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...
UKZN received 91,000 on-time undergraduate applications for approximately 8,770 first year places. With the 2019 school year underway today, 9 January, universities around the country (South Africa) are bracing for the influx of students. The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has received approximately 91,000 on-time undergraduate applications via the Central Applications Office...
Graduating with a higher education qualification is an experience many in South Africa do not get to have. According to the Department of Higher Education, in 2016, only 46.2% of students in public universities graduated with undergraduate degrees. For many of those who do get their degree, it is a show...
The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) is set to commission a N1billion hostel it built for the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State. According to the Sun News Online, the authorities of the University described the Dangote hostel project as a big relief as accommodation is one of the nightmares...
A UKZN student is now the ambassador of an international organisation that brings together and empowers global leaders. Kwazini Zulu is a student in the College of Law and Management Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. One Young World (OYW) is a UK-based charity that gathers together some of the brightest...
The women’s football team of the University for Development Studies (UDS) put up a thrilling performance in the ongoing eighth edition of Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) mini games, to beat the host institution, University of Cape Coast (UCC), by a lone goal. The match, which was played at the...
The University of the Witwatersrand has inaugurated DR Judy Dlamani as its new vice chancellor. The university announced her appointment in August, making her the first black female vice chancellor at Wits university. Dlamini takes the reins from Justice Dikgang Moseneke who has served for two six-year terms in this position,...
The University of Pretoria last week hosted its Tuks Robot Race Day, which saw more than 70 autonomous robotic vehicles take to the track to compete for the top spot. Now in its seventh year, the event, co-ordinated by the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information...
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...
IBM launched its Quantum computer program in Africa today, announcing a partnership with South Africa’s Wits University that will extend to 15 universities across nine countries. Quantum — or IBM Q, as the U.S.-based company calls it — is a computer that uses quantum bits (or qubits) to top the...