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Biosciences benefit from mathematical modelling

The design of reliable numerical schemes for real-life applications is investigated for topical medical question as cancer growth and bone healing.

The building blocks of scientific enquiry

The "fundamental science" of today is the "applied science" of tomorrow.

Building sustainable industries

Fundamental research into the simultaneous optimisation of energy and water focused on minimising energy consumption and waste water effluent.

Developing SA’s chemical production capacity

Using small tubes that are placed parallel to each other could help produce compounds at far lower cost.

Nanotech lights the way forward

Helping to improve flat-panel displays while simultaneously applying this technology to a new generation of solar lighting systems for rural areas.

Harnessing scientific computing to further medicine

Cutting-edge work into understanding how cancer works: applying informatics to interrogate cancer sub-types to isolate the key signature of a tumour.

Nano-medicine on our doorstep

This relatively new field aims to combine existing pharmaceuticals with smart delivery mechanisms that could make the drugs more effective.

Exploiting SA’s fluorspar riches

Using gas fluorine as a refrigerant is a viable alternative to conventional chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that cause depletion of the ozone layer.

Research mines SA’s geological treasures

Knowledge of earthquakes is of great interest to the mining sector considering the threat to underground workers, but also for positioning facilities.

Promoting a holistic view of marine management

The Chair's work includes creating awareness and education around global change and the impact it is having on the country's marine ecosystems.

Vhembe Biosphere creates unique opportunities

There are a number of sensitive environments, which also include culturally important "sacred places" that need to be conserved.

Fostering a sea-change in pharmaceutical development

South Africa is in a unique position to capitalise on its rich marine biodiversity, much of which is still unexplored.

Press Releases

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

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.