Citrus, grape by-products could be used to preserve food
Large amounts of citrus and grape by-products that are normally treated as waste and generally disposed of in landfills could potentially be used in the production of natural food preservatives. This is one of the main findings of an interdisciplinary study at Stellenbosch University (SU). “Our research has shown... Read more
UKZN’s youngest dean claims another first
Dean and Head of the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Professor Thabo Msibi was recently honoured with a P-Rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF). Msibi becomes the first education specialist in South Africa to receive this honour. The rating, also known as the President’s... Read more
UWC ranks as one of world’s best universities
Once again, the University of the Western Cape has been declared one of the top 1000 universities in the world, according to the QS World University 2019/2020 rankings; a testament to the University’s growing academic reputation and research achievements. When it came time to compile a link of the... Read more
Madibaz prepares for tough USSA squash challenge
The Madibaz squash team are fired up for the challenge after ending as runners-up last year when they target the University Sport South Africa tournament title in Cape Town. The event will be held at UCT from June 30 to July 5 and the Nelson Mandela University student-athletes will... Read more
UJ sprinter part of World Games contingent
Sprinter Tamzin Thomas is one of nine members of the University of Johannesburg track and field squad primed to make an impact when the World Student Games take place in Italy next month. Including the athletics contingent, UJ have an overall group of 20 representatives who will be competing... Read more
Madibaz golfers primed for USSA title defence
The KPMG Madibaz team will be chasing their third University Sport South Africa title in four years when the annual tournament is played at Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth from June 30 to July 5. Led by captain Jacques Smith, the team will be defending the title they... Read more
UKZN’s new centre a boost for KZN biodiversity, ecology research
The launch of a new research centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Pietermaritzburg will rally research efforts at the institution to meet the threats of environmental change in South Africa’s most biodiverse province head-on by producing robust research on the region’s flora and fauna. This comes at... Read more
Gamification could improve student engagement, student success
Gamification or the application of game elements such as points, badges, leader boards and levels in online learning activities can motivate students to be more engaged with their work and ultimately help them to be successful in their studies. This is according to Dr Samantha Adams a lecturer in... Read more
Pienaar chases more success for UJ squash
Defending champion Alexa Pienaar has her sights set on further success when the University Sport South Africa squash tournament takes place in Cape Town from June 30 to July 5. Not only is the University of Johannesburg star aiming to capture another individual title, she and the team will... Read more
UWC, SABC in historic media partnership
On Tuesday the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Western Cape SABC signed a historic partnership agreement. The provincial broadcaster will assist the UWC Media Society – a student-driven initiative – to enhance the student experience by developing media and broadcasting skills. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),... Read more