Nelson Mandela University: Research helping rural community
A guesthouse in the remote Riemvasmaak conservancy area in the Northern Cape now has cost-effective access to water. This is thanks to a solar pump station developed by Nelson Mandela University’s Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre, in collaboration with the merSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training).... Read more
Collaboration vital for tourism research
  Conferences are a very important way of promoting tourism to South Africa. Although the numbers are often small, the visits by these high-end spenders translate into a high return, Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism, told delegates to the Seventh International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) Biennial Conference hosted by... Read more
UJ Professors named among the 2018 A-Rated NRF researchers
Two academics from the University of Johannesburg UJ) have been named among the recipients of the 2018 National Research Foundation (NRF) top honours awards in the science and research field. Professor Jan Dirk Kramers from the Department of Geology and Prof Anthony Onwuegbuzie, a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education,... Read more
Awards for Wits researchers advancing science for society
The National Research Foundation has recognised Wits researchers for advancing their fields. The annual NRF Awards recognise research excellence in South Africa and progress in building an inclusive scientific community. The 2018 awards, in Port Elizabeth on 26 September, were themed Advancing Science for Societal Benefit. Mrs. Natalie Benjamin-Damons, a lecturer... Read more
University of Pretoria academic wins Global Young Research Award
The University of Pretoria extends its congratulations to Dr Taryn Bond-Barnard of the UP Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM), who’s been honoured with this year’s Global Young Researcher Award in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The award is administered by the International Project Management Association (IPMA), one of two... Read more
FDA commends Rhodes’ Biopharmaceutics Research Institute
During March this year, the Rhodes University Biopharmaceutics Research Institute (BRI) was inspected by the USA’s Food & Drug Administration (US FDA) and recently received notification that the audit was successful, a great tribute and acknowledgement despite its relatively small size and modest funding. The BRI has a long-standing... Read more
PhD Research zooms in on ADHD in Higher Education
UKZN staffer, Dr Faaiza Shaikh, is thrilled after graduating with a PhD in Psychology which explores the management of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms experienced by students with the disorder at the University. She examined the use of Mindfulness Breathing Meditation as a coping mechanism for addressing... Read more
Engaged Scholarship at Unisa (CSET) – Learner Research Summit
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) at the University of South Africa (UNISA) under the leadership of Professor Bhekie Mamba engages with many communities as part of its community engagement initiatives to promote science, engineering and technology (SET) as a possible career choice for learners. The College does... Read more
PhD intern researcher presents paper at Political Science Congress
Mr Lukhona Mnguni, a PhD intern researcher at the Maurice Webb Race Relations Unit (MWRRU) in the School of Social Sciences, recently attended the 25th World Congress of Political Science. This Congress was held in Brisbane, Australia, under the theme Borders and Margins. It brought together over 2 000... Read more
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