“Exploring Tailored Solutions for Diverse Academic Literacy Needs

In the realm of South African education, there is a growing commitment to explore alternatives to one-size-fits-all solutions for students’ academic literacy needs. Recognizing the diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds of learners, educators and researchers are actively seeking innovative approaches to cater to the unique requirements of each student.   1. Diverse Linguistic Landscape: South […]

South African Universities Drive Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Prosperity

South African universities play a pivotal role as key actors in fostering vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystems that contribute to sustainable prosperity and development. By embracing innovation, research, and collaboration, these academic institutions become dynamic hubs for cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship that extends beyond the campus walls.   1. Fostering Innovation: South African universities serve as […]

Teaching and Learning of Mathematics Community of Practice at USAf Discovers Innovative AI Application for Learning Support

An artificially intelligent learning, tutoring and assessment programme, ALEKS – combined with the crafting of a student support system using National Benchmark Test (NBT) data – was incorporated into the teaching and learning of mathematics this year.   This was the message given to participants at the last meeting of the Teaching and Learning of […]

Guidelines for Final Year Students on Crafting Projects at South African Universities

As a final year student in a South African university, the culmination of your academic journey often involves undertaking a comprehensive project. This task requires a thoughtful approach, effective planning, and a clear understanding of the expectations. This guide aims to provide essential insights into crafting successful projects that showcase your knowledge and skills.   […]

African Rainbow Minerals Allocates R20 Million for Research at Wits University

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg. The investment is firmly located within the university’s mining precinct and dovetails with the university’s broader initiatives in quantum computing, fintech and innovation. ARM will sponsor a […]

Nzimande Unveils New Campus for uMgungundlovu TVET College

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, will on Friday officially open a new campus of the uMgungundlovu Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.   The uMgungundlovu TVET College was opened in 2002 after a merger of the then Edendale, Plessislaer, Midlands, Msunduzi and Northdale Further Education and Training […]

Launch of Mental Health Museum at Weskoppies by UP Commemorates Historical Treatment Practices

Weskoppies Hospital and the Gauteng Department of Health together with its partners, including the University of Pretoria’s Department of Psychiatry, marked the culmination of Mental Health Awareness Month by unveiling the Mental Health Museum at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital on 31 October 2023. Established in 1892, the hospital stands as one of South Africa’s foremost psychiatric […]