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in the past ten years. Official spending figures from the Department... Read more
All-woman UCT team wins tech competition
A four-Woman team from the University of Cape Town’s Department of Information Systems has scooped the first prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to Silicon Valley in the USA in a 48-hour programming challenge held in Johannesburg over the weekend. During the GirlCode Hackathon, the honours students in team Ruby... Read more
SA producing more graduates
The number of students graduating from South Africa’s public higher education institutions (HEIs) is increasing, according to the Department of Higher Education and Education. The department, which produces an in-depth statistical report on the post-school training and education sector, says that close to 200,000 students graduated in 2015, representing... Read more