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New Mandela Uni residence boost for on-campus accommodation
In a massive boost for its on-campus accommodation offering, Nelson Mandela University has opened the first of three new student residences – totalling 1 800 beds – that are set for completion at its Gqeberha campuses this year. This is part of the University’s continuing efforts to mitigate the... 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
Enabling students with disabilities to reach their full potential
It is estimated that 10% of the global population live with disabilities. While their able-bodied peers enjoy access to quality education and employment opportunities, people with disabilities receive less support and are often excluded from schooling, employment and broader society. Little has been achieved in the employment of persons... 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
VUT strive towards a destination of excellence
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is excited to announce that a new VUT Council was inducted on the 12th and 13th August 2021 and that we are no longer under administration. The challenges faced by VUT and the success of Prof. Ihron Rensburg whose term as Administrator came... Read more
Higher education readies to vaccinate 18-35 year old students and staff
HIGHER HEALTH, the health, wellness and development centre of the post-schooling education and training sector (PSET) is helping all public and private institutions, including skills-based learning centres, get ready to vaccinate staff and students who are 18 to 35 years old, in response of the opening up of vaccination... 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
WeThinkCode achieves gender parity goal
Eighteen months after the launch of its WomenThinkCode= initiative, WeThinkCode_ has achieved its target of recruiting at least 50% women in its student intake. The success of this groundbreaking initiative reflects an intentional effort to identify and recruit talented women into the academy. “ We are pleased that we... Read more

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