Kobus van der Walt, Regional Manager, SANRAL WR and Prof de Villiers, SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor
SANRAL invests R30-million in SU for continued education in pavement engineering

In a symbolic ceremony at the Geotechnical and Transportation Division hosted within the University's Department of Civil Engineering, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) announced a R30-million endowment to Stellenbosch University which will continue to fund the SANRAL Chair in Pavement Engineering at the University.

17 hours ago

Nzimande to be quizzed on fees
Nzimande to be quizzed on fees

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande faces tough questions regarding university fees in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) amid reports that President Jacob Zuma has declared a zero rate increase.

By Khulekani Magubane and Penelope Mashego 18 hours ago

Advtech makes two specialist acquisitions
Advtech makes two specialist acquisitions

Private education conglomerate Advtech has capped a strong interim performance from its tertiary division by making two specialist acquisitions. On Monday the company announced it had acquired Capsicum Culinary School and a stake in distance-learning specialist Oxbridge Academy with effect from 1 July.

18 hours ago

Private sector pivotal in meeting SSA student housing demand
Private sector pivotal in meeting SSA student housing demand

According to research from JLL, the demand for new purpose-built student accommodation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to exceed 500,000 beds over the next five years. With continuing public sector budget constraints, private investors will have an important role to play in meeting this demand.

21 hours ago

(fltr) Liezel van Jaarsveld (CLX), Eoné Marnewick (Sasol), Chené Scholtz (University of Johannesburg student), Colette Wessels (Imperial Logistics) were recognised for excellence in supply chain skills development at the recent SCMEEA celebration.
Excellence in supply chain skills development

The Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards (SCMEEA), held during the recent SAPICS regional conference in Gauteng, recognised Sasol, Imperial Logistics, the Centre for Logistics Excellence (CLX), and Chené Scholtz from the University of Johannesburg for excellence in supply chain skills development. Supply chain management and the improvement of skills in this profession is critical to business success in all industries.

22 hours ago

Gumede, Schoon, Khuzwayo, Faku.
2016 Loeries KZN Creative Future Scholarship recipients revealed

The annual Loeries® Creative Future Scholarships for 2017 were announced at the Loeries® Saturday awards ceremony, held on 20 August 2016 with four scholarships awarded.

3 days ago

Nestlé Centenary Art Project award winners
Nestlé Centenary Art Project award winners

Two young South African students were announced as winners of the Nestlé Art Project - an art competition that is part of Nestlé South Africa's centenary commemoration. The company is currently celebrating 100 years of its existence and contribution to the South African economy.

18 Aug 2016

Anke Kuipers
#CoCreate2Accelerate: the gamification of education

Sea Monster, a company that creates beautiful and unique 2D-animations as well as develop engaging games for work or play, is participating in #CoCreate2Accelerate, an initiative from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, taking place at this year's Open Design Festival.

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Aug 2016

SU faculties join forces for new MSc programme focused on food security
SU faculties join forces for new MSc programme focused on food security

Stellenbosch University's (SU) two-year MSc programme in Food and Nutrition Security will begin 2017 and will help policy makers and people in non-government organisations make educated decisions on questions about food provision and security. The course takes aspects such as good health and the role of adequate nutrition therein, into consideration.

18 Aug 2016

Stalled varsity lectures resume
Stalled varsity lectures resume

Lectures at tertiary educational institutions in KwaZulu-Natal will resume today, 17 August 2016, after being suspended since Monday.

17 Aug 2016

Winners of CUT Hotel career competition
Winners of CUT Hotel career competition

The Free State's Central University of Technology (CUT) Hotel School held its first-ever high school career competition on 11 August 2016.

17 Aug 2016

Zimbabwean miner launches graduate training programme
Zimbabwean miner launches graduate training programme

In June 2016, Metallon Corporation commenced its two-year graduate training scheme in Zimbabwe, with 15 university graduates, aged 18-28, chosen from over 1,000 applicants. The selection process comprised of academic merits and grades, interview procedures and psychometric testing.

17 Aug 2016