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
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
Unisa staff member appointed as one of three SARIMA VPs
Ayanda Noma, Unisa’s director of the Innovation and Technology Transfer Directorate (DITT), has not only been appointed—as was recently reported—to the South African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) Board, but he has gone one step further and is now the vice-president for Innovation and Technology Transfer of the association! In... Read more
Absa helps Wits students prosper
Absa Bank has donated over R15m to Wits University in aid of student funding. On Friday, 9 June 2017, representatives from Absa’s Scholarship Programme handed over a cheque to Wits to give academically talented but financially inhibited students an opportunity to study with less financial burdens. The donation enabled... Read more
TUT tackles maths, science problem
In a first for the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (TUTFEBE), Prof SP Daniel Chowdhury, a research professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, together with a team of lecturers have developed a maths and science workshop to get mathematics... Read more
Three TUT staff members, four new qualifications
The Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Directorate of Quality Promotion (DQP) boasts four new qualifications among three of its staff members – all aimed at ensuring improvement of teaching and learning through effective academic development and quality initiatives.   Emily Mabote, deputy director, and Zama Simamane, quality advisor, both obtained... Read more
Tshwane University extends cross-continental collaboration
The cultivation of relationships beneficial to the university’s students, staff and other stakeholders, is a central part of how an institution of higher learning ought to function. In light of this, a delegation of TUT EMC members and executive deans, together with Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, the Finnish minister of education... Read more
ABSA gives R6-million in scholarships
  ABSA met with the Vaal University of Technology’s executive on 14 June to hand over a cheque worth R6-million towards scholarships. Because VUT accommodates a number of disadvantaged students, ABSA decided to make a generous contribution towards the education of poor, but deserving students. The banking istitution has... Read more