Collaboration vital for tourism research
  Conferences are a very important way of promoting tourism to South Africa. Although the numbers are often small, the visits by these high-end spenders translate into a high return, Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism, told delegates to the Seventh International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) Biennial Conference hosted by... Read more
UKZN entrepreneurs venture to Hydroponic Farming
The University of KwaZulu-Natal ENSPIRE programme is proud to introduce another ground-breaking and innovative project that is set to make a difference in the lives of South Africans. The ENSPIRE programme is a UKZN InQubate instigated developmental programme, whose aim is to support entrepreneurial ideas and skills, personal growth... Read more
Dti workplace programme sustains jobs
The Dti (Department of Trade and Industry) has through the Workplace Challenge Programme (WPC) sustained over 50 000 jobs while a further 250 has been created over the last two decades. Speaking at the 20-year anniversary celebrations of the WPC in Botshabelo in the Free State, the department’s Chief Director... Read more
Ruth First Memorial Lecture: Niren Tolsi to speak on SA Journalism
Niren Tolsi, a multi-award-winning freelance journalist will this year share his views at the annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture on why South African journalism needs a defibrillator. The annual lecture honours Ruth First – a Wits graduate, journalist, activist, researcher, and intellectual. First was killed by a letter-bomb parcel... Read more
UK & USA Vice-Chancellors among recipients of Stellenbosch University honorary degrees
Current and former vice-chancellors of three leading universities in the UK and the USA are among the latest group of recipients of honorary degrees from Stellenbosch University. The world’s premier postcolonial literary theorist, the president of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), a world-renowned mathematical scientist, an outstanding South... Read more
Nelson Mandela University: Vision drives Sandile
True success is determined by the number of lives you change.” These are words that postgraduate economics student and entrepreneur Sandile Mjamba lives by – and his will to succeed is largely driven through his endeavours to create the space for youth entrepreneurship development. The soon to be 25-year-old Nelson... Read more
University of Free State launch student business incubator project
The University of Free State has recently launched a Student Business Incubator Project that will provide impetus to students with business ideas. The initiative, which is under the management of the Directorate for Research and Development (DRD) was conceived a few years ago with objective of untapping the entrepreneurial potential of... Read more
UCT Vice Chancellor’s message to matrics
University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng wished learners well for the 2018 matric exams, urging them choose UCT for their post-school studies and promising them that funding options were available to make this possible. “Funding your studies should be the least of your worries if you are... Read more
Stellenbosch University Rector’s Awards honour 87 students for excellent achievement
Stellenbosch University (SU) honoured 87 students last night (11 October) who excelled in areas ranging from academics to co-curricular fields at the annual Rector’s Awards for Excellent Achievement. Prof Wim de Villiers, SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor, said at the event that this Award ceremony is an important highlight on... Read more
Unisa Science Campus is gearing up for the 60th Conference of SASA
Unisa’s Science Campus is gearing up for the 60th Conference of the South African Statistical Association (SASA), proudly hosted by the Department of Statistics in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET). The conference is set to take place from 26–29 November 2018 at our Science campus in... Read more