University of the Free State council approves relocation of MT Steyn statue
The Council of the University of the Free State (UFS) approved the relocation of the statue of President MT Steyn to a site off campus during its quarterly meeting on 23 November 2018. Council furthermore requested that the relocation must be done in complete cooperation with the family of... Read more
Ikusasa Financial Aid Programme honours tertiary student funders
The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) has hosted a successful Recognition Dinner, honouring their bursars, funders and donors who have assisted them in funding tertiary students in the year 2017 and 2018. The dinner was attended by senior executives of distinguished companies such as their founding members –... Read more
Recognising the diversity of SA families
What is “a family”? In South African law, the answer – or rather, answers – are broad. For example, it’s not considered unusual or unacceptable for children to move between kin and to be raised at different stages by grandparents, parents and other relatives. Kinship care is a widespread and customary... Read more
Chrysalis graduates can contribute to creating a safer Western Cape
Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says the Chrysalis graduates have an excellent opportunity to now contribute to creating a safer Western Cape. While delivering the key note address during the formal graduation ceremony of 18 BRAVO today, at the Chrysalis Academy in Tokai, Minister Winde said: “The graduates... Read more
Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola receives international prize for Human Rights
Ms Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola, Director of the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University, is one of 15 recipients worldwide of the 2018 Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. The Foreign Ministers of Germany and France, made the announcement yesterday (21 November 2018). This is... Read more
World-first: Bio-bricks from urine
The world’s first bio-brick grown from human urine has been unveiled by University of Cape Town (UCT) master’s student in civil engineering Suzanne Lambert, signalling an innovative paradigm shift in waste recovery. The bio-bricks are created through a natural process called microbial carbonate precipitation. It’s not unlike the way seashells... Read more
Apply for the Sindiswa Carol ‘Tu’ Nhlumayo Merit Bursary Scheme
With only 2% of the entire world’s maritime workforce consisting of women, a new bursary scheme announced by the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) plans to unlock the oceans economy for women in South Africa. The Sindiswa Carol ‘Tu’ Nhlumayo Merit Bursary is now open for young black... Read more
University of Cape Town VC’s first 100 days in office
One hundred days into her five-year term of office as vice-chancellor (VC) of Africa’s leading university, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has experienced the highs and lows that reflect the challenges of a transforming, research-intensive institution in the 21st century. In her first weeks in July, Phakeng held scores of meetings with... Read more
Dear graduate, you should take that crappy job
The reality is that the crappy, lame, I-didn’t-study-for-so-long-to-end-up-here” job is better than sitting at home waiting for your perfect job to just come along and find you (which, unless your name is Kim Kardashian, isn’t going to happen). We know that these jobs are not what you studied for,... Read more
NSFAS 2019 deadline looms

NSFAS 2019 deadline looms

NSFAS November 22, 2018

With 9 days left before the closing of 2019 applications cycle, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on all students, who have not yet applied for financial aid, to submit their online applications before the closing date. The 2019 applications cycle opened on 1 September 2018,... Read more