Madibaz men qualify for USSA basketball tournament
The Madibaz men’s basketball team have qualified for the University Sport South Africa national tournament this year after coming through to win the Eastern Cape play-offs. The Nelson Mandela University squad played a double round of fixtures against Walter Sisulu University, Fort Hare and Rhodes, with the top two... Read more
UWC’s Tina wins top economics prize
UWC’s Tina Fransman has won the 2018 Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) Founder’s Medal for Best Economics Master’s Thesis in South Africa. Fransman’s thesis, in which she used a multidimensional poverty index (MPI), was based on multidimensional poverty in South Africa between 2001–2016. At the time of writing,... Read more
Ntsababa appointed as UFS registrar
Nikile Ntsababa took up the position of Registrar at the University of the Free State (UFS) on 1 May 2019. His appointment was approved by the UFS Council during its quarterly meeting on 15 March 2019. “Mr Ntsababa is an experienced and knowledgeable university registrar with 10 years of... Read more
Women top UCT’s civil engineering honours class
University of Cape Town (UCT) women are making significant strides in civil engineering, where they account for six of the department’s 11 first-class honours students. Thirty percent of the Department of Civil Engineering’s students are women, according to the department’s Professor Mark Zuidgeest, director of undergraduate studies. The six... Read more
Rhodes students win international accolade
Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students were awarded the top position in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system. Team E-Smart, Nobuhle Ndebele, Lindokuhle Nene, Reitumetse Nkhahle and Gauta Matlou participated in the 2019 Hult Prize Regional Summit held at the Brookhouse International School... Read more
UFH is under administration
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Naledi Pandor, has appointed, with immediate effect, a respected scientist and former Vice Chancellor of Wits, Professor Loyiso Nongxa as the Administrator of the University of Fort Hare (UFH).  The decision to appoint him follows a range of damning reports in... Read more
SMU student walks away with GO!
This past month Datsun challenged university students across the country to pull the newly launched Datsun GO all the way to their campus through using social media savvy skills. Students stood a chance to win the new Datsun GO by tweeting #GO with specific details about their campus. Vhugala... Read more
SPU academic explores Karoo human pasts
Before the Anthropocene: Human pasts in Karoo landscapes Published recently in the African Journal of Range and Forage Science, Professor David Morris has researched the fascinating subject of early human settlements in the so-called “untouched, pristine and wide open” typically characterised Karoo landscapes. “The human footprint is relatively diffuse... Read more
First Fulbright scholars at SPU
FIRST FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS AT SPU The two American women cycling up the hill daily (on SPU bikes), from Belgravia to SPU, are the University’s first Fulbright Scholars.  Adeola Ajirotutu is from New York City.  She has an undergraduate degree, in Religious and Italian Studies, from the University of Pittsburgh;... Read more
Blue flag training for beach stewards
The Department of Tourism hosted a graduation ceremony to honour 18 women and 17 male beach stewards from the KwaZulu-Natal who participated in the Blue Flag Training Programme, at the Carousel Holiday Resort, Hibberdene, this morning. Officiated by Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe, learners received certification in Environmental, Education, Training... Read more