UWC’s Tina wins top economics prize
UWC’s Tina Fransman has won the 2018 Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) Founder’s Medal for Best Economics Master’s Thesis in South Africa. Fransman’s thesis, in which she used a multidimensional poverty index (MPI), was based on multidimensional poverty in South Africa between 2001–2016. At the time of writing,... Read more
Women top UCT’s civil engineering honours class
University of Cape Town (UCT) women are making significant strides in civil engineering, where they account for six of the department’s 11 first-class honours students. Thirty percent of the Department of Civil Engineering’s students are women, according to the department’s Professor Mark Zuidgeest, director of undergraduate studies. The six... Read more
R380 million for Mitchell’s Plan TVET college
The Department of Higher Education and Training will build a R380 million Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Campus of False Bay College in Mitchell’s Plain in Cape Town. This announcement was made by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor at Beacon Hill High School,... Read more
Cape Town invests millions in EPWP
Council approves funding to upskill EPWP participants The City of Cape Town Council approved an amount of R13,78 million to upskill Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) participants during a Council Sitting on 28 March 2019. The funds will be disbursed to Business Process Enabling South Africa (BPeSA) Western Cape... Read more
UWC prepares undergrad students for work
Sandiswa Sidelo is a top academic achiever at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). To the outside world it appeared she had it all, but she was struggling. “I was depressed, lonely and stopped believing in myself because of my past failures. My vision was not clear because... Read more
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