NATIONAL NEWS

DUT finds a way forward in #SBux saga - Source:IOL

Durban University of Technology management has noted the demands made in a Memorandum of Understanding handed over by students following protest at the campuses earlier this week.In a statement, DUT revealed that they fully accepted the demands put forward by the Student Representative Council and further discussions would be...
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Deputy President David Mabuza leads the Human Resource Development Council to North West, 21 Sept - Source:Government of South Africa

Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) of South Africa, will on Friday, 21 September 2018, visit the North West Province to hold the 21st HRDC meeting at the ORBIT TVET College in Rustenburg.The meeting will receive a progress report on the implementation of...
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No articles for law students at college - Source:News24

Varsity College has found itself in a quagmire because the KZN Law Society refuses to allow its LLB students to register to serve their articles.The college contends it has all the relevant accreditation to offer the degree but the society maintains that "only a university" may do so. This follows amendments to relevant legislation...
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Rhodes University appoints first ever harassment and discrimination officer - Source:News24

Rhodes University has appointed Dr Zethu Mkhize as its harassment and discrimination officer as of September 10, 2018.This follows recommendations made by the s**ual violence task team at the institution."My role is to provide a safe haven to those who have been wronged and to advise them about options going forward. In such...
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Sadesmo, Sasco roll out the big guns ahead of MUT elections - Source:IOL

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi and ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula, will today descend on Mangosuthu University of Technology to drum up support for Sadesmo and Sasco respectively.The IFP-aligned South African Democratic Students Movement (Sadesmo) and the ANC-aligned South African Students Congress (Sasco) will host these...
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Stellenbosch University gears up for 24-hour Campus Giving Day - Source:IOL

Stellenbosch University (SU) is gearing up for its first 24-hour Campus Giving Day, which runs from 1pm today until 1pm on Friday.Giving Day forms part of the recently launched student-led #Move4Food campaign that aims to create food banks on the Stellenbosch and Tygerberg campuses, with an ambitious target of raising R10 million in...
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UCT students' bid to improve lives of Imizamo Yethu residents - Source:EyeWitness News

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) School of Architecture, Planning, and Geomatics has been helping to improve lives of residents in Imizamo Yethu informal settlement.UCT introduced innovations that improve daily life for the residents in the area. At the same time, the initiative gives students the practical and hands-on...
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University students stay away from class due to taxi strike - Source:DispatchLIVE

Thousands of Walter Sisulu University (WSU) students did not make it to class on Wednesday due to the taxi strike.The university spokesperson, Yonela Tukwayo, said while lectures were not officially suspended, buses that transport students from East London to the university's Potsdam campus were grounded to ensure the safety of...
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RSA UNIVERSITY GENERATED NEWS

Academic Week 2018: Project Why Celebrates Critical Thinking And Creativity - Source:UWC

"The way we think shapes who we become - and when you come from abject poverty with a very humble beginning, the only way to make it in life is by making critical thinking your way of being." Those were the words of Ben Muteba, Bioinformatics Master's student at the University of the Western Cape's South African National...
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Celebrated songstress Gloria Bosman performs at Arts Festival - Source:TUT

During this month of celebrating our heritage, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will revel in its diverse arts and culture by presenting a first-ever Arts Festival on its vibrant Arts Campus. Multiple award-winning songstress and TUT alumna, Gloria Bosman, will perform at two extravaganza evenings held as part of the...
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Dr Olarewaju inspires students' to surpass their goals - Source:DUT

A goal-driven researcher and lecturer with a passion for academic excellence - the Durban University of Technology's (DUT's) Dr Odunayo Magret Olarewaju wants to use her impressive educational achievements to inspire students' to surpass their goals."I mentor students, I advise them, and I help them in their research...
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Helping others to live their best life - Source:WITS

Dr Thobeka Nkomo, the new Head of the Department of Social Work, has always known that she wants to be in a field that improves the lives of others.As a young girl growing up in the Eastern Cape, Nkomo was drawn to the nursing profession because of the comfort that it brought to people in their hour of need. Her route to nursing...
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IG again presents successful HEMIS Institute - Source:SUN

The Information Governance (IG) Division at Stellenbosch University (SU) recently (14-16 August 2018) again successfully presented its annual Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) Institute at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West.At the event, staff members of the IG participated directly in the expansion of...
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Law Society bolsters literacy with book drive - Source:RHODES

In line with World Literacy Day, which was declared by UNESCO in 1966, the Rhodes Law Society embarked on a book drive in partnership with Duna Public Library in Grahamstown East.World Literacy Day was celebrated for the first time on 8 September 1967 with the aim of highlighting the importance of literacy to individuals,...
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Librarian discusses technology in education at conference in Malaysia - Source:CPUT

A CPUT librarian recently shared her knowledge about integrating technology into library science education with the world at a conference in Malaysia.Dr Lynn Kleinveldt, Faculty Librarian: Applied Sciences and Health & Wellness Sciences on the District Six Campus, presented a paper during the 84th International Federation of Library...
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NWU academic awarded for being a stroke ambassador  - Source:NWU

