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Lego blocks and pasta trigger dentistry students
If you think that macaroni, spaghetti and lego blocks only excite preschoolers then you’d be shocked to discover that these also stimulate university students. Dentistry students have been propelled to success with these items all thanks to the unconventional methods of Dr Ebrahim Patel. Patel is known for thinking... Read more
Cyber Security Awareness at the NWU
The IT department at the North-West University (NWU) recently launched a series of online training sessions for staff and students at the university. Themes included mobile cyber security, remote working and cyber security and phishing. The sessions of forty-five minutes each included a quiz at both the start and the end... Read more
Master’s student overcomes stroke to graduate
In the face of overwhelming odds, Denis Mitole, who suffered a stroke that left him able to type his master’s dissertation using only one hand, is now the proud holder of a master’s degree in Tax from the University of Pretoria (UP). When the Malawian-born academic, who holds a... Read more
Madibaz triumph in women’s NMB regional league
The Madibaz football team have put themselves in line for promotion to the Sasol Women’s League after winning the Safa-NMB regional title last weekend. Under coach Niesie Daniels, the Nelson Mandela University outfit survived some anxious moments during the season before emerging triumphant. They will now contest the promotion... Read more
Academic libraries help combat COVID-19 related fake news
Academic libraries in South Africa have provided high-quality information to offset the negative effects of COVID-19 related fake news. This is one of the key findings of a recent study at Stellenbosch University (SU). “Academic libraries have played an important role as sources of trustworthy information against fake news... Read more
Detailed analysis by African scientists of SARS-CoV-2 published in Science
Science will publish a detailed analysis of SARS-CoV-2 variants produced by hundreds of African scientists and public health officials across the continent. This is the first major output of Africa’s top scientists to increase the continent’s capacity to produce and analyse genomic data. Genomic surveillance has been crucial to... Read more
High Hopes for UKZN Soccer Under Coaching of Ex-Bafana Bafana and Bundesliga Star
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) wants its soccer programme to be rated among the top three in South African university circles and newly-appointed head coach – Durban-born ex-Bafana Bafana and German Bundesliga player Delron Buckley (43) – says he will give his all to help achieve that. Buckley also... Read more
UKZN first University in Africa to receive honorary ISOCARP Bronze Membership
The School of Built Environment and Development Studies within the College of Humanities has been awarded honorary Bronze Membership by the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). UKZN is the first university in Africa to receive this since the establishment of ISOCARP 57 years ago. This Bronze... Read more
Madibaz basketball teams ready to handle USSA pressure
The Madibaz basketball teams are ready to handle the pressure of playing on their home turf when the University Sport South Africa tournament is held in Gqeberha later this month. Nelson Mandela University will be fielding teams in the men’s and women’s sections at the event that will take... Read more
SU lecturer’s photo novel helps in the fight against diabetes
A photo novel developed by a Stellenbosch University (SU) lecturer in collaboration with Western Cape Government Health to improve awareness around diabetes, will soon make its way to healthcare workers and patients in the Cape Winelands, a region where many people are affected by the disease. Photo novels portray... Read more

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