Funding of R8.7 million for skills development in manufacturing and teacher training signed over to UFS
The MerSETA (Skills and Training Authority for Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Industries) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the University of the Free State (UFS) for a grant of approximately R8.7million on 14 June 2017, which will be disbursed over a three-year period. UFS seeks to bridge the skills gap... Read more
SA has highest blood pressure in Southern Africa
A study by Wits scientists and peers has revealed that South Africa has the highest prevalence of hypertension in southern Africa. South Africa also has the largest number of people whose blood pressure is still not controlled, even whilst on treatment. These were among the findings of a paper, entitled: Stark... Read more
Absa helps Wits students prosper
Absa Bank has donated over R15m to Wits University in aid of student funding. On Friday, 9 June 2017, representatives from Absa’s Scholarship Programme handed over a cheque to Wits to give academically talented but financially inhibited students an opportunity to study with less financial burdens. The donation enabled... Read more
Man meets machine…machine reads man!
Unisa’s School of Computing (SoC) has proven once again that it is at the cutting edge of technology and research by acquiring equipment that measures a wide range of physiological indicators. Psychophysiology is an area of psychology that measures an individual’s bodily responses to reveal something about their mental state and... Read more
UKZN signs agreement with international business school
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UKZN and an international education institution based in Mauritius, Amity Business School, has been finalised. The MoU was signed earlier this year and the director of the school in Mauritius, Dr Dhananjay Keskar, visited UKZN to discuss and complete the agreement. UKZN’s Dr... Read more
TUT tackles maths, science problem
In a first for the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (TUTFEBE), Prof SP Daniel Chowdhury, a research professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, together with a team of lecturers have developed a maths and science workshop to get mathematics... Read more
Three TUT staff members, four new qualifications
The Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Directorate of Quality Promotion (DQP) boasts four new qualifications among three of its staff members – all aimed at ensuring improvement of teaching and learning through effective academic development and quality initiatives.   Emily Mabote, deputy director, and Zama Simamane, quality advisor, both obtained... Read more
Tshwane University extends cross-continental collaboration
The cultivation of relationships beneficial to the university’s students, staff and other stakeholders, is a central part of how an institution of higher learning ought to function. In light of this, a delegation of TUT EMC members and executive deans, together with Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, the Finnish minister of education... Read more
Documentary highlights albinism and education challenges
A chance encounter on a train has seen a Disability Unit staff member being featured in a documentary focusing on the challenges of people with albinism. Education and Albinism was produced by the Human Rights Media Centre and attempts to shed light on the realities of living with albinism... Read more
CPUT International fellowship programme boosts teaching and research
CPUT has benefited from a fellowship program, which gives African-born scholars in the United States and Canada the opportunity to collaborate with universities in six African countries. A collaborative application between Dr Kareemah Gamieldien from CPUT’s Department of Emergency Medical Sciences (EMS) and Prof M. Faadiel Essop from the Physiological Sciences... Read more