New Enactus Ford C3 projects to improve SA lives
Job creation, economic empowerment, recycling and environmental sustainability are the key focus areas for four new student-driven community projects selected by global NPO Enactus and the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3). “The purpose of Ford C3 is to challenge colleges and universities to partner with their local communities... Read more
Witsies recognised in M&G’s 200 Young South Africans 2017
More than 25 Witsies are included in this year’s Mail & Guardian list for the most notable young SAs under the age of 35. The recognition attests to the quality of leaders Wits University produces and grooms. Now in its 12th year, the supplement showcases the young stars who are making sterling... Read more
UP’s legal eagle student scores dramatic racing win
The Idube karting circuit in the KZN Midlands was the scene of an historic triumph for women drivers on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Young Pretoria Law student Ivana Cetinich scored a dramatic win in Race Two of the fastest and most competitive karting class in kart racing. And she was followed... Read more
Boston Media House PR students help Thembalami aged
Every year the Boston Media House Sandton Public Relations third year students are tasked with choosing a charitable organisation that they can ‘adopt’ and help to raise awareness and funds for as part of their experiential learning.  This year the Class of 2017 chose Thembalami Old Age Care Centre in Lombardy, east of Johannesburg that cares for more than... Read more
Alert: Suspected bogus international university in central Pretoria
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is investigating the owners of a suspected fraudulent international University on allegations of operating an illegal private institution in central Pretoria. This after several complaints from prospective students and the public regarding a suspected bogus institution operating under the name –... Read more
Groundbreaking disruptive technology to save rhino
People the world over, as well as conservationists are fast becoming desperate as the rhino population is nearing extinction resulting from poaching. Whilst the innocence of animals in the wildlife are battling the survival of the fittest, other factors on the rise are that humans are becoming avengers, inflicting... Read more
In 2016, Schneider Electric, in conjunction with Nomade des mers, hosted a low-tech competition that was facilitated by the Schneider Electric Head Office in Midrand. Various institutions participated, including the VaVUT and French South African Schneider Electric Education Centre (FSASEC). The aim of the competition was to expose students... Read more
The Wits alumnus is among a select group, including seven Nobel laureates, who have received this honour. In a statement on 29 June 2017, the Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) said Dr Fanaroff was awarded the 2017 Jansky Lectureship for his exceptional contributions to radio astronomy and... Read more
Investec CEO, Stephen Koseff, tells graduands that together, under the banner of a common purpose, there are no limits to what South Africa can achieve, South Africans need to work together and find a new social pact that transcends ideologies and backgrounds and unite under a common goal to... Read more
Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) and ABSA have launched a training intervention, the Advanced Programme in Debt Review (piloted in 2016), with a group of 23 delegates in the banking and credit provider industries successfully completing their training earlier in 2017. Relevant to employees in the banks and... Read more