CIPHER grant supports HIV research
Dr Elona Toska, a postdoctoral research fellow in the AIDS and Society Research Unit (ASRU) and an associate lecturer in the Department of Sociology, is one of two UCT recipients of a prestigious Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) grant. The second awardee is Dr Millicent... Read more
Reputable journal calls for editorial services of UFS researcher
Researcher in the UFS Institute for Groundwater Studies, Prof Abdon Atangana, is editor of more than 23 international accredited journals of Applied Mathematics. With his reputation as editor Prof Atangana was contacted by the editor-in-chief and senior publisher of Elsevier to join the editorial board of the journal on chaos solitons and fractals.... Read more
Scientist unveils ground-breaking fossil discovery
South Africa’s leading researcher on Devonian marginal marine ecosystems and early vertebrates – or ancient fish and early tetrapods – Dr Robert Gess has announced the ground-breaking discovery of what is believed to be a 360 million-year-old fossil. The two new species, named Tutusius and Umzantsia, are Africa’s earliest... Read more
Research Week launch focuses on the need for research visibility in Africa
Rhodes’ Research Week kicked off yesterday with talks highlighting the importance of research visibility, language preservation and use and stakeholder unity. Rhodes University Library (RUL) and the Research Office launched their second annual Research Week event at Rhodes University’s Postgraduate Commons yesterday. Research Week will run over the remainder... Read more
Masters Graduate explores potential contribution of Rumi’s work to Adult Education
School Principal Mr Muhammad Reza Ebrahim graduated with a Masters in Education. Ebrahim’s dissertation explored the potential contribution of Jalaludin Rumi’s (1207-1273) work to Freirean emancipatory adult education. Adopting a post-colonial lens, his study evaluated the misrepresentation of Islam, Sufism and Rumi by some scholars and writers in the... Read more
Africa-centred energy technologies are safe and sustainable
Clean, safe and sustainable energy is a rare commodity in Africa and access to it is a challenge that many communities encounter. One such community is Thembelihle informal settlement near Lenasia. Although it was formally electrified in 2016, community members still resort to using wood fires and paraffin stoves... Read more
Thuthuka Grant awards for five UKZN researchers
Five researchers in the School of Life Science’s Biotechnology cluster on the Westville campus have been awarded National Research Foundation (NRF) Thuthuka Grants to support their work. Dr Oliver Zishiri and Dr Matthew Adeleke of the Genetics Discipline, Dr Nontobeko Eunice Mvubu of Microbiology, and PhD candidate Ms Seipati Mokhosi and Dr Karen Pillay of Biochemistry received grants for their work... Read more
Research group rethinks white societies in Southern Africa
Profs David Roediger and Jonathan Hyslop, international delegates who presented keynote addresses at the workshop. Photo: Eugene Seegers     Poor, Precarious, White? Rethinking white societies in Southern Africa, 1930s-1990s is a two-day workshop that was recently convened by the International Studies Group (ISG) with financial support from the office... Read more
College of Health Sciences launches infectious diseases research programme
Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) – an Africa-led, multi-disciplinary research programme – has been launched by the College of Health Sciences at the Mgedula Primary School in Ingwavuma in northern KwaZulu-Natal. ‘The project explores and draws lessons from ways different African health systems tackle infectious diseases,’ said TIBA... Read more
Wits Oral Health sinks its teeth into World Oral Health Day
In South Africa, over 60% of primary school children suffer from dental decay and more than 80% of these children remain untreated for the disease. Ninety percent of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime. World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated annually on 20... Read more