The 1 250 best universities in the world—and Unisa makes the cut
US News & World Report has released the 2018 Best Global Universities rankings, including the top tertiary learning institutions in South Africa. The overall rankings evaluate 1 250 universities—up from 1,000 last year—across 74 countries and are the largest and most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide, it says. The... Read more
Application season is here!
Have you chosen where you want to study next year? Below we have listed all universities accepting undergraduates for 2018. Click on the links for application forms and more information about how to apply for the course that you are interested in. Make sure to take note of the... Read more
Minister Nzimande pleased with SA’s rankings
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017, which records five South African universities in the top 500 in the world‚ should be celebrated as a significant national achievement. The five universities – the University of the Witwatersrand,... Read more
Which are SA’s top varsities?
South Africa’s top universities have been ranked by an international ranking system, Academic Performance (URAP), using six academic performance indicators. URAP says it uses an academic performance based ranking, where publications form the basis of the ranking methodology. Both the quality and quantity of publications and international research collaboration... Read more
New hermit crab species
It has green eyes, a girl’s name and, like other parapagurid species, piggybacks its tentacled lodgers around in a unique biological marriage called symbiosis. Meet Paragiopagurus atkinsonae, a new species of deep-water hermit crab found only in a tiny area off the West Coast of South Africa. The wee beastie... Read more
UCT alumnus wins The Voice SA
Recent UCT finance graduate Craig Lucas was announced as the winner of season two of the popular singing contest, The Voice South Africa, last weekend. The winner of season one in 2016, Richard Stirton, was also UCT alumnus. In the finale last weekend, Lucas sang Chris de Burgh’s Lady in Red, which... Read more
For youngsters Brandon Como and Grant Oosterwyk, growing up on the Cape Flats was about economic survival and avoiding gangs. No one talked about university. But they had other ideas – and they changed the trajectory of their and their families’ lives, and their community. In his 30 years... Read more
From teaching interventions to revolutionary research and the development of isiXhosa reading and teaching material, Xolisa Guzula is a force of change within the South African education landscape. Guzula is a quintessential reader. From an early age, she would devour any book placed in front of her. With the... 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
UCT holds its position in 2018 QS rankings
UCT remains ranked at 191 in the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which were released on 8 June. UCT also remains the top university in Africa. Three other African universities were included in the top 400: Stellenbosch University (361), the University of the Witwatersrand (364) and The American University... Read more