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Valuable lesson on impact of education on societal change

By Meneesha Govender Postgraduate education students from New York University (NYU) and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in the United States are learning invaluable lessons in the teaching sector through a one-month programme based in South Africa. The programme, on education and social reform in South Africa, is spearheaded by Professor of Higher …

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SATN joins forces with government to boost PhD capacity

By Meneesha Govender The South African Technology Network (SATN) has partnered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to launch a Staff PhD Capacity Enhancement Programme designed to raise the number and quality of PhDs coming out of universities of technology and