SAICE award for urine research project
Caption: Dr Dyllon Randall (left), with civil engineering graduate Tinashe Chipako, winner of the 2018 South African Institution of Civil Engineering National Investigative Project Showdown.   Civil engineering graduate Tinashe Chipako has won the 2018 South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) National Investigative Project (IP) Showdown for South African... Read more
VUT Science Park prints a prosthetic leg for research purposes
The VUT Design Department handed over 3D-printed socket component of a below-the-knee amputation prosthetic leg to Mark Poole, a patient of Dr Heinrich Grimsehl, a renowned prosthetist at The Arc. Rehabilitation Centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The socket, which is currently made from carbon fibre, attaches the prosthesis to... Read more
Research to take centre stage at health summit
The upcoming Research and Innovation Summit by the Gauteng Health Department is expected to tackle the use of research as a means to deliver an effective health system. “The overarching objective is to increase awareness about the need to use evidence based research and improve stakeholder participation in the... Read more
Open up access to advance healthcare
Caption: Associate Professor Stevan Bruijns, and two undergraduate health science students, Suniti Sinha (left) and Mmapheladi Mosly Maesela (right) found that one out of six African emergency medicine publications was cost-prohibitive.   Within a context categorised by an already small emergency medicine research output, one in six African emergency... Read more
Why do brains seize?
Dr Joseph Raimondo has always been fascinated with the brain, and from a young age he has endeavoured to understand how it works. As one of five UCT researchers to receive a 2017 Claude Leon Merit Award – which recognises exceptional work by early career academics in the natural... Read more
To the heart of matter
Particle physicist Dr Sahal Yacoob is one of five UCT researchers who received Claude Leon Merit Awards in 2017. These awards recognise meritorious scholarly work by early-career academics in natural sciences, medical sciences (excluding clinical research) and engineering. The award will support his research on the Higgs boson, the... Read more
Open up access to advance healthcare
Caption: Associate Professor Stevan Bruijns, and two undergraduate health science students, Suniti Sinha (left) and Mmapheladi Mosly Maesela (right) found that one out of six African emergency medicine publications was cost-prohibitive.   Within a context categorised by an already small emergency medicine research output, one in six African emergency... Read more
NRF recognises TUT’s brightest research minds
Six of the Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) brightest research minds recently received National Research Foundation(NRF) ratings, after dedicating years towards research and study within a particular field and proving their high standards of research. ​​​​With so much experience, these NRF researchers are acknowledged as thought leaders and influencers... Read more
Covering ground in her research
The inaugural lecture of Prof Veronica Ngole-Jeme, Department of Environmental Sciences, titled Soil matters, took place on 27 July 2017. The title of the lecture was informed by the desire to highlight the role of soil properties in the significance of soils. The lecture indicated how Ngole-Jeme was introduced to... Read more
Family physicians make vital contribution to health care
​​​They may be few in number, but South Africa’s family physicians make a significant contribution to health care in the country. They help to strengthen the country’s district health system and improve the health and well-being of millions of people who can’t afford medical insurance. This is one of... Read more