Joint meeting at Madibaz a big success
The Bestmed Madibaz Athletics Club have hit on a winning formula after hosting a successful meeting for senior and junior athletes at the Madibaz Stadium at the weekend. For the first time the club, in conjunction with EP Athletics, joined forces with the Port Elizabeth High Schools Athletics Association... Read more
Absa provides R4.5m to Sol Plaatje University for Data Science
At an event held today, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) acknowledged the R4.5million investment from Absa Bank which will support the University’s and the Northern Cape Province’s endeavor to develop the field of Data Science. The Premier of the Northern Cape Province, Ms Sylvia Lucas said that she is increasingly excited about the... Read more
Rhodes University Geography department instrumental in publishing permafrost paper
Rhodes University staff and students from the department of Geography have contributed to a Nature Communicationsjournal synopsis about global permafrost temperatures. This was made possible through the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded project on Landscape Processes in Antarctic Ecosystems. “The effects of permafrost have been studied since the International Polar... Read more
Employers leveraging new technology to find ideal candidates
Increasingly Millennials are moving away from having physical CVs, and instead, are opting to store their data in a digital profile. In the next three years, top HR executives and employers have asserted that the biggest impact on recruitment will be Technology Augmenting the Hiring Process. In other words,... Read more
Fleur du Cap nominees from University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) SA College of Music is celebrating the nomination of 12 of its students, staff and alumni for recognition at the 54th Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, to be announced on 10 March. The nominees, in four different categories, are: Best Performance by... Read more
Pneumonia-causing bacteria lurk in water heater
Bacteria that could cause severe pneumonia (Legionnaires’ disease) may be lurking in your water heater or geyser, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found. “Our research highlights the connection between heating regimes (when and for how long a heater is switched on) and the increase in Legionella, specifically... Read more
Advice for International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Each year on February 11, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and how much remains to be done.... Read more
Sixteen set to compete at the Unisa National Piano Competition
Sixteen young pianists have been selected to participate in the 6th Unisa National Piano Competition from 19 to 26 July 2019 in the ZK Matthews Great Hall on Unisa’s Muckleneuk Campus in Pretoria. The competition consists of a Jazz Category running parallel to the Classical Category.      ... Read more
Two UP zoologists announced as Fellows of Royal Society of South Africa
Two renowned researchers from the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, Professors Armanda Bastos and Marthán Bester, have been announced as fellows of the Royal Society of South Africa (RSSAf) for 2019. This brings the total number of RSSAf fellows from the department to seven.... Read more
SciMathUS opens door for NRF researcher
When Gerald Maarman was in high school, he dreamed of becoming a medical doctor. However, when he completed his matric in 2002, his final Grade 12 results were not good enough to get him into university. But although his dream seemed like an impossible one at the time, Stellenbosch... Read more