Maties expert assists COVID-19 task force to make sports events safer
intended to help organisers assess the risk of staging an event tool recognises the status of the pandemic where the event is taking place and free of charge to all mass participation endurance events outlines mandatory mitigation measures to be undertaken by the event organisers Photo of Prof Wayne... Read more
Visually-impaired student sticks to her vision
Conchitta Jacobs who has been awarded the National Diploma: Electrical Engineering: Power Systems Cum Laude during today’s inaugural digital graduation ceremony, was once devastated and thought that her career was over when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. Retinitis pigmentosa is a rare, inherited degenerative eye disease that causes severe... Read more
Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien species
much more action is needed 1 422 alien species that have become naturalised or invasive in SA …role of emerging pathways such as the online trade in unusual pets and plants for ornamental horticulture, and the transport of species across oceans on rafts of plastic pollution species transported through... Read more
Madonsela and colleagues unpack De Beer judgement
key message distilled from the judgement is the Government’s duty to undertake a human rights impact assessment which includes an equality assessment before it implements any law or policy. clear message was the need for the government to only exercise power given to it and to do so only... Read more
COVID-19: Digitising ICU improves patient care while protecting healthcare staff
new digital system will capture patient and specialist data through the use of cameras, tablet computers, and voice and electronic notes onto a central database that will enable specialists to monitor patients remotely positive spin-off of installing cameras at COVID-19 ICU beds is that it could potentially facilitate video... Read more
UCT student entrepreneurs in regional competition
It was game on as budding University of Cape Town (UCT) student entrepreneurs went head to head during the internal round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition, which took place between 25 and 29 May, sending eight participants to the regional leg of the competition. UCT’s top student entrepreneurs will battle... Read more
New book a treasure trove of information on invasive species
alien trees consume about 5% of our scarce water resources direct threat to the survival of almost half of 1 600 native species listed in South Africa’s Red Data List. information on 1 422 alien species including plants, birds, mammals, fish very few, if any, books that give such a comprehensive... Read more
CPUT online fashion show to raise awareness of Covid-19
Students will be able to show off their creative skills by designing and creating garments for an online fashion show. The national lockdown has prompted The Department of Student Affairs (Student Development and Student Housing) to launch the Green Campus Initiative (GCI) Online Fashion Show. Together with the GCI... Read more
UWC, SU isolate SA’s first lab culture of SARS-CoV-2
While much of the scientific and medical community rushes to develop therapeutic agents for COVID-19 based on clinical data, getting a better understanding of the brand-new virus remains crucial. That’s why it’s so important that South Africa obtained its very first known laboratory isolate of SARS-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on... Read more
Maths Identity project helps learners with reasoning
Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Maths Identity project helps primary school learners with mathematic reasoning and stimulates positive attitude towards mathematics. The project, aimed at engaging 80 Mathematics Education final year students in a school environment, is another example of how SU is an engaged teaching and learning hub that supports... Read more

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