Crick African Network to train top African scientists
The Francis Crick Institute and five partner institutes in Africa have today announced a fellowship programme to train African researchers to tackle infectious diseases in their home countries. The programme, called the Crick African Network, is supported by a £6 million grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund, a... Read more
From TVET college student to BTech graduate
It has been proven that with a TVET College education, there are no limits to the possibilities. When Gilroy Forbes enrolled at West Coast TVET College, his vision was only to complete a qualification and to get into the labour market. Coming from Saron, a rural town just outside... Read more
TVET college applications open for second semester
TVET college students who wish to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have until 4 August 2017 to apply. The scheme, which is an entity of the Department of Higher Education and Training, says that only applicants who intend studying or are already studying... Read more
Top PhD graduates hailed for excellent research in development and historical studies
The Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development and the International Studies Group celebrated its PhD graduates on 26 June 2017. The four graduates were joined by their PhD promoters Prof Ian Phimister and Prof Melanie Walker, the dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, and... Read more
Snoek study lauded
A recent study into the nutritional benefits of snoek has proven what Capetonians have always known – that the fish not only tastes great but is good for you too. Compared to its expensive counterparts like salmon, trout and cod, snoek is often perceived as a low value fish,... Read more
Job seekers likely to undergo criminal record checks
Educational qualifications and criminal record checks may be mandatory when job seekers are undergoing pre-employment screening. With a hope to decrease the risk of employees bringing a company’s name into disrepute, the following forms of employee screening are commonly practiced. The screening process may be conducted internally or using... Read more
Harvard rescinds admissions to 10 Students for offensive Facebook posts
“If you won’t put something on a billboard along a busy road for everyone to see, you should definitely not put it on social media” advises renowned social media law specialist Emma Sadleir’s regarding social media posting. This has been made painfully clear to ten incoming freshmen have had their... Read more
R2bn funds on the cards for youth
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) aims to raise R2bn in funds for youth, through a Youth Fund and Skills Fund. With aims to raise a minimum of R1bn per fund, the Youth Fund would be raised through government and private to pledges, and used to fund youth owned... Read more
Eight ‘Made in SA’ engineering college graduates jet off to China
Seven ORBIT TVET College students jetted off to Beijing, China on Thursday, 16 March, to participate in a 12-month internship programme. The programme forms part of a collaboration between the Chinese Culture and International Exchange Centre and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (MerSETA). They were later joined... Read more
Ford goes further university graduates
As part of its strategy to provide dealers and customers with innovative finance products, Ford Credit South Africa has launched its new Graduate Purchase Programme that gives eligible graduates a discount of five percent off the purchase price of a new Ford, plus a preferential interest rate that will... Read more