The Eduroam Wi-Fi service has been turned on in 57 of Cape Town’s public libraries, allowing University of Cape Town (UCT) staff and students to access free internet as if they were on campus. The initiative also means students and staff from any university which uses eduroam, including all four...
Researchers at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have designed artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms based on biological processes that could improve AI functionality. In recent years, bio-inspired algorithms have received increasing attention by the research community as well as the industry. Scientifically, the field of evolutionary algorithms is a highly relevant research...
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...
Focus. Discipline. Passion. Those were the three traits highlighted as essential to build a rewarding career in academia by Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng during her address to University of Cape Town (UCT) postgraduate students. The students, from across the university, gathered in the Baxter Theatre’s Concert Hall on Saturday, 3...
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 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,...
It is the only nonprofit initiative in SA that pays historical debt for students. Statistics from the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organisation (Unesco) have revealed that only 23% of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Stem) talent is female, which is something a South African crowdfunding startup is working toward changing. The...
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...
Individuals planning to apply for undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are reminded that they have until 31 July 2019 to submit their applications for the 2020 academic year. With the deadline for applications fast approaching, aspirant UCT undergraduates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon...
The Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology, DR. Blade Nzimande has announce that the 2020 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications for new applicants has been opened on Sunday, 1st September 2019. In a document we intercepted, the announcement follows a meeting the Minister had with the (NSFAS)...