Researcher’s memory loss cure breakthrough
A new medical breakthrough by WSU’s pharmacognostic researcher, Dr Taiwo Olayemi Elufioye could help recover memory loss through a groundbreaking anti-aging drug discovery at the university. In her research study titled: “Metabolomic Profiling of Selected Medicinal Plants With Memory Enhancing And Related Potentials Using Direct Or Hyphenated Spectroscopic Methods”... Read more
SPU chancellor appointed as Concourt judge
The Chancellor of Sol Plaatje University, Judge Stevan Majiedt, was appointed on 11 September 2019, by President Cyril Ramaphosa to serve on the Constitutional Court, as one of two new appointments made to replace the vacancies left by the retirement of Justices Dikgang Moseneke and Bess Nkabinde.  The other... Read more
Mechatronics students get exposed to manufacturing
A key strategic objective of the Nelson Mandela University Isuzu Chair in Mechatronics is to provide assistance for manufacturing-related development and problem-solving at Isuzu, as well as at local automotive suppliers. Through research and innovation, the Chair in Mechatronics facilitates co-operation between industry and academia with the aim to... Read more
NWU leads in transport economics, logistics management
With Transport Month almost at an end, the North-West University’s Karen Visser, a lecturer in transport economics, explains why this is such an important field and how the university is building the workforce of South Africa. How it all started The NWU’s subject group Transport Economics and Logistics Management... Read more
Belief a common thread in NMU’s Senekal success
Belief in her own ability has played a major role in cementing Ischke Senekal’s status as one of South Africa’s finest field athletes. And it has been bolstered by a similar belief shown by those around her. This year, the Bestmed Madibaz Athletics Club star was again crowned national... Read more
EC universities to co-host conference on economy
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) will together with the four Eastern Cape Universities host the Emerging Views on Eastern Cape (EC) Economy Conference in Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) on the 30 September 2019. This emerging research platform is an attempt... Read more
Senate committees propose SU adopts Global Research Code
Two Senate committees have recommended that Stellenbosch University (SU) formally adopts the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings (www.globalcodeofconduct.org) at its next Senate meeting in November 2019. The Research Ethics Committee of Senate made this recommendation at its scheduled meeting last week (Friday 30 August 2019)... Read more
Madibaz football star wants to make an impact
Talented Madibaz football player Siwaphiwe Maso is determined to make the most of his opportunity after being selected for the Nedbank Cup Ke Yona team to play this weekend. The squad of 18 was selected after a series of regional trials around the country which started in East London... Read more
SU offers PG programmes in biomedical engineering
“The Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBE) at Stellenbosch University (SU) will offer its new postgraduate programmes from 2020,” says Prof Martin Nieuwoudt, Director of the IBE. “Biomedical engineering is a progressive and exciting field aimed at improving or solving health-related problems through multidisciplinary fields such as physics, mathematics, sciences... Read more
“South Africa belongs to all – not some – who live in it,” says Chief Justice
“The government of the day should be based on the will of the people and must be led by people who deserve to lead us.” These were the words of Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, during a prestige lecture delivered in the... Read more