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Coega launches high gear programme this month
To kick off Nelson Mandela Month celebration activities, the Coega Development Corporation, in collaboration with the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) Eastern Cape, launched the “High Gear Programme” on 10 July 2023. The Programme aims to provide opportunities for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) learners to gain... Read more
How to implement strategies that benefit both communities and University students
Community Engagement should form a vital component of any successful and responsible higher education provider, not only because it is a moral imperative, but also because it is one of three key pillars of higher education alongside Teaching & Learning and Research. However, this important pillar is often an... Read more
New energy; new careers: Skills opens doors
A technical training programme seeking to assist the South African renewable energy industry in developing local skills has given 15 young people from Ceres access to a variety of career opportunities. Having successfully completed phase 1 of this globally compliant training programme, the group will commence the second phase... Read more
UFS MAGIC lab: Go-to geological drone imaging group in SA
Did you know that one can photograph a plant so clearly from a distance that it is likely to detect the health of its leaves? Or can you contemplate the possibility of taking a photograph of three similar-looking rocks, being able to distinguish them from each other due to... Read more
VUT Welcomes New Vice Chancellor and Principal
The Council of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Ntate Dan Kgwadi as its Vice-Chancellor and Principal with effect from 01 February 2022. He takes over the VUT reins from Prof Maggie Linington who graciously steered the institution during the interim... Read more
Learnings from the 2021 matric results
The academic year of 2021 will undoubtedly be regarded as an extraordinary year – one that significantly disrupted learning and brought about unprecedented challenges, particularly for the matric Class of 2021. When the time came for the 2021 matric results to be released, one would have expected that the... Read more
Applications for filmmaker traineeship extended
Due to a surge of interest from filmmakers from Africa and the Diaspora, the Realness Institute, in partnership with Netflix, has announced an extension for submissions for the 2022 Episodic Lab and Development Executive Traineeship (DET) programmes. Applicants will now have until 21 January 2022 to apply. The Episodic... Read more
Fertiliser from urine: winning master’s research underscores SDGs
Human urine is treated as a mere waste product, millions of litres flushed away daily. But this liquid gold is rich in nitrogen in the form of urea, which is most often used as a fertiliser. University of Cape Town (UCT) civil engineering master’s candidate Hlumelo Marepula has won... Read more
Culture, Flexibility, Ethics and an eye on the future take centre stage as students identify the most attractive employers in South Africa
Results of the Universum’s Talent Survey – South Africa 2021 Students Engineering and technology professions are still in high demand this year Digital engagement from employers is considered beneficial Business success and presence are closely tied to attractiveness as employers Johannesburg, 05 August 2021 – Success, presence and culture... Read more

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