Researcher’s memory loss cure breakthrough
A new medical breakthrough by WSU’s pharmacognostic researcher, Dr Taiwo Olayemi Elufioye could help recover memory loss through a groundbreaking anti-aging drug discovery at the university. In her research study titled: “Metabolomic Profiling of Selected Medicinal Plants With Memory Enhancing And Related Potentials Using Direct Or Hyphenated Spectroscopic Methods”... Read more
SU joins global university consortium
Stellenbosch University’s purposeful intention to join networks of world-leading research-focused universities, has just received a significant boost. The Assembly of Venice International University – a consortium of 19 universities from 15 countries on four continents with a common campus on the Island of San Servolo in Venice – recently... Read more
Alumni helps students to save with co-learning app
Walter Sisulu University alumni, Silindile Ngwane and Simamkele Ndabeni have developed an educational application called Sesyme that could save students thousands of rands in textbook costs. The duo launched the two-months-old co-learning mobile application at WSU’s Mthatha campus on 25 August 2019. Silindile said the struggle of not having... Read more
SU ranks among world’s best in subject trio
In the 2020 Times Higher Education World Rankings by subject released on 6 November, Stellenbosch University (SU) did particularly well in Education, Business & Economics, and Social Sciences. The institution’s rankings in these subjects were as follows: Education (measuring performance in education, teacher training and academic studies in education subjects)... Read more
Dart learns from adversity to reach SA hockey team
Learning some hard lessons on how to handle adversity has been a key part of the University of Johannesburg hockey star Taylor Dart’s rise to the national level in his chosen sport. As he reflects on his goal of making the squad for next year’s Olympic Games in Japan,... Read more
SPU academic wins SA Literary Award
Sol Plaatje University’s Sabata-Mpho Mokae, a Lecturer in Creative Writing in African Languages, has won a South African Literary Award (SALA) on 8 November for his novel, Moletlo wa Manong.  It was a tight race in the novel category where his novel was up against “Die Troebel Tyd” by... Read more
Mechatronics students get exposed to manufacturing
A key strategic objective of the Nelson Mandela University Isuzu Chair in Mechatronics is to provide assistance for manufacturing-related development and problem-solving at Isuzu, as well as at local automotive suppliers. Through research and innovation, the Chair in Mechatronics facilitates co-operation between industry and academia with the aim to... Read more
NWU leads in transport economics, logistics management
With Transport Month almost at an end, the North-West University’s Karen Visser, a lecturer in transport economics, explains why this is such an important field and how the university is building the workforce of South Africa. How it all started The NWU’s subject group Transport Economics and Logistics Management... Read more
Belief a common thread in NMU’s Senekal success
Belief in her own ability has played a major role in cementing Ischke Senekal’s status as one of South Africa’s finest field athletes. And it has been bolstered by a similar belief shown by those around her. This year, the Bestmed Madibaz Athletics Club star was again crowned national... Read more
Madibaz football star wants to make an impact
Talented Madibaz football player Siwaphiwe Maso is determined to make the most of his opportunity after being selected for the Nedbank Cup Ke Yona team to play this weekend. The squad of 18 was selected after a series of regional trials around the country which started in East London... Read more