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UFS raises admissions requirements

New admissions criteria for entry to undergraduate programmes at the University of the Free State (UFS) will take effect immediately.

UFS to keep tabs on World Cup doping

The South African Doping Control Laboratory boasts new state-of-the-art equipment worth R3.9-million to perform doping tests.

Course for councillors

More than 20 Johannesburg City councillors are receiving training from Wits Enterprise in specialised project management.

Getting off to a great start

The University of the Free State's unique career preparation programme involves a partnership between the university and FET colleges.

Scientists help convict olive oil fakers

University of Free State scientists have contributed to the conviction of a manufacturer for selling diluted olive oil under the guise of virgin o

Grants for bioscientists

A top young researcher could claim a research grant of R31 200 as part of an initiative to encourage participation among youth in the bioscience field

UCT focus on women in leadership

The UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) will launch a new programme this year specifically designed to develop women leaders in South Africa. Dr Marjolijn Dijksterhuis, director of the new Women in Leadership Programme, says it is designed for women with proven leadership capacity who want to develop to their full professional potential.

A chance to outdo Disney

Can you draw? Do you have your matric? Can you communicate readily in English? Yes? Then you have the basic qualifications required to study in one of the most stimulating and interesting businesses in the world today: animation. Or do you want to make a career out of your communication skills? Then the powerful medium of radio could well be for you.

Vega innovates with new hybrid degree offering

Vega, The Brand Communications School, has launched a new degree in brand building and management to be offered from next year. The new degree is a hybrid offering combing components of a BA and a BCom that will provide a student with both a creative and strategic mindset.

Keeping tabs on HIV, and intervening

The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies based in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, has received a major funding boost of £15-million over a five-year period from the Wellcome Trust in the United Kingdom to undertake cutting-edge research in HIV/Aids. The Africa Centre is a joint initiative of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the Medical Research Council of South Africa.

China sets sights on TUT

The first Confucius Institute for Business in South Africa, and on the African continent, will be established at the Tshwane University of Technology in the near future. Tshwane vice-chancellor Errol Tyobeka and the Chinese Deputy Minister of Education, Yuan Guiren, on behalf of the office of the Chinese Language Council International, signed a letter of cooperation intent in June.

Peers honour young Durban cosmologist

A Durban cosmologist, Dr Kavilan Moodley, has been awarded the prestigious Silver Jubilee Medal for 2007, by the South African Institute of Physics. The medal, awarded every two years to young researchers under the age of 35 years, was presented to Moodley at the opening event of the South African Institute of Physics's 52nd annual conference, held last month at Wits University.

Women make it their business

The percentage of women MBA students on campus at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been steadily increasing since the first intake of students in the year 2000. “Our MBA programme is currently approximately 40% female, which is a most gratifying statistic for us,” said Shireen Chengadu, director of MBA programmes at GIBS.

Search for the elusive flora gene

A small group of scientists led by Dr Michelle van der Bank of the botany and biotechnology department at the University of Johannesburg has launched an ambitious project to collect all the plants of the Kruger National Park and use DNA sequencing and barcoding techniques to study this rich flora.

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Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

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Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

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