Student and Teacher Enhancement Programme enriches teachers’ experiences
The College of Humanities School of Education recently hosted a closing function for its community engagement programme, the Student and Teacher Enhancement Programme. The main purpose of the programme is to enhance pre-service and in-service teachers’ experiences with regard to Sustainable Living as well as Values-based and Social Entrepreneurship Education through creativity,... Read more
UFS celebrates #WorldMotherTongueDay
Back in 2000, UNESCO declared 21 February as World Mother Tongue Day. It is an effort to raise the importance of multilingualism across the world. Every year, the day is commemorated through various projects and campaigns all over the world. At the University of the Free State (UFS), we... Read more
NMU launches Centre for Philosophy in Africa & SARChI Chair
“How can South Africa, and Africa as a whole, realise communities that are both aware of, and responsive to, their troubled past while remaining committed to social cohesion?” This question emerges as one of the focus areas of the newly launched SARChI Chair in Identities and Social Cohesion in Africa... Read more
Prof Emerita Hilary Janks: A life invested in language and literacy education
Multi-award winning Education Professor Emerita, Hilary Janks, reflects on language and power, and offers insight into the poor literacy levels in South Africa. Janks, has spent nearly 40 years teaching those who have the most impact on society – teachers. Her work in the field of language, literacy and... Read more
University of Cape Town: Pioneering ‘new science’ in Masiphumelele
At the age of five, 20% of children in Masiphumelele are already infected with tuberculosis (TB). When these children enter high school, about half are infected with TB. By the time they become young adults, the infection rate has increased to roughly 80%. That’s the reality for the community... Read more
DUT Prof awarded the SANEA and the Energy Globe National Awards
The Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) Professor Ian Lazarus is a passionate energy driver who is no stranger to winning accolades both nationally and globally, and was recently awarded the SANEA (South African National Energy Award) and the Energy Globe National Award.   He (Prof Lazarus) is the Head... Read more
University of Cape Town: New award for urine recycling researcher
Dr Dyllon Randall of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering and Future Water Institute has won the prestigious Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Warner Prize. This is awarded biennially to people who show “exceptional promise” in sustainable chemical process technology, nuclear technology or in making chemical... Read more
UKZN Humanities Academic appointed on Panel of Experts on Transport
Ms Londeka Ngubane, of the School of Applied Human Sciences, was recently appointed by the Minister of Transport Dr Blade Nzimande to serve on a Panel of Experts in relation to Transport that he will be launching soon. Said Nzimande, ‘I am pleased about the expertise Londeka brings to... Read more
Phoenix-1B sounding rocket test launch “a learning experience”
Despite the unsuccessful test launch of the Phoenix-1B sounding rocket, the project still remains important to South African engineering. The Phoenix Hybrid Sounding Rocket Programme seeks to develop a series of indigenous sounding rockets to serve the needs of the South African and African scientific research communities. There are... Read more
UKZN Architecture students scoop awards in design competition
Third year UKZN architecture students Ms Katelyn Gopaul and Mr Kreolin Naicker recently scooped first and second place at the inaugural D’Urban Rise Inner City School Architectural Competition winning R10 000 and R5 000 respectively at the Durban ICC. The competition was created by Women’s Property Network (WPN) with collaboration from... Read more