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...
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 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...
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...
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 the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) suspending academic activity indefinitely until further notice,...
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...
Registration at the University of South Africa (Unisa) was going smoothly on Monday, the institution's spokesperson, Martin Ramotshela, told News24. This follows protests by disgruntled South African Students Congress members last week that led to a shutdown of the institution's Sunnyside campus in Tshwane over demands ranging from academic programmes...
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...
Boeing selects two South African students to join its International Business Internship Programme (IBIP) in Seattle. Despite being in their 20s, Robert Clark and Makhosazana Ncube, have already managed to oversee a project to improve nature conservation using quadcopter drones, co-direct the conversion of an aircraft to paratrooper transport, and...