Personal mobile platform helps prevent spread of HIV
While mobile platforms are becoming an increasingly common medical and public health tool, few evaluations of their effectiveness exist. A new joint doctoral thesis from the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Sweden and Stellenbosch University (SU) shows that using mobile platforms for recently circumcised men can reduce the spread of... Read more
NWU footballers dominate at USSA 2017
The men’s and ladies football teams of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark flew the campus flag high during the recent University Sport South Africa (USSA) Championships that took place in Johannesburg. Both teams took part in the B-division and emerged as proud division winners. The men’s team... Read more
Premier SET award for CUT academic
Professor Fidelis Emuze is among the best and brightest scientists in South Africa for his outstanding contribution to research work in lean construction. He participated at the annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards held in Johannesburg on 29 June 2017 for the TW Kambule-NSTF Emerging Researcher Award.... Read more
Rhodes director receives NAF ovation award
A Rhodes University Masters student won the prestigious 2017 Standard Bank Ovation Award for her play Bayephi, at the Grahamstown Arts Festival this week. Directed by Thembeka Madliki, the theatre production is about finding peace after the disappearance of a loved one. The play was highlighted as one of the... Read more
Common Good First meets at Scottish university
Rhodes University Community Engagement are participating in a unique international EU-funded Common Good First digital project.  Diana Hornby and Sharli Paphitis have just returned from project team meetings in Norway and Scotland. Common Good First is a digital project which will link community projects in South Africa to each... Read more
Intellectual Property: Protect your idea says VUT
“If you are under 30, I am so jealous of you. The world is open for you and it is there for the taking”. These were the words shared by VUT’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic and Research, Professor Kuzvinetsa Dzvimbo at the VUT Science and Technology Park (SGSTP) on 30... Read more
Schneider electric exposes its students to the industry
Twenty-four Schneider Electric students were given the opportunity to visit Lethabo Power Station this quarter. To see what electrical and civil engineers do, how electricity is generated, the different boilers, the control rooms and everything else available and is done in the plant to basically get a feel for... Read more
Alert: Suspected bogus international university in central Pretoria
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is investigating the owners of a suspected fraudulent international University on allegations of operating an illegal private institution in central Pretoria. This after several complaints from prospective students and the public regarding a suspected bogus institution operating under the name –... Read more
The Tshepiso Centre of Excellence within the Visual Arts and Design Department hosted a group of ladies from the Sharpville Centre of the Aged on the June 28. The ladies were invited as part of a follow-up meeting to a one that was hosted last year, and which they... Read more
Groundbreaking disruptive technology to save rhino
People the world over, as well as conservationists are fast becoming desperate as the rhino population is nearing extinction resulting from poaching. Whilst the innocence of animals in the wildlife are battling the survival of the fittest, other factors on the rise are that humans are becoming avengers, inflicting... Read more