Education

Prepare for the  ‘unknown unknowns’

Universities need to adapt teaching and curricula to cater for the fourth industrial revolution

Libraries build services and communities

But librarians face difficulties in a society where the culture of reading is not widespread

Report finds most SA universities well run

But Parliament also hears that some of these institutions require additional support

Does the Copyright Bill promote access?

The proposed new legislation is expected to have a detrimental effect on South Africa’s creative economy

Nsfas employees defraud students of their funds

One staff member was arrested last month for fraud amounting to just over R30 0000

Prune curricula to promote new learning

Googling means students don’t have to memorise things, but knowledge is crucial for critical thinking  

From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools

People are living in some of the many schools that have been closed because of low enrolment numbers. Others are used as business premises

Cellphones the front line for gender equality

Access to cellphones is not an end in itself. Rather, it is a way to level the playing field not only through knowledge, but also through connection

Dream of studying comes true

When outsourcing ended at Mandela University it gave contract workers more than just a job

Build bond between science and society

New ideas and technologies can provide solutions but in unethical hands they can be dangerous

Develop responsible students through engaged research and community partnerships

Community engagement and social responsibility is not an “add on”; it is a core role and responsibility of higher education.

VUT should aim to become an entrepreneurial university

Helping students develop critical thinking skills and complex problem-solving abilities is crucial if universities are to remain relevant

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.