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  • Council Update – Oct 201917 October 2019, 1:29 pm
    The Vice-Chancellor’s staff engagement roadshows during which he engaged with staff about their views and experiences about the state of affairs at the university. Edgewood, Pietermaritzburg, Howard and Medical School campuses have been visited thus far. Westville Campus is to be visited later in October. Public lecture on women’s month on 23 august. The keynote [...]Read More...
  • Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium16 October 2019, 4:03 pm
    The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) is hosting its annual Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS 2019). This invaluable opportunity prepares students to present at international conferences and draws an audience of over 800 students, staff and members of industry. What to expect: Research showcase from 60 oral and 190 poster presenters Exhibition [...]Read More...
  • Professor Tilahun Seyoum Workneh14 October 2019, 10:35 am
    Professor Tilahun Seyoum Workneh Integrated Innovative Postharvest Technologies to Reduce Losses of Horticultural Crops Abstract African countries have a range of climates that are favourable for the production of horticultural crops. These countries have attempted to intensify production. However, production in Africa is lower when compared to other continents. Also, the production has not been [...
  • School of Engineering Celebrates Accreditation from ECSA11 October 2019, 1:44 pm
    The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) School of Engineering’s disciplines have continued to receive accreditation with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), following an assessment of its Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BScEng) undergraduate programmes this year. After ECSA completed their assessment of Civil Engineering recently, ECSA conferred continued accreditation with no...
  • An Electric Surfboard Design to Entice the Adventurous10 October 2019, 4:48 pm
    The annual Mechanical Engineering Open Day at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a major highlight in the Engineering calendar, is set to take place on Wednesday 16 October at the Unite School of Engineering building, Howard College Campus. Fourth year engineering students will display months’ worth of hard work on 20 ingenious design projects to evaluators, [...]Read More...

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  • New medical school to open in 202118 October 2019, 12:00 am
    When I am standing in one of our medical school lecture halls at Nelson Mandela University’s Missionvale campus, I almost don’t believe that we have come this far. People have been waiting for a medical school in Port Elizabeth since1946. It’s a giant boost for public health and the local economy.
  • Mandela Uni graduate to represent SA at New York talent contest #R2bP17 October 2019, 12:00 am
    Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: BA Media, Communication and Culture graduate and PR/Marketing Intern in the Faculty of Education, Sinolwazi April recently took part in the International ARTS Talent Showcase and has been selected to represent South Africa at the International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA) in New York next year.
  • Flag hoisting a highlight for Mandela University Pride celebrations16 October 2019, 12:00 am
    An inclusive and safe environment devoid of any forms of discrimination, as well as an extensive teaching and learning programme to advance students, staff and other stakeholders’ knowledge about LGBTQIA++ has been the underpinning objective of Nelson Mandela University’s Pride celebrations this week.
  • National Choir award for Education student #R2bP16 October 2019, 12:00 am
    Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Damon Banks, a 4th year BEd student and teacher at Dr Viljoen Primary School in Port Elizabeth, recently received national acclaim with his school’s choir. Damon is the pianist for the choir who competed in the television choir competition, Sing in Harmonie on DSTV KykNet and won first place in the Micro School category.
  • Mandela Uni Prof up for two more awards16 October 2019, 12:00 am
    Nelson Mandela University computing science professor Jean Greyling has been nominated for two more awards. The tech whiz’s fun and educative computer game Tanks, which he developed with former honours student Byron Batteson, won NMU’s 2019 Innovation Excellence Award in September.

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  • NWU pays tribute to its icons14 October 2019, 8:01 am
    NWU pays tribute to its icons The North-West University (NWU) honoured some of its most remarkable alumni at an awards ceremony on 11 October in Sandton. The university’s prestigious Alumni Awards of Excellence gave recognition in eight categories to nine prominent alumni who have excelled professionally in their respective fields of expertise and who have made exemplary contributions ...
  • Make a real change in people’s lives with the master of health sciences degree2 October 2019, 1:01 pm
    Make a real change in people’s lives with the master of health sciences degree In the world we live in today, there are millions of people who rely on the help and support of others to maintain a healthier lifestyle because the necessary resources and knowledge are often lacking. The North-West University (NWU) has a strong focus on exactly that – applying our research to make t...
  • NWU pays tribute to outgoing chancellor26 September 2019, 2:43 pm
    NWU pays tribute to outgoing chancellor It was a prestigious occasion when the North-West University (NWU) paid tribute to its outgoing chancellor, His Majesty Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi on Wednesday, 25 September 2019.  The university hosted a celebration and thank you dinner at the Emerald Hotel in Vanderbijlpark to acknowledge the involvement, guidance and support that Kgosi Molotlegi has...
  • SAIOH honors Prof Eloff25 September 2019, 11:50 am
    SAIOH honors Prof Eloff Prof Fritz Eloff, a renowned lecturer at the North-West University (NWU), was recently awarded the title of Fellow by the South African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH). This award is the highest and most prestigious award made by the SAIOH in recognition of a lifetime of... Read more
  • Unchanged interest rates are a lost opportunity to send a more positive message20 September 2019, 10:19 am
    Unchanged interest rates are a lost opportunity to send a more positive message “With unchanged interest rates at this stage, the MPC has lost an opportunity to send a more positive signal to business and consumers, given the very low levels of confidence.” This is according to Prof Raymond Parsons... Read more
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