BankSETA awards over R1m to Graduate Centre for Management
The Bank Sector Education and Training Authority (BankSETA) has awarded R1.19 million to the Graduate Centre for Management’s Business Incubation and Innovation Centre (BIIC) as a research partner to conduct cutting-edge research. Lecturer Judith Smith said the Centre’s partnership with the SETA will run up to March 2023 and... Read more
SU researcher studies infant feeding practices
Dr Moleen Dzikiti (Zunza) from the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics was recently awarded a grant of more than R2.6m to study infant feeding practices among women living with HIV. The grant is from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), which is a public-public partnership between... Read more
Farmers, researchers collaborate to make waste useful
A workshop convened by the Rural Development and Innovation Hub (RDIH) at the University of Limpopo (UL), has convened small-scale farmers and researchers to collaborate on practices of using waste as energy. The one-day workshop was the first phase of the RDIH study on “Waste-to-energy practices on small-scale farms”... Read more
World leading HIV vaccinologist now Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research at Wits
Professor Lynn Morris takes the reins today for five years as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation at Wits University. Morris has demonstrable experience in research management and leadership and will drive the research agenda as the University approaches its centenary in 2022. Her appointment acknowledges her extensive research... Read more
Exploring ways to value water
Researchers from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) transdisciplinary Future Water Institute recently highlighted some of their projects that explore different ways of valuing water. This is in keeping with the theme for this year’s World Water Day on 22 March: “Valuing water” – determining what water means to people, understanding its... Read more
UP part of global team that reveals behaviour of magnetic fields around black holes
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration – which produced the first-ever image of a black hole and of which the University of Pretoria (UP) is an associate institute – has revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: what it looks like... Read more
Study shows children with TB desperately need continued care
Many children with tuberculosis (TB) don’t receive the necessary treatment because of challenges with diagnosis and reporting. A relatively simple, hospital-based intervention could help to reduce the gap in reporting when children are diagnosed at hospitals and ensure a continuation of TB care once they’re discharged back to their... Read more
Dr Gina Chowa received prestigious research from University of North Carolina
Dr Gina Chowa, CSDA Research Associate has been named the Johnson-Howard-Adair Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work. This endowed professorship recognises a leading scholar whose work is focused on the impact and influence of poverty on individuals, families... Read more
Biodegradable cigarette butts have unintended consequences on the environment
With an estimated 5.6 trillion cigarette butts discarded every year, smoking has in more ways than one become one of the leading causes of environmental pollution in the world. Now a group of third year microbiology students from Stellenbosch University (SU) have determined that even so-called environmentally-friendly biodegradable cigarettes... Read more
SU researchers reimagine housing post COVID-19 with a return to the kraal
A return to the ‘kraal’ – or at least a dwelling around a central courtyard and water feature – can just be the secret to unlocking successful housing in years to come. This is according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers from across Sub-Saharan Africa and specifically Stellenbosch University... Read more

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