CPUT online fashion show to raise awareness of Covid-19
Students will be able to show off their creative skills by designing and creating garments for an online fashion show. The national lockdown has prompted The Department of Student Affairs (Student Development and Student Housing) to launch the Green Campus Initiative (GCI) Online Fashion Show. Together with the GCI... Read more
UWC, SU isolate SA’s first lab culture of SARS-CoV-2
While much of the scientific and medical community rushes to develop therapeutic agents for COVID-19 based on clinical data, getting a better understanding of the brand-new virus remains crucial. That’s why it’s so important that South Africa obtained its very first known laboratory isolate of SARS-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on... Read more
Maths Identity project helps learners with reasoning
Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Maths Identity project helps primary school learners with mathematic reasoning and stimulates positive attitude towards mathematics. The project, aimed at engaging 80 Mathematics Education final year students in a school environment, is another example of how SU is an engaged teaching and learning hub that supports... Read more
‘Recorded alone, but singing together’
Performing artists have found themselves in a vacuum without their audiences during the COVID-19-imposed lockdown. But VOX Cape Town, created by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr John Woodland and Kyle Paulssen, got around lockdown by launching its first virtual choral performance for Freedom Day on 27 April. Woodland... Read more
UWC celebrates 60 years
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year amid extraordinary circumstances. “UWC’s motto, Respice Prospice (looking back, looking forward), reminds us of the foundation the University was built out of the struggle against apartheid, forging its way into becoming a world-class learning and... Read more
Stellenbosch botanist rediscovers extinct species
One of the first recorded species to have been lost to forestry and agriculture in the Western Cape in the 1800s, a type of fountain bush from the pea family that used to grow next to mountain streams in the Tulbagh region, have been rediscovered. Psoralea cataracta was discovered... Read more
New centre tracks COVID-19 social fracture
The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change, incubated by the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business, has launched a six-month project that will use social media analytics and advocacy to combat the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus... Read more
UWC celebrating its 60th anniversary
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year amid extraordinary circumstances. “UWC’s motto, Respice Prospice (looking back, looking forward), reminds us of the foundation the University has built out of the struggle against apartheid, forging its way into becoming a world-class learning and... Read more
National survey of student mental health launched
Students often face many mental health problems and don’t always get the support they need. And with the disruptions and uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are their mental disorders could get worse. To assess the mental health and support needs of South Africa’s undergraduate students, a national... Read more
UWC plan ensures students finish 2020 academic year
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has devised a comprehensive plan to ensure that students are permitted to complete the 2020 academic year. This is notwithstanding the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic remains unpredictable, and the situation locally and abroad remains extremely fluid. While our contingencies follow a... Read more