Every 30 minutes in South Africa a stroke patient who could have been saved, dies or is permanently disabled because they were treated at the wrong hospital.Prof Ronel Pretorius, an associate professor and programme manager for clinical education at the North-West University (NWU), was recently recognised for her instrumental role...
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NWU researcher speaks at Indiana University - Source:NWU

Prof Etienne Barnard, a research professor at the North-West University's (NWU's) research niche area Multilingual Speech Technologies (MuST), recently travelled to the United States for a research visit to the Indiana University Bloomington.He was invited to give a colloquium talk at the School of Informatics, Computing...
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Now MUT can take pictures from the sky! - Source:MUT

The pioneering spirit of the Department of Marketing and Communications (MarComms) has again resulted in something big! The department has bought a drone that is going to assist the University to save a lot of money. Ayanda Blose, of the department, said they would now be able to take quality aerial pictures from around the...
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Pioneering researcher Tebello Nyokong, PhD'87, carries hopes, dreams of continent - Source:RHODES

It is difficult to know where to start the story - so far - of Tebello Nyokong.Perhaps it should begin with the renowned chemist being named, alongside the likes of Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, among the icons of South Africa for her pioneering research of photo-dynamic therapy as a cancer treatment.Or, maybe with...
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Stellenbosch residents must stand together against inequality - Source:SUN

The people of Stellenbosch need to reach out the each other in order to address the inequality that still exists in the town.This was the gist of a panel discussion at a Heritage Function held at the Stellenbosch University (SU) Museum on the Stellenbosch campus on Tuesday (18 Sept 2018). Miss Renee Hector-Kannemeyer from Matie...
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UJ's Prof Caroline Long urges teachers to rethink mathematics education - Source:UJ

Reform Mathematics Education over the past 50 years has brought the human and creative element into the learning and teaching of mathematics, has privileged the experience that children bring with them from their out-of-school environments, and sought to develop their mathematical thinking.According to Caroline Long, a professor in...
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REGIONAL NEWS

BOTSWANA- Masisi Assures Tertiary Students - Source:Botswana Daily News

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has assured tertiary institutions students that government would do its best to address their challenges.Students' leaders expressed the challenges facing various tertiary institutions learners during a meeting with President Masisi, which was held at Ba Isago University on September 17.Ba Isago...
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GHANA- Beneficiaries hail Total Young Graduate Programme - Source:GhanaWeb

Beneficiaries of the Total Ghana Limited's Young Graduate Programme, a career development and empowerment programme have hailed the company for the initiative, which seeks to build and equip newly graduated youth with skills through global exposure.A statement from Total Ghana and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on...
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KENYA- Kitui's university picked to host top bank's ICT centre - Source:The Star

South Eastern Kenya University has been picked to host an innovation and ICT centre of excellence.The centre, sponsored by the African Development Bank, will be located at the main campus at Kwa Vonza in Kitui county.The announcement was made by the bank's director general for regional development and business delivery Gabriel...
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KENYA- Stakeholders: Universities free to issue diplomas, certificates - Source:Daily Nation

Universities will now continue to offer diploma and certificate courses after stakeholders resolved the impasse surrounding the programmes.The stakeholders have agreed to operate within a framework where the Technical and Vocational Training Authority (TVETA) will implement the standards set by the National Qualification Framework...
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MALAWI- Ministry touts progress on Mombera University project - Source:Nyasa Times

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology says Government is registering remarkable progress in preparatory works for the construction of Mombera University in Mzimba.Public Relations Officer for the Ministry, Lindiwe Chide, said the first phase of the project is at an advanced stage and disclosed that government would soon...
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NIGERIA- Students grumble as Osun institutions remain closed - Source:Premium Times Nigeria

Several agitations from students have followed the shutdown of Osun-state owned tertiary institutions due to an indefinite strike declared by their academic staff over a month ago.The staff of the institutions on August 7 declared a strike over issues bordering on the welfare of members.The affected institutions are Osun State...
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NIGERIA- TETFund: ICPC Recovers N7.5m From 11 Kadpoly Lecturers - Spokesperson - Source:Independent Newspapers Nigeria

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has recovered N7.5 million unused grants from 11 lecturers of the Kaduna Polytechnic.Spokesperson of the commission, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Okoduwa said the money was part of the Tertiary Education Trust...
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TANZANIA- University Of Dar-es-Salaam And Digital Opportunity Trust Invests USD 6k In Young Digital Entrepreneurs - Source:WeeTracker

Suku Enterprise, Recyclers, and Lily Pads emerged top three contestants of the Digital Entrepreneurship Competition recently organised by the University of Dar es Salaam Entrepreneurship Centre and Digital Opportunity Trust. Kuchengo Suleiman's innovative nutritional health solution that handles diabetes and high blood...
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UGANDA- AFLI starts guild leaders' scorecard for universities - Source:New Vision

The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) and the Uganda Management Institute (UMI) have started a guild leaders' scorecard for higher institutions of learning including universities and tertiary institutions.David Pulkol the AFLI director said the scorecard will assess the performance of the guild leaders examining how their...
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UGANDA- MPs query beneficiaries of students' loan scheme - Source:New Vision

A week after ministry of education published the list of beneficiaries of the students' loan scheme for the academic year 2018/19, lawmakers have questioned the criterion that was used to select the benefactors.MPs across the political aisle on Tuesday raised concerns about the identity of beneficiaries with some indicating...
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UGANDA- Three Suspended Makerere University Students Charged With Trespass - Source:Daily Monitor

Three suspended Makerere University students have been charged before Buganda Road court with trespass at the University premises and taking part in an unlawful assembly.Frank Bwambale, David Musiri and Roy Rugumayo had been suspended by the University administrators a day before September 13, 2018 when they were allegedly found in...
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ZAMBIA- UNZA Lecturers Call Off Go-Slow - Source:Zambia Reports

University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers has called off their go-slow after a meeting with the Labour Commissioner and UNZA Management.According to a memorandum signed by UNZALARU General Secretary Kelvin Mambwe the weeklong go-slow had been called off with parties involved agreeing to go back to the negotiating table.UNZA had...
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ZIMBABWE- Nust 'takes over' unused firms - Source:The Chronicle

THE National University of Science and Technology (Nust) has identified 20 hectares of land and empty factory shells in Bulawayo, which it is targeting to use to design industry driven prototypes.Nust Pro-Vice Chancellor in charge of innovation and business development, Dr Gatsha Mazithulela, said the local university has a role in...
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

CANADA- University of Windsor opening first international recruitment office in India - Source:CBC News

The University of Windsor is opening its first international recruitment office in India.The school currently enrolls more than 14,500 full-time students. International students total 3,431 at the University of Windsor, with 1,783 of them coming from India.Chris Busch, associate vice-president of enrolment management, said the new...
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GREECE- Athens University Medical School Among Top 150 Worldwide - Source:GreekReporter

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has been given an overall ranking of 228 in the National Taiwan University Rankings of world universities for 2018, based on the performance ranking of the scientific papers they produced.It has also achieved a rank of 140 in the field of Clinical Medicine and 94 in the subject of...
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INDIA- HRD Ministry asks Goa government to form autonomous body for higher education - Source:Jagran josh

The Goa State Higher Education Council Act notified by the state yesterday. In July, Goa government had decided to form the council as per a recommendation by the Human Resource Development (HRD), University Grants Commission and Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan. The HRD Ministry had recommended the establishment of a new...
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INDIA- Pbi varsity shut for two days after scuffle - Source:The Tribune

Punjabi University will remain closed for two days (September 20 and 21) following a protest by a student organisation, which later led to a scuffle among two student parties on the campus on Tuesday night.Initially the authorities failed to control the situation in time, later they took a decision to close the varsity campus after...
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INDIA- Vice-chancellors, registrars of Karnataka universities asked to stop wasting time at Vidhana Soudha - Source:The New Indian Express

Vice-chancellors and registrars of state universities have been told to henceforth take the Higher Education Department's permission in case they are visiting Vidhana Soudha, unless it is for some official work.This comes after several complaints were received against some of the vice-chancellors, registrars and other varsity...
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NEW ZEALAND- Victoria University of Wellington continues support for name change - Source:stuff.co.nz

A last-minute fight to save the name 'Victoria University of Wellington' (VUW) may have been in vain as the institution's bosses signal they will follow through on the proposed name change.Campus management has given the 'University of Wellington' name change the go-ahead, but the university council will...
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SPAIN- University students strike due to politicians' academic 'scandals' - Source:euronews

The student community of the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid (URJC) has called for a strike on 27 September to demand the resignation of the rector, Javier Ramos, over "the numerous scandals" that are damaging the image of the university.Students are outraged at the former rector, Fernando Suárez, who is accused of allowing...
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UK- £36m funding for Swansea University research on green energy building materials - Source:ITV

The UK Government has announced £36 million worth of funding for the development of green energy in the construction sector in Wales.The funding will go to the SPECIFIC research institute, part of Swansea University, which develops new building materials and coatings that can generate electricity from light and heat.The energy...
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UK- Oxford 'spends £108,000' to recruit each extra low-income student - Source:The Guardian

Oxford University spends more than £100,000 for each additional student from a poor background it admits every year, according to a new analysis of its efforts to improve access.Figures published in Prospect show that Oxford's "cost of acquisition" for every extra student from a low-income area admitted since 2009 is...
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USA- UB ranked No. 1 among New York's public universities in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking - Source:Niagara Frontier Publications

The University at Buffalo is the No. 1 public university in New York state, according to the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking.The WSJ/THE rankings differ from other ratings in that their methodology incorporates student success and learning by including the results of a student survey. The survey...
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