International Travel Allowed for South Africans
South African’s studying abroad will welcome the announcement that international travel is now back on the cards. The Department of Home Affairs confirmed on 23 May 2020 that international travel will be allowed for South Africans, who fall within limited categories. CategoriesThe main categories which will be allowed are... Read more
Newly remote: Develop your soft skills to boost your career
Working from home has brought into sharp focus the importance of soft skills and global competencies – and are allowing those employees who were previously overlooked in the office environment to shine, an education expert says. “Until recently, soft skills had to be content with a nod, while applause... Read more
Online academy to provide skills for youth
A life-skills academy, dedicated to inspiring young minds, has launched an online platform to provide South African teenagers and young adults with the vital skills required to build successful and fulfilling careers and enhance their quality of life. The brainchild of Pride Factor MD Dene Botha recently honoured as... Read more
Researcher receives doctorate in cheese-making
Farmers with a few cows and the necessary space available could for around R24 000 start their own artisan cheesemaking business. So says Dr Faith Nyamakwere of the Department of Animal Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU). She recently received her PhD in Animal Sciences in the SU Faculty of AgriSciences... Read more
Educational institutions embrace new digital reality
Robert Speed, Vice President for Middle East and Africa at Blackboard Adopting a suitable and robust online learning strategy is key to maintaining academic continuity for institutions of higher learning. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound and indelible effect on all aspects of society, sweeping in disruptive... Read more
UWC celebrating its 60th anniversary
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year amid extraordinary circumstances. “UWC’s motto, Respice Prospice (looking back, looking forward), reminds us of the foundation the University has built out of the struggle against apartheid, forging its way into becoming a world-class learning and... Read more
Flocking: UP academic’s research
With the reality of COVID-19 facing many, a psychosocial support organisation is making use of the concept of “flocking” to provide some hope with the help of research conducted by Professor Liesel Ebersöhn of the University of Pretoria (UP). “Flocking shows behaviours that are implied by ubuntu, and refers... Read more
VC pays it forward with new scholarship for black women
University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has self-funded a new scholarship and a prize for black South African women studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at postgraduate level at UCT. The aim is to pay it forward and drive transformation at the university and... Read more
Cutting-edge research can improve Africa: Dr Ocaya
With the Fourth Industrial Revolution becoming a reality, Dr Richard Ocaya’s research is receptive to the fact that Africa and the world need to re-imagine their research. His research focuses on electronic instrumentation design for scientific measurements, computational physics on atomic nano-atomic structures, and semiconducting organic compounds materials built on silicon... Read more
Get ready for your first job search
Your first job search after graduation can be both exciting and terrifying, particularly in South Africa where many qualified people compete for a limited number of vacancies. But the experience can be made much more rewarding, and the chances of success greater, by following a few simple guidelines, an... Read more