Education Africa introduces the inaugural Virtual International Marimba and Steelpan Festival!
You can’t stop the music! Education Africa is forging ahead with its International Marimba and Steelpan Festival, but for the first time in a virtual format. Schools, universities colleges and institutions with Marimba and Steelpanbands from around the world will be showcased in several virtual competitions between the 1st... Read more
Bursary roadshow to support Loeriesfontein learners
A bursary application and registration drive has kicked off in Loeriesfontein, to help Grade 12 learners and community membersover the next couple of weeks. Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm’s 2021 bursary applications are now open.To help learners and community members interested in pursuing further studies, a communitysupport... Read more
UKZN Scientist Scoops international Award
Dr Sooraj Baijnath, an honorary research fellow in UKZN’s Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences has won the international Bioanalysis Rising Star Award. Baijnath competed against internationally-recognised young scientists from countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, India and China. He is the first African and South African to... Read more
Collaboration to benefit youth owned businesses
Youth-owned enterprises in the Northern Cape are benefiting from an Economic Development collaboration programme. The programme partnerships includes the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and Droogfontein Solar Power. The programme has identified the gap in start-ups being able to become... Read more
Quintin the robot connects isolated Covid-19 patients with families
Quintin the robot, who has been assisting physicians at Tygerberg Hospital’s Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU), is now also helping to put concerned family members in touch with ICU patients that have had to be isolated – and in some cases, allowing them to say goodbye for the very... Read more
New UK visa for international students
The United Kingdom (UK) government has announced a new points-based visa route to encourage international students to study and live in the UK. South African students interested in starting the application process need to ensure they meet the basic entry requirements; this includes securing an offer from their chosen... Read more
Minister condemns vandalism of university property
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has condemned the torching of the Oval student residence at the Westville campus, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). “The destruction of university property is a criminal offence and all those engaging in such acts must be arrested and... Read more
Poetry Africa Festival promises many highlights after an inspiring launch event
For the 24th consecutive year, the Poetry Africa festival, presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of Kwazulu-Natal from 12 to 17 October 2020, sets the stage for poetry from South Africa and around the world. It promises to be an enriching experience with the sound of... Read more
Local ICT skills in high demand despite economic downturn
Cape Town is home to almost 60% of South African tech start-ups. This is according to data released by Invest Cape Town, which cites high internet penetration, access to start-up capital, and top business accelerators, as reasons for the city’s growing success as a Fintech hub on the African... Read more
Guidelines for 2020/21 varsity exams released
Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has released the latest protocols from Higher Health for the 2020/21 examination period in the Post-Schooling Education and Training (PSET) sector. The protocols will guide 26 universities, 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and other post-schooling institutions... Read more

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