Chrysalis graduates can contribute to creating a safer Western Cape
Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says the Chrysalis graduates have an excellent opportunity to now contribute to creating a safer Western Cape. While delivering the key note address during the formal graduation ceremony of 18 BRAVO today, at the Chrysalis Academy in Tokai, Minister Winde said: “The graduates... Read more
UCT Famelab winner using light to ensure food security in times of drought
“It is said that what hides in the dark will be revealed in the light. So what if I told you that I want to use light to illuminate one of the most prominent issues in the darkest times of drought?” This was Nyasha Chimhandamba’s opening to the winning... Read more
College changes lives
After completing their studies, many students struggle to find employment. This is as a result of many employers looking for graduates with work experience. At West Coast TVET College, assisting graduates to acquire the necessary experience has become a big focus. A Placement Unit was established in 2015 under... Read more
Snoek study lauded
A recent study into the nutritional benefits of snoek has proven what Capetonians have always known – that the fish not only tastes great but is good for you too. Compared to its expensive counterparts like salmon, trout and cod, snoek is often perceived as a low value fish,... Read more
Varsity mountain bike race venue fit for connoisseurs
Participants in the second Varsity MTB Challenge can expect a connoisseur experience when Nederburg Wines host the two-day race at their estate in Paarl later this year. ASG events operations manager Darren Herbst said Nederburg’s continued involvement added much value to what they were promoting as the ultimate alumni... Read more
New hermit crab species
It has green eyes, a girl’s name and, like other parapagurid species, piggybacks its tentacled lodgers around in a unique biological marriage called symbiosis. Meet Paragiopagurus atkinsonae, a new species of deep-water hermit crab found only in a tiny area off the West Coast of South Africa. The wee beastie... Read more
Baby Protea Stephanie Brandt ready for Netball World Youth Cup
A Matie, a Southern Sting and now a Baby Protea. Goalkeeper Stephanie Brandt (21), who has represented Maties on the netball court since her first year in 2015, will represent South Africa at the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana from 8-16 July. The tournament is held every four years.... Read more
Alert: Fine art college in Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg illegal
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) would like to reiterate that the annulment of an operating licence for the Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design (CFAD) College effected in November 2016 still remains. The Institution has until 31 December 2017 to phase out pipe-line students. Similarly... Read more
Personal mobile platform helps prevent spread of HIV
While mobile platforms are becoming an increasingly common medical and public health tool, few evaluations of their effectiveness exist. A new joint doctoral thesis from the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Sweden and Stellenbosch University (SU) shows that using mobile platforms for recently circumcised men can reduce the spread of... Read more
Stellenbosch university study finds wastewater can fight infections
Municipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found. “Certain bacteria in municipal wastewater produce antimicrobial compounds or biosurfactants that can help prevent the growth of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms which cause serious infections in humans,”... Read more