Record number attend Madibaz netball tournament
The annual SPAR Madibaz netball tournament held at the south campus in Port Elizabeth over the weekend showed the event has continued to grow in popularity with a record 80 teams attending this year. The two-day tournament at Nelson Mandela University accommodates women’s and men’s teams, providing a perfect... Read more
Team effort behind UJ’s first win says skipper
Team effort behind UJ’s first win, says skipper University of Johannesburg rugby captain Adriaan Bester said a concerted team effort was behind their first win in the Varsity Cup tournament this year after they defeated Wits at the UJ Stadium on Monday. In a typically full-blooded Johannesburg derby, the... Read more
UCT in top 10 for development studies
The University of Cape Town (UCT) says it has moved up two places to reclaim its top 10 position in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, placing the institution among the top 100 universities in a total nine disciplines. The 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject... Read more
Matie students highlight environmental issues
This week, students at Stellenbosch University run a huge recycling programme as part of EcoWeek – a week-long campaign aimed at promoting awareness of sustainable practices. EcoWeek, that kicked off on Monday and runs until Friday 9 March, is a collaborative initiative between Golden Key Stellenbosch, the United Nations... Read more
Rhodes University weekly water updates: Week 1
Welcome to the first in a series of weekly water updates from Rhodes University. The aim of these regular news briefs is to inform, support and connect with the Rhodes University community in all water-related issues. Each week, we will give updates on what the University is doing, provide... Read more
SPU Humanities’ academics in landmark translation project
Three School of Humanities’ academics are contributing to a landmark project which will see seven novels and one work of non-fiction translated from English to Setswana. The seven works, known as The Repatriation of Letters, is part of a two-year project which involves four other translators: Wame Molefhe, Lorato Trok, Tuelo... Read more
UFS: ‘Welcome to Kovsies’ South Campus!’
“Welcome to the South Campus of the University of the Free State!” Addressing a packed Madiba Arena, Prof Francis Petersen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the UFS, said he was happy to see not only first-year students, but also parents and guardians, student leadership, and support staff from both the Bloemfontein... Read more
UJ Hockey: Tsoanelo Pholo adds competitive edge
As a player she overcame challenges at the highest level. Now, new University of Johannesburg hockey coach Tsoanelo Pholo is keen to bring a competitive edge to the varsity’s women’s team this year. The 35-year-old former South African star, who scored seven goals in 53 internationals before retiring in... Read more
Stellenbosch University Open Day offers transformative experience
“Stellenbosch University (SU) has over the past 100 years become known for its spirit of mutual togetherness, support and friendship. Stellenbosch offers a unique personal experience that will prepare you to succeed in a diverse and changing world.” With these words, Prof Arnold Schoonwinkel, Vice-Rector: Learning and Teaching at... Read more
Climate-change funding boost for UCT
The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Climate and Development (ARUA-CD), hosted by the University of Cape Town (UCT), is set to strengthen Africa’s voice in the climate-change discussion following a significant funding allocation from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). UCT’s African Climate and Development Initiative... Read more