Young researchers highlight biodiversity of Golden Gate at international colloquium
Jacob Mabena, Dineo Modise, and Zama Shandu are some of the young and brightest researchers on the Qwaqwa Campus. This was confirmed when their posters, summarising their research, were selected as the best during the Afromontane Research Unit Colloquium. Study beneficial to livestock farmers in Golden Gate  Mabena’s poster was... Read more
Science is diversifying the uses of traditional medicines
According to the World Health Organisation, a large majority of the African population are making use of traditional medicines for health, socio-cultural, and economic purposes. In Africa, up to 80% of the population uses traditional medicines for primary healthcare. The Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) was identified as a lead programme... Read more
UP researcher honoured at Commonwealth Science Conference
Osmond Mlonyeni, a doctoral student at the University of Pretoria (UP), was selected as one of the top three presenters at the student and postdoctoral session at the Commonwealth Science Conference, held in Singapore in June this year. Mlonyeni received a travel grant worth up to £6 000 (approximately R100 000)... Read more
Perspective on Africa’s development
Nations that have excelled in innovation have benefited from substantial government investment in building a higher quality higher education system and training young minds in science, technology, IT and maths (STEM) and related fields said Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius. Speaking at the British Council’s Going... Read more
Crick African Network to train top African scientists
The Francis Crick Institute and five partner institutes in Africa have today announced a fellowship programme to train African researchers to tackle infectious diseases in their home countries. The programme, called the Crick African Network, is supported by a £6 million grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund, a... Read more
Top PhD graduates hailed for excellent research in development and historical studies
The Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development and the International Studies Group celebrated its PhD graduates on 26 June 2017. The four graduates were joined by their PhD promoters Prof Ian Phimister and Prof Melanie Walker, the dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, and... 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
Nuclear medicine on the forefront of cancer research
The field of nuclear medicine in South Africa and the rest of the world are expanding rapidly due to the development of hybrid cameras and new radiopharmaceuticals. These developments have a huge impact on the diagnosis and therapy of cancer. The most advanced of these cameras, Positron emission tomography... Read more
WSU looks for youth solutions with Lusikisiki’s Palmerton Community
Dozens of residents in Lusikisiki flocked into the Palmerton Methodist Mission as a team from WSU Directorate of Research Development co-hosted a youth development summit on Saturday, 1 July. Led by acting director of the DRD, Dr Nomabandla Cishe, the team visited Palmerton with hopes of finding out youth challenges... Read more
The South African weather service and the Central University Of Technology, Free State foster collaboration
Today marks the official kick-off of the programme of action for an MOU that was signed between the South African Weather Service (SAWS) and CUT.  The ceremony was jointly attended by Jerry Lengoasa, CEO- SAWS and Prof. Yali Woyessa, acting Dean faculty of engineering and information technology, CUT. The... Read more