UCT: Achieving social justice for South Africa’s children
The South African Child Gauge is a crucial resource utilised by civil society, academic and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who advocate for the rights of South Africa’s children and pursue social justice, University of Cape Town (UCT) Children’s Institute (CI) director Professor Shanaaz Mathews told guests at the Cape Town launch of the 13th edition... Read more
UFS extends applications & registration for selected courses
The University of the Free State (UFS) has extended applications and registration for prospective students on the UFS Bloemfontein Campus in specified programmes to 15 February 2019. This extension comes after a number of students were unable to register. The official date for first-time entering undergraduate registrations was 1 February 2019;... Read more
Nelson Mandela University readiness for 2019 academic year
Nelson Mandela University welcomed more than 8000 first year students and their parents and guardians at the weekend, and is on track to welcome back all its students on Monday for the official start of the 2019 academic year. This time of the year is not without its challenges,... Read more
Tackling the fake qualifications threat
Fake credentials have become a global problem. The National Student Clearinghouse, a US NGO that offers a degree verification service, reports that falsified academic credentials are a serious, prevalent and ever-increasing problem. In 2015 the New York Times reported on a billion-dollar industry consisting of 3 300 “diploma mills”. These were fake universities... Read more
Rowing recognition for University of Johannesburg sports manager
University of Johannesburg Sports Events manager Niamh Faherty received recognition for her contribution to rowing when she was nominated for the Rowing SA administrator of the year award last month. Although the award at the annual function eventually went to Virginia Mabaso, Faherty said it was an honour just... Read more
Matia Mukama to represent SU at national FameLab competition
Matia Mukama, a doctoral student in Food Science at Stellenbosch University (SU), won the SU heat of the 2019 FameLabscience communication and public speaking competition on Friday (1 February). Carla Snyman, a doctoral student at the Institute for Wine Biotechnology, and George Teke, a Master’s student in Process Engineering, finished... Read more
CPUT Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences creating cancer awareness
Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences students at CPUT marked World Cancer Day by raising awareness about the Big C among their peers. Third-year Radiation Therapy students used balloons, body paint and sweets in different colours to educate their fellow students on the Bellville campus about the different types of... Read more
University of Limpopo Law student wins national essay competition
Congratulatory messages have been pouring in from academics and peers for University of Limpopo Master of Law student Advocate Motlalepula Rakubu on winning the 2019 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Rakubu who is studying towards a Master of Laws degree at the University of Limpopo (UL), was named... Read more
Walk-in applications at CUT running smoothly
The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) was abuzz as those with walk-in applications flocked Bloemfontein and Welkom Campuses in multitudes seeking to secure their space for the 2019 academic year. The day proceeded smoothly as prospective students were welcomed warmly and assisted by CUT staff and student... Read more
UP Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic changes lives, one child at a time
Music blasts out of Zaskia Botha’s portable hi-fi system in the pristine reception area of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic on UP’s Prinshof Campus, as patients wait to be attended to by its staff. It’s 9:30am on a Friday, the clinic is celebrating its 35th... Read more