Maties expert assists COVID-19 task force to make sports events safer
intended to help organisers assess the risk of staging an event tool recognises the status of the pandemic where the event is taking place and free of charge to all mass participation endurance events outlines mandatory mitigation measures to be undertaken by the event organisers Photo of Prof Wayne... Read more
Making a difference one chess piece at a time
Daniel Asiwe, a North-West University (NWU) final-year industrial psychology and labour relations student, recently hosted a successful online chess tournament for a great cause. The chess tournament aimed to create awareness about women and children who do not have the means to purchase sanitary products, and attracted players from... Read more
UKZN secures a rapid tester for Covid-19
The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at UKZN has secured an advanced instrument called the ILEX Genehecker (ultra-fast pcr) valued at $10 000 to conduct rapid testing for Covid-19. The instrument was donated by the Gift of the Givers following a request made by UKZN researchers, Professor Anil Chuturgoon,... Read more
Nine types of ‘remote-work personalities’ to look out for in your colleagues
Working remotely is not every employee’s cup of tea. Some employees cope well, while others feel overwhelmed engaging with remote technology to get their work done. A wide range of employees with diverse ‘remote-work personalities’ have emerged during the lockdown. Are we really aware of the capabilities, passion and... Read more
Visually-impaired student sticks to her vision
Conchitta Jacobs who has been awarded the National Diploma: Electrical Engineering: Power Systems Cum Laude during today’s inaugural digital graduation ceremony, was once devastated and thought that her career was over when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. Retinitis pigmentosa is a rare, inherited degenerative eye disease that causes severe... Read more
Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien species
much more action is needed 1 422 alien species that have become naturalised or invasive in SA …role of emerging pathways such as the online trade in unusual pets and plants for ornamental horticulture, and the transport of species across oceans on rafts of plastic pollution species transported through... Read more
Inspired to mentor budding researchers
Prof Kealeboga Maphunye, the Chair of the Department of Political Sciences in the College of Human Sciences, has recently been awarded a C2 rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF). The NRF rating system is a key driver in the foundation’s efforts to build a globally competitive science system... Read more
A 2020 graduate is nominated to Presidential Working Group
Bright Hlongwane, a 2020 graduate, has been nominated to the Presidential Youth Working Group chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Presidential Youth Working Group was established to mainstream youth development and empowerment in the work of government.  Bright said he was “excited by the fact that young people are... Read more
Madonsela and colleagues unpack De Beer judgement
key message distilled from the judgement is the Government’s duty to undertake a human rights impact assessment which includes an equality assessment before it implements any law or policy. clear message was the need for the government to only exercise power given to it and to do so only... Read more
COVID-19: Digitising ICU improves patient care while protecting healthcare staff
new digital system will capture patient and specialist data through the use of cameras, tablet computers, and voice and electronic notes onto a central database that will enable specialists to monitor patients remotely positive spin-off of installing cameras at COVID-19 ICU beds is that it could potentially facilitate video... Read more

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