Unemployment has increased in the first three months of 2019, according to the Stats SA statistics, but UCT graduates seem to be safe from job-searching hardships. Only 10.71% of graduates are actively seeking jobs, found a recent survey, while nearly a quarter of employed students earn up to R30,000 a...
Starting this month, you can learn the indigenous Khoisan language Khoekhoegowab at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Professor Mbulungeni Madiba, co-ordinator of UCT's Multilingualism Education Project at the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), said the first course runs from May to August. Extra-mural studies director Medee Rall said the...
Earlier this week the world’s second largest mobile brand Huawei received some rather concerning news, as Google decided to restrict the company’s access to the Android operating system. That seemingly hasn’t stopped any of their 5G plans though, as Huawei South Africa launched a free 5G training course for ICT...
University of Cape Town (UCT) academic Dr Dyllon Randall has become the first African recipient of the prestigious global Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Warner Prize. The prize is awarded biennially to people who show “exceptional promise” in sustainable chemical process technology, nuclear technology or in making chemical engineering more...
Earlier this week, students voiced their frustration by protesting on university campuses around the country (South Africa), starting off in KwaZulu-Natal with four different institutions, and then followed in Gauteng by Wits University. The protests have resulted in University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) suspending academic activity indefinitely until further notice, while...
They come from far and wide: from Zimbabwe, Haiti, Latvia, Monaco and the Falkland Islands, a diverse enrolment of 605 new international students who will be studying at the University of Cape Town (UCT) this year. UCT’s 29,000-strong student body has 5,000 international students from 117 countries outside South Africa....
Many prospective first-year students are being left disappointed because they've failed to communicate with institutions that have accepted them. There are over 210,000 spaces at universities and not all of them are being taken up. Wits University says first-year university applicants must adhere to deadlines for accepting offers. Dean of the Faculty...
The University of Pretoria is to phase out Afrikaans as the official medium of instruction at all its campuses and residences, reports Pretoria East Rekord. The university will from now only use English as the primary language of communication and administration. University spokesperson Rikus Delport said the policy was adopted in...
Stellenbosch University (SU) staff, students, alumni and friends have raised R1 million in donations and goods in a campaign to end hunger among needy students on its campuses. The university’s #Move4Food campaign, launched in August last year with the ambitious target of raising R10 million in four months, has been...
According to a TimesLive reporting a 78.2% matric pass rate for Class of 2018 and 156,885 distinctions across the country, students are taking to crowdfunding to finance the next step of the academic journey. Since December 2018, Donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, has welcomed over 50 new crowdfunding campaigns for...