Sasol’s insane bursary is now open to candidates – here’s what it includes

South African chemical and energy company Sasol says that applications for its corporate bursary programme are now open for the 2020 academic year. High-performing mathematics and science learners currently in Grade 12 are invited to apply for the all-inclusive bursary to study engineering, science and accounting degrees at approved public universities and universities of technology. Sasol’s bursary programme—which has run for more than three decades—covers bursars’ tuition fees, accommodation, meals, textbooks and pocket money. Read  More

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VUT staff member awarded international exchange trip

Ms Shirene Klink, from the Research Directorate at VUT, was one of only 10 people from Southern Africa to be awarded a place on the 2019 StoRM exchange programme. The Strengthening of Research Management or StoRM project, funded by the European Union, aims to develop the profession of Research Management and Administration (RMA) in parts of Europe and in Southern Africa. Ms Klink, who holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and is currently working as a Project Manager responsible[…]

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CPUT to develop three more nanosatellites to value of R27m

Cape Town – The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has hailed the country’s second nanosatellite ZACube-2 and committed to further support the development of a constellation of satellites through the investment of R27 million. This was announced by the department’s director general, Dr Phil Mjwara, at a plenary hosted by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Read More

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TUT seals strategic agreement with EduExcellence

A strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the EduExcellence Ltd, Finland and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), will go a long way in establishing the University as an educational forerunner in the field of Infection Prevention, supported by the expertise of Finnish universities of applied sciences. Prof Stanley Mukhola, TUT’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and Tuija Pulkkinen representing EduExcellence Ltd, signed the MoU aimed at strengthening and creating a more mutually beneficial relationship between the[…]

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THE SECOND SOUTH AFRICA – GERMANY BILATERAL RESEARCH PROJECTS WORKSHOP, A SUCCESS!

The second South Africa -Germany bilateral research projects workshop, hosted by the Durban University of technology (DUT) and co-hosted by (CPUT), took place at the Tala Collection Game Reserve, Durban, last month. The event was organised and hosted by Professor Tukayi Kudanga (Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology at DUT and co-hosted by Dr Marilize Le Roes-Hill (Biocatalysis and Technical Biology Research Group, Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology, from CPUT. The workshop takes place because in 2017, 12 South[…]

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Journalism graduate goes full circle.

Journalism graduate goes full circle. verything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear — George Addair We all grow up dreaming to become something in life. Being a journalist was the DREAM for Sthembiso Sithole. The vibrant TUT Alumnus was recently appointed as a part-time lecturer at the University’s Journalism Department. He said; “I am thrilled to be a part-time lecturer. I think this is a great opportunity for me to be back and share my knowledge[…]

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CUT hosts a 100-Mars-One Project astronaut candidate

The Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) hosted a public lecture in which Dr Adriana Marais, a renowned speaker at academic, corporate, educational and public events presented a lecture on prospects of taking an exit journey to Mars. Dr Marais is a theoretical physicist, Head of Innovation at SAP Africa and aspiring extraterrestrial who believes that humanity has reached a turning point since the dawn of time, as science and technology[…]

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Transition of students from high schools to universities

The Centre for Academic Development (CAD) hosted its second FYE symposium for lecturers teaching first- year students. The purpose was to engage with lecturers about the experiences they have with first-year students. The symposium was guided by the following question: Is it not time to stop asking what is wrong with our new students but rather question what needs to change within our institutional practices in order to meet the new students’ needs? Read More

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