Citrus, grape by-products could be used to preserve food
Large amounts of citrus and grape by-products that are normally treated as waste and generally disposed of in landfills could potentially be used in the production of natural food preservatives. This is one of the main findings of an interdisciplinary study at Stellenbosch University (SU). “Our research has shown... Read more
UKZN’s youngest dean claims another first
Dean and Head of the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Professor Thabo Msibi was recently honoured with a P-Rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF). Msibi becomes the first education specialist in South Africa to receive this honour. The rating, also known as the President’s... Read more
Madibaz surfers banking on an all-around effort
With several new faces in their outfit, the Madibaz surfing squad will be banking on a concerted team effort when the University Sport South Africa competition takes place later this month. The Nelson Mandela University team have produced some excellent performances in recent years and will be aiming for... Read more
UKZN appoints new VC
UKZN appoints Professor Nana Poku as the University of KwaZulu-Natal as its Vice-Chancellor and Principal. The Council of the University has announced the appointment of Professor Nana Poku as Vice-Chancellor and Principal for a five-year term of office with immediate effect. The appointment follows a global search and was... Read more
UWC ranks as one of world’s best universities
Once again, the University of the Western Cape has been declared one of the top 1000 universities in the world, according to the QS World University 2019/2020 rankings; a testament to the University’s growing academic reputation and research achievements. When it came time to compile a link of the... Read more
Madibaz prepares for tough USSA squash challenge
The Madibaz squash team are fired up for the challenge after ending as runners-up last year when they target the University Sport South Africa tournament title in Cape Town. The event will be held at UCT from June 30 to July 5 and the Nelson Mandela University student-athletes will... Read more
DAAD in-region scholarships for South Africans
The DAAD awards funding to sub-Saharan African students for Master’s or PhD degrees in their home country or in another Sub-Saharan African country outside their home country. These in-region scholarships lead to mobility of researchers between sub-Saharan African countries and capacity building at African universities. In South Africa, for... Read more
UJ sprinter part of World Games contingent
Sprinter Tamzin Thomas is one of nine members of the University of Johannesburg track and field squad primed to make an impact when the World Student Games take place in Italy next month. Including the athletics contingent, UJ have an overall group of 20 representatives who will be competing... Read more
Madibaz golfers primed for USSA title defence
The KPMG Madibaz team will be chasing their third University Sport South Africa title in four years when the annual tournament is played at Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth from June 30 to July 5. Led by captain Jacques Smith, the team will be defending the title they... Read more
Madibaz will renew karate rivalry with WSU
The Madibaz karate squad will renew a keen rivalry with Walter Sisulu University when the University Sport South Africa tournament is held in Grahamstown later this month. Hosted by Rhodes on June 28 and 29, the Nelson Mandela University karatekas will be aiming to keep the varsity flag flying... Read more