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Royal HaskoningDHV’s celebrates 10 years of Saturday Schools

Over the past month Royal HaskoningDHV has held celebrations across the country to mark 10 years of Investing in Education through their Saturday Schools programme.  It is said a nation that fails to invest in its youth fails to invest in its future. This was the motivating factor for Royal HaskoningDHV’s Saturday Schools programme in […]

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National Library of South Africa honours NWU literary giant

Eileen Pooe, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) very own literary giant and Setswana senior lecturer in the School of Languages on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, recently received an award in recognition of her continued writing and publishing in Setswana from the National Library of South Africa. As part of recognising and celebrating work […]

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North-West University appoints new deputy vice-chancellors

The NWU Council, during its extraordinary meeting on 17 August 2017, took a decision to appoint the two candidates indicated below, in order to fill the positions of Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning and Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation for a term of five years. Prof Robert Balfour is a familiar face at the NWU. […]

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Ushering in a new era at Vaal University of Technology

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) celebrated change and welcomed in a new era of leadership with the inauguration of the newly appointed Chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi and Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Gordon Zide on 12 August. On this day at the Vanderbijlpark Campus, a new moment was recorded in the history books of the […]

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UCT launches GSB Solution Space in Philippi Village

On 24 July 2017, the University of Cape Town (UCT), for the first time in its 179-year history, established an official and permanent educational space in a Cape Town community with the opening of the GSB Solution Space in Philippi Village. Backed by the university’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and the Bertha Centre for […]

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Empathy, economic growth and redistribution key to overcoming racial tensions

The most obvious factor stoking racial tension in South Africa is structural socio-economic inequality, which is heavily, though not exclusively, influenced by race. This is according to Dr Gavin Andersson, a prominent scholar in the field of race relations. Andersson, a former trade unionist and Managing Director of local NGO the Seriti Institute, was responding […]

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Transformation in higher education institutions commended

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says the latest statistics, showing that more than two-thirds of students studying at the country’s higher education institutions are black Africans, is a cause for celebration. “It is very pleasing that despite our country’s difficult past, as well as the many challenges that continue to affect South Africa’s […]

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Prof Marwala new UJ Vice-Chancellor

The Council of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has announced the appointment of Professor Tshilidzi Marwala as the University’s second Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Prof Marwala’s appointment followed a rigorous and extensive selection process, as required by the University statute and the University’s rules for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor.   Prof Marwala, who is currently […]

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Buzz 4 Eve launch for women entrepreneurs in townships

  Rhiza Babuyile is launching a Female Entrepreneurship Programme (FEP), Buzz 4 Eve for women entrepreneurs in townships on June 29, 2017 to increase their income, decrease vulnerability of entrepreneurs and their families as most women who depend financially on men are often abused or enter into prostitution, to increase financial and business knowledge, to […]

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VUT welcomes new VC

Vaal University of Technology has announced the appointment of renowned academic and social scientist, Professor Gordon Ndodomzi Zide, as Vice-Chancellor and Principal. In an statement, the education institutution said Prof Zide is an esteemed social transformation scholar who is respected in academia worldwide. He brings with him a wealth of experience and an academic career […]

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