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Dr Michele Ruiters elected President of Rhodes University Convocation
Rhodes University Alumni have entrusted Dr Michele Ruiters with the role of President of Convocation. She is a senior lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) that is associated with the University of Pretoria. Ruiters teaches human and organisational behaviour courses, diversity, equality and inclusion. She is... Read more
Rhodes’ HKE academic named President of Ergonomics Society of South Africa
Lecturer in human kinetics and ergonomics (HKE), Dr Jonathan Davy, has been elected President of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA) for three years, an apt celebration for his decade-long membership of the society. Dr Davy joined ESSA in 2011 as a PhD student. During his earlier years,... Read more
Madibaz coach seeks to build a legacy that will outlast him
New Madibaz rugby coach David Manuel’s long-term aim is to create a sustainable legacy at the highest level. The former professional player, who turned out at fullback for the Blue Bulls, Griquas and Free State, assumed his position in November and has been focused on putting the building blocks... Read more
From walking to school without shoes to doctorate
After years of perseverance, dedication and hard work, the academic career of Dr Simthembile Xeketwana, a lecturer at the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University (SU), has culminated in him receiving his sixth qualification, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum Studies. Xeketwana, the head of Huis Francie van... Read more
Madibaz netballers keen to make an impact at nationals
Players from the SPAR Madibaz Netball Club are eager to impress when they turn out for two Nelson Mandela Bay teams at the SPAR National Championships next week. The tournament, which incorporates senior and U21 sections, will be played at DF Malan High School in Cape Town from December... Read more
WSU granted R3.5 million to develop COVID-19 vaccine
A Memorandum of Agreement between Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHEITA) was signed in November 2021 to conduct pre-clinical trials to test the efficacy of candidate COVID-19 vaccines which have been already developed. This comes after CHIETA boosted the university and the... Read more
Young Madibaz star inspired after water polo Worlds
Madibaz water polo star Erin Harty has been inspired to continue developing her game after competing for South Africa in the Junior World Championships in Israel this month. Although the South Africansfinished 14thin the global event, the 20-year-old said the experience proved to be highly motivational. “This is something... Read more
Four basketball players selected to represent SA squad
Four WSU basketball players have dribbled their way into the national team after helping both the men’s and ladies’ institutional teams finish 9thout of 16 teams overall in the USSA Championships that were held in Pretoria recently. The quartet, Olebogeng Matabane, Keatlegile Ramorwesi, Sindiswa Mbiza and Giovanni Jaftha, are... Read more
WSU inaugurates its first female Vice-Chancellor
On Saturday the 9th of October 2021, WSU celebrated a significant event, by inaugurating its first female Vice-Chancellor at its Zamukulungisa Site in Mthatha. The guests, who included fellow academics, captains of industry, ministers and MECs, as well as traditional leaders, assembled at the Zamukulungisa Great Hall to bear... Read more
New professional doctoral degree now presented Mandela Uni Business School
Nelson Mandela University Business School is making history on the continent by offering an internationally recognised, new doctoral programme for business professionals and specialists. This unique, solutions-driven degree programme is designed to develop crucial skills for executives who have to navigate organisational complexity. “We are indeed proud to add... Read more

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