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Call to facilitate research on Southern African mountain biodiversity
Maloti-Drakensberg is slap-bang in the middle of the Eastern Great Escarpment, which runs from the Eastern Cape, through Lesotho, right up to Limpopo and into Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique. This elevated mountain region has a profound effect on our weather systems, triggering warm Indian Ocean air to fall as... Read more
Gamtoos Valley programme helps shape future farmers
NINE young people from Hankey and Patensie are well on their way to making a significant contribution to the Eastern Cape agricultural sector after completing a one-year internship in plant management. The programme, aimed at growing local farming talent, is a partnership between the Gamtoos Irrigation Board (GIB), local... Read more
USA university wants Flash content for study
Flash Ikumkani has recently been picked by Howard University in the USA for his content to be studied as a topic of how Hip Hop affects Africa socially and the impact of his commentary using his home language to rap. Flash Ikumkani has recently embarked on a pioneering #UmbonoWamHighSchoolTour... Read more
WSU defends pursuit of excellence
The Council on Higher Education (CHE), the accrediting body for higher education institutions in South Africa, has reviewed 28 programmes offered by Walter Sisulu University, and the recent subject of a media furore, and found the allegation false. More specifically, it has been found the following programmes meet the... Read more
Madibaz eager to finish Varsity Cup on high
Scrumhalf Anovuyo Moyikwa said the FNB Madibaz were determined to finish their first FNB Varsity Cup campaign in a number of seasons on a high note when they play Free State University in Gqeberha on Monday. The Nelson Mandela University outfit has endured a tough programme against the country’s... Read more
Madibaz sprinter scorches to 150m record in Newton Shootout
Ace Madibaz sprinter Shirley Nekhubui paid tribute to her team after she won the 150m race at the Newton Classic Shootout in Johannesburg. The 21-year-old athlete confirmed her prowess in the fast lane by claiming the title for the second straight year, scorching through the tape in what was... Read more
Madibaz to build on setpieces in next Varsity Cup encounter
FNB Madibaz captain Arnouw Nelis hoping that a solid platform in the set pieces will lead to clean possession for the backs when they take on University of Western Cape in their next FNB Varsity Cup rugby fixture. The match will be played on Monday in Cape Town, representing... Read more
Young Madibaz take spirit of ubuntu into Varsity Cup campaign
Despite the challenges they will be facing as a young team, the FNB Madibaz are determined to stand strong against more experienced opposition in this year’s FNB Varsity Cup, which kicks off on Monday. As they finalised their preparations for their opening match against Wits in Johannesburg, coach David... Read more
International collaborative research on student entrepreneurship support inspires master’s study
Student entrepreneurship support at South African public universities to mitigate youth unemployment is the focus of a collaborative project between Nelson Mandela University, University of Pretoria, and Ghent University in Belgium. This topic has inspired the Master’s study of Research Assistant in Business Management Riyaad Ismail to graduate cum laude on... Read more
Assisting organisations to better comply with marine and environmental legislation
Protecting our environment and endangered marine life and the immense importance of the ocean, was the reason behind Andrea Govender’s Master’s in Accounting Research, which created environmental awareness from an auditing perspective. She also developed a corporate governance framework for organisations to better comply with marine and environmental legislation.... Read more

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