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
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
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
Madibaz will stay grounded says Prinsloo
The FNB Madibaz rugby team are riding the crest of a wave in the FNB Varsity Shield this season, but star loose forward Bevan Prinsloo says they will stay humble and remain focused on their goals. Prinsloo was named the Player that Rocks after scoring four tries in the... Read more
SPAR Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run for the whole family
An occasion the whole family can enjoy is the underlying theme of the SPAR Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run, which takes place in East London on Sunday November 25. The event includes 8km and 4km races and the sponsors believe it is the perfect opportunity to herald the start... Read more
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... 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