R1,5 million Harry Oppenheimer fellowship award now open
The Harry Oppenheimer fellowship award, valued at R1,5 million, is now open for applications and nominations from outstanding a researcher in demonstrate excellence and exceptional scholarship in the field of education and related fields. Credentials It is granted to a candidate – at researcher level – of the highest... Read more
Mostly women graduate in construction
Of 200 graduates in the recent Nongoma certificate awards ceremony for students who had completed their training in bricklaying, plastering and carpentry, 126 were female. This was the culmination of a partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlement. In his speech, Nongoma mayor, Sthembiso Mathaba, said that this... Read more
Major new investments in university infrastructure
Higher Education and Training minister Dr Blade Nzimande recently announced a major new investment in university infrastructure. The investment will see very significant targeted Government spending over the next two years. The focus of the spend will fall on new student housing, laboratories, communications technology, and other essential facilities.... Read more
UP’s legal eagle student scores dramatic racing win
The Idube karting circuit in the KZN Midlands was the scene of an historic triumph for women drivers on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Young Pretoria Law student Ivana Cetinich scored a dramatic win in Race Two of the fastest and most competitive karting class in kart racing. And she was followed... Read more
Students rake in medals at Worldskills SA
The National WorldSkills Competition was hosted in Durban in mid February. Team Western Cape comprised 32 members representing 16 different skills areas. Northlink TVET College secured four gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. This was the highest medal tally amongst the participating colleges including private organisations.... Read more
UCT alumnus wins The Voice SA
Recent UCT finance graduate Craig Lucas was announced as the winner of season two of the popular singing contest, The Voice South Africa, last weekend. The winner of season one in 2016, Richard Stirton, was also UCT alumnus. In the finale last weekend, Lucas sang Chris de Burgh’s Lady in Red, which... Read more
Employers use social networks to screen candidates
“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”. This is advice from local social media law specialist Emma Sadleir regarding social media posting. A statement proven true when one considers that content on... Read more
NMMU squash stars earn USSA selection
NMMU-Madibaz squash players Hayley Ward and Bianca Brown kept the varsity flag flying high at the University Sport South Africa tournament in Johannesburg this month, both being selected for the Top Six at the conclusion of the event. Competing in the individual event, the 19-year-old Ward, a second-year accounting... Read more
Boston Media House PR students help Thembalami aged
Every year the Boston Media House Sandton Public Relations third year students are tasked with choosing a charitable organisation that they can ‘adopt’ and help to raise awareness and funds for as part of their experiential learning.  This year the Class of 2017 chose Thembalami Old Age Care Centre in Lombardy, east of Johannesburg that cares for more than... Read more
Producing physicians for tomorrow and beyond
South Africa’s healthcare system is in the midst of multiple changes. It has to expand access in a skewed system that has historically favoured urban over rural and wealthy over poor, while simultaneously transforming from a hospital- and specialist-centred approach to a patient-centred one in which primary and community-based... Read more