Two million students funded by government since 2013
More than two million students studying at South Africa’s public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges have been funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) since 2013, the minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, has announced. The total number of... Read more
Students take to entrepreneurship and are embraced by success
Two former students are on their way to the top as entrepreneurs. Tumelo Pholwane and Teboho Seliane are both very talented and in business. They are unstoppable. Teboho Seliane, also known as “Mr S”, obtained his fashion design qualification at Motheo TVET College in 2012. He then went ahead... Read more
Gauteng is SA’s top paying province
Careerjunction’s 2016-17 salary review shows that Gauteng remains the top paying province. The report explores salary offerings, as offered by companies, for top occupations across SA’s most lucrative provinces – Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. For those in the architecture & engineering sector, Gauteng is where approximately 50%... 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
Architecture, engineering, ICT leads top paying sectors in South Africa
Career Junction has released its latest salary review, detailing the top paying sectors in South Africa. The findings are based on actual salary offerings for intermediate and senior level candidates, which were posted on CareerJunction from October 2016 to March 2017. One of the highest paying sectors in South... Read more
In March this year UCT launched its eighth massive open online course (MOOC): Extinctions: Past and Present with Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, a palaeobiologist in the department of biological sciences. Since its launch in March, over 3 300 participants from 120 countries around the world have signed up for the MOOC, with the... Read more
Chemistry lecturer to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting
A lecturer in the School of chemistry and physics, Dr Nolwazi Nombona, will attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in June. Nombona, selected for the trip by the African Academy of Science (AAS), joins fellow UKZN representative Dr Mark Williams-Wynn, who is being sent by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).... Read more
Academic successes of UKZN student leaders celebrated
UKZN celebrated the academic successes of student leaders at a gala dinner on the Westville campus. Former SRC President on the Pietermaritzburg campus and former head of ministry at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture, Thokozani Magwaza, commended the students on their achievements. Magwaza, who holds a BSocSci... Read more
Tendani Mutavhatsindi makes it against all odds
The Univen community celebrated Africa Day on 24 May. Themed ‘Showcasing African unity in diversity’, the main attractions were Univen arts groups and a debating competition. “Univen is a university in transformation which is strengthening its position as locally relevant but globally competitive,” said Univen’s director: international relations, Cornelius... Read more
New IT skill set is introduced to fight cybercrime
Cyber security is becoming a challenge worldwide, as attackers are hacking into systems of organisations. Currently, South Africa is reported among the Top 10 countries that are most vulnerable to cyber-attacks due to insecure Internet networks. On Monday, 12 June 2017, the Central University of Technology Innovation Services (CUTis)... Read more