UWC welcomes 30 exchange students for 2019
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has welcomed 30 international study abroad semester students from partner universities to its campus. The students, from the USA, France and Germany, attended a three-day orientation programme. The students are being hosted by the University’s International Relations Office and were officially welcomed... Read more
UWC makes an impressive Varsity Cup debut
UWC rugby team began their Varsity Cup challenge with great aplomb when they nearly snatched a win over the higher rated Ikey Tigers of UCT in their own backyard at Green Mile sports field on Monday, 4 February 2019. Leading 24-23 with only five minutes remaining, FNB UWC could... Read more
Research: Why screen time needs to be limited
High levels of screen time, among babies, children and adolescents, are associated with potential harm. There is increasing concern about the amount of time children and adolescents are spending in recreational screen time. There’s also increasing controversy over whether or not screen time is actually harmful. Since 2016, we (researchers who’ve... Read more
Plenty of incentive at Madibaz athletics meeting
There will be plenty of incentive to succeed for junior and senior athletes when the Bestmed Madibaz Athletics Club hold a major meeting at the south campus on Friday and Saturday. Madibaz Sport athletics manager Nellis Bothma said they would be linking up with the Port Elizabeth High Schools... Read more
UFS reaching out to students affected by Zimbabwean crisis
The executive management of the University of the Free State (UFS) has noted with concern the disconcerting effects of the current political and economic crisis and instability in Zimbabwe – specifically with regard to the effect it has on its students from Zimbabwe. “As part of a coordinated support... Read more
Words of wisdom for students
Students at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) must work consistently, manage their finances, ask questions and lead a healthy lifestyle. This was part of the message from vice-chancellor Professor Sibongile Muthwa when she welcomed thousands of new students to the university on Saturday. Students at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) must work... Read more
DUT alumni create ‘proudly South African’ haircare & skincare products
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) strives itself on improving the life chances and aspirations of student entrepreneurs and helping them to reach their maximum potential. Two budding entrepreneurs, Phumelele Khumalo and Nosihle Dlamini are making DUT proud with their exciting new range of ‘Proudly South African’ haircare and skincare... Read more
SPU welcomes biggest 1st-entering class
On Saturday, 2 February 2019, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) welcomed over six hundred first-entering students and their families – its biggest group ever of new students as SPU begins its sixth year of existence. The rapid growth of SPU will have a positive impact on the social and economic... Read more
Untapped Culture: SA’s first ‘LinkedIn for creatives’
South Africa’s multi-billion-rand creative industry is about to receive a major shake-up with the launch of Untapped Culture, the country’s first “LinkedIn for creatives” – an online platform that connects a network of industry professionals, and builds credibility in return. Founded by three University of Cape Town (UCT) Commerce... Read more
First-year students commence a ‘transformative journey’
“Expect to have a life-changing experience.” With these words Professor Jimmy Volmink, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) at Stellenbosch University welcomed approximately 477 new first-year medicine and health sciences students at the faculty’s annual welcoming ceremony recently held at the university’s Tygerberg campus. “By... Read more