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...
Higher education institutions in Africa have moved up university rankings. This is according to the 2019 Emerging Economies University Rankings. According to the rankings, compiled by Times Higher Education, African countries were better represented than in previous years. Egypt holds the position as the most represented African nation on the ranking,...
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...
China on Friday pledged its support to help Ghana expand the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) located at Ho, 180 km northeast of the capital, Accra. At a brief ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Wang Shiting and Ghana's Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta signed a formal note on behalf...
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...