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Mandela University academic wins top award
Prof Darelle van Greunen, Director of the Centre for Community Technologies at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, won a R1 million Discovery Foundation Rural Fellowship at the awards ceremony recently. It will boost her development of a mobile application aimed at reducing high drug-resistant TB burden in the... Read more
Young chefs graduate in E Cape
A group of 44 young chefs from Mdantsane has graduated from the Department of Tourism’s National Youth Chefs Training Programme. The young culinary experts are part of the R74 million-NYCTP, which is funded by the National Department of Tourism and implemented by the South African Chefs Association to train... Read more
College promotes new courses in rural Eastern Cape
The Breard Foundation, in partnership with the Ingquza Hill Local Municipality and Lusikisiki District Department of Education, recently held the fifth Heroes Week career expo. The expo was specifically aimed at high school learners. The event forms part of the ‘skilling the nation’ drive. The Heroes Week is celebrated... Read more
NMMU academic excellence recognised by world OEM
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) continues to honour top achievers at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) by sponsoring the annual Ford Premier Award, as it has done since 2001. Master’s Degree graduate Yonela Dube (30) was presented with the Ford Premier Award at the university’s academic... Read more
WSU fully accredited for management programme
WSU’s Butterwoth Campus recently celebrated achieving a SA Board of People Practices accreditation for the Human Resource management programme which coincided with an award ceremony honouring top performing students. The department received their accreditation certificates for the ND: Human Resources Management and B Tech Human Resource Management WSU (Butterworth... Read more
Local learners reach for scholarships
Learners from local high schools in Somerset East, Cookhouse, Bedford and Adelaide have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors who are fulfilling their dreams at universities around the country. “Even though many of our learners do well in their studies,... Read more
WSU looks for youth solutions with Lusikisiki’s Palmerton Community
Dozens of residents in Lusikisiki flocked into the Palmerton Methodist Mission as a team from WSU Directorate of Research Development co-hosted a youth development summit on Saturday, 1 July. Led by acting director of the DRD, Dr Nomabandla Cishe, the team visited Palmerton with hopes of finding out youth challenges... Read more
Common Good First meets at Scottish university
Rhodes University Community Engagement are participating in a unique international EU-funded Common Good First digital project.  Diana Hornby and Sharli Paphitis have just returned from project team meetings in Norway and Scotland. Common Good First is a digital project which will link community projects in South Africa to each... Read more
Paediatricians share skills with EC colleagues
After only six months as a registrar in paediatrics at Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Dr Lunga Mfingwana (29), who hails from the Eastern Cape, was so inspired that he started planning an outreach action to the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha. “It... Read more

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