SU spinout company ensures school receives first ever energy efficient certificate in SA
Stellenbosch University (SU) spinout company GreenX Engineering’s initiatives to help equip Cloetesville Primary School in Stellenbosch with energy-saving technology ensured that it became the first school in South Africa to receive an Electrical Performance Certificate (EPC). The school received an A rating for electrical consumption of 17 kWh per... Read more
African collaborations contribute to food security on the continent
Prof Maryke Labuschagne, Professor of Plant Breeding in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS), who is also heading the NRF-SARChI chair in disease resistance and quality in field crops, is working with a group of more than 20 PhD students and postdoctoral... Read more
Prof Melanie Walker elected as HDCA president: a first for the Global South
Prof Melanie Walker, Distinguished Professor in the Centre for Development Support at the University of the Free State (UFS), has been elected as President of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA). This is the first time that the HDCA president is from the Global South.  The HDCA is... Read more
Youth encouraged to pursue science
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr Advaita Singh, has encouraged the youth to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the CSIR. “The CSIR offers a number of opportunities for people whether it is to study at universities through bursaries or shadowing one of... Read more
National School of Government signs agreements with Higher Education Institutions to expand learning opportunities for public servants
The NSG signs agreements with Higher Education Institutions to expand learning opportunities for public servants The National School of Government (NSG) is hosting ten South African Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for a signing ceremony to formalise partnerships to accelerate the delivery of education, training and development programmes aimed at... Read more
SU to help rebuild forgotten Faure
Stellenbosch University (SU) hopes to launch a social impact initiative soon to help the small community of Faure rebuild their forgotten village and restore its natural environment. The project, which will cost an estimated R1,5 million, will be driven by Dr Willem de Clercq and Ms Marlene de Witt of... Read more
WSU study proves success of traditional medicines on pregnant women
A research study at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) has investigated the safety of using traditional medicine by pregnant women. Master of Arts graduate at WSU, AsavelaKasa who recently graduated with cum laude for her research titled Health Seeking Behavior of traditional women Using Traditional Medicine: A case Study of... Read more
Wits Archaeologist named 2021 National Geographic Explorer
Archaeologist and biological anthropologist, Keneiloe Molopyane, is recognised as a trailblazer by the prestigious National Geographic Society. Keneiloe Molopyane was announced as part of the National Geographic Society’s 2021 Emerging Explorer cohort on Tuesday this week. “The Emerging Explorer cohort comprises individuals breaking through in their respective fields with... Read more
Trace Academia officially launches free online vocational training platform in South Africa
Trace, in the presence of the honourable French Minister Elisabeth Moreno and South African partners, today formally announced the inauguration of Trace Academia in South Africa, and the signing of a protocol of cooperation between Trace, Senghor University in Egypt, and Agence Française de Développement (AFD), to create a training... Read more
Madibaz take positives from ‘best student rugby’ in the world
The Nelson Mandela University rugby club will continue to invest in their student-athletes after completing a tough return to the FNB Varsity Cup competition on Sunday. This is the message from Madibaz Sport rugby manager Mthunzi Hewu and coach André Tredoux, who acknowledged that it had not been easy... Read more

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