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
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
Research development tops agenda at WSU
The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Directorate of Research Development (DRD), aims to create an enabling environment for staff and students to be empowered through research knowledge and skills. According to WSU acting research director, Dr Nomabandla Cishe, the University  has a vision to focus on research and community partnership... Read more
Producing physicians for tomorrow and beyond
South Africa’s healthcare system is in the midst of multiple changes. It has to expand access in a skewed system that has historically favoured urban over rural and wealthy over poor, while simultaneously transforming from a hospital- and specialist-centred approach to a patient-centred one in which primary and community-based... 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
A delegation led by UNIVEN’s Senior Professor Georges Ekosse which included Mr Takalani Dzaga, Ms Pinkie Mukhuba and Mrs Livhuwani Nemaangani had an intensive planning session on the forthcoming International Research Congress, from Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 June 2017 at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST),... Read more
UFS language department ramps changes for students
A new curriculum, exciting third-year seminars, and a transition to continuous assessment. These are some of the changes made by the Department of English at the University of the Free State (UFS) over the past few years. The department, which also boasts four National Research Foundation (NRF) researchers, did this to tailor the... Read more