Varsity mountain bike race venue fit for connoisseurs
Participants in the second Varsity MTB Challenge can expect a connoisseur experience when Nederburg Wines host the two-day race at their estate in Paarl later this year. ASG events operations manager Darren Herbst said Nederburg’s continued involvement added much value to what they were promoting as the ultimate alumni... Read more
Nuclear medicine on the forefront of cancer research
The field of nuclear medicine in South Africa and the rest of the world are expanding rapidly due to the development of hybrid cameras and new radiopharmaceuticals. These developments have a huge impact on the diagnosis and therapy of cancer. The most advanced of these cameras, Positron emission tomography... Read more
Student wins first prize in Corobrik architectural awards
UKZN Architecture student Jean-Pierre Desvaux de Marigny has won the R50 000 first prize in the Corobrik architectural awards competition. De Marigny, who described winning as ‘a great feeling’, says he is delighted his work was recognised and achieved first place. ‘It was truly an amazing experience and I feel honoured... Read more
Unisa, government MoU: Lasting change for inmates
The formalisation of a fruitful and long-standing relationship—one that has produced thousands of graduates over decades—took place on 9 June 2017. Unisa and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to continue to provide tertiary education for inmates in South Africa’s correctional facilities. The... Read more
Careers Portal highlights latest internships for 2017
Careers Portal, www.careersportal.co.za, South Africa’s largest educational opportunities website, continues to provide an important information to young adults so that they can establish successful careers. The portal, which provides information on the latest available bursaries, learnerships and internships, is frequented by more than 350,000 users each month. A free... Read more
WSU looks for youth solutions with Lusikisiki’s Palmerton Community
Dozens of residents in Lusikisiki flocked into the Palmerton Methodist Mission as a team from WSU Directorate of Research Development co-hosted a youth development summit on Saturday, 1 July. Led by acting director of the DRD, Dr Nomabandla Cishe, the team visited Palmerton with hopes of finding out youth challenges... Read more
Filmmaker academic involved in community participatory projects
‘I love being informed and to positively explore and use that information. Education is forever growing and evolving, and I believe it involves sharing of knowledge, teaching and learning. Academia provides such an environment for me, so says Mr Mzwandile Makhanya, Media &Cultural studies lecturer at UKZN’s School of... Read more
The South African weather service and the Central University Of Technology, Free State foster collaboration
Today marks the official kick-off of the programme of action for an MOU that was signed between the South African Weather Service (SAWS) and CUT.  The ceremony was jointly attended by Jerry Lengoasa, CEO- SAWS and Prof. Yali Woyessa, acting Dean faculty of engineering and information technology, CUT. The... Read more
New hermit crab species
It has green eyes, a girl’s name and, like other parapagurid species, piggybacks its tentacled lodgers around in a unique biological marriage called symbiosis. Meet Paragiopagurus atkinsonae, a new species of deep-water hermit crab found only in a tiny area off the West Coast of South Africa. The wee beastie... Read more
SA students name their ideal employers
The Most Attractive Employer rankings for 2017, as conducted by branding firm Universum have been released. The students have spoken, and the most attractive South African employers include KPMG, DHET, Webber Wentzel Attorneys, CSIR, Google and Department of Health. The rankings are based on a survey of 46,981 students... Read more