Rhodes students win international accolade
Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students were awarded the top position in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system. Team E-Smart, Nobuhle Ndebele, Lindokuhle Nene, Reitumetse Nkhahle and Gauta Matlou participated in the 2019 Hult Prize Regional Summit held at the Brookhouse International School... Read more
SU’s first three trailblazers graduate with an MSc in food, nutrition security 
Alison Barr, Hlanzeka Mpanza and Anja Lategan will forever go down in the annals of Stellenbosch University (SU) as trailblazers. They are the first three students to graduate with an MSc degree in Food and Nutrition Security from the institution after the programme was first launched in 2017. Mpanza... Read more
SMU student walks away with GO!
This past month Datsun challenged university students across the country to pull the newly launched Datsun GO all the way to their campus through using social media savvy skills. Students stood a chance to win the new Datsun GO by tweeting #GO with specific details about their campus. Vhugala... Read more
SPU’s Xolani takes gold at top chess championship
Sol Plaatje University 4th year BEd student Xolani Mathebula took a top 10 place at the competitive two-day Ethekwini Open Chess Championship earlier this year. More than 100 players competed in the A-section with another 90 players in the B-section. He says that the Durban championship has gained popularity in... Read more
UJ squad enjoy a perfect mix for varsity hockey
The University of Johannesburg women’s team will be banking on a classic blend of youth and experience when the Varsity Hockey tournament kicks off in Cape Town next Friday. The first weekend of matches takes place at the UCT astro from May 3 to 6 and UJ hockey manager... Read more
Madibaz swimmer excels at artistic nationals
Madibaz artistic swimmer Courtney Musson continues to impress in the national arena. She returned from the national championships in Durban last week with a haul of six medals – one gold and five silvers. The 24-year-old Nelson Mandela University student was part of the Eastern Cape artistic swimming (formerly known as... Read more
UJ sports director receives top African honour
University of Johannesburg official Nomsa Mahlangu has been recognised for her contribution to varsity sport by being elected president of the Federation of African University Sports. The senior director of sport at UJ, Mahlangu won the election with a big majority when it was held in Entebbe, Uganda, last... Read more
Madiba’s staffer on lessons learnt from former president
Former presidential security chief Rory Steyn delivered a fascinating address at Nelson Mandela University on Thursday in which he said the lessons he learnt from Madiba remained as relevant today as they were back then. The talk at the Port Elizabeth university’s council chambers was a Madibaz Sport initiative,... Read more
SPU’s Dr Marga Stander tackles plagiarism
Dr Marga Stander of the Department of English in the School of Humanities at Sol Plaatje University has recently had a research article published in the Journal of Further and Higher Education. Entitled, “Strategies to help university students avoid plagiarism: a focus on translation as an intervention strategy” the... Read more
Madibaz gear up for CPUT onslaught
FNB Madibaz rugby captain Riaan Esterhuizen wants his team to emulate their defensive display in the semifinals when they face Cape Peninsula University of Technology in the FNB Varsity Shield final on Thursday. The match will take place at the Madibaz Stadium in Port Elizabeth, kicking off at 6.15pm.... Read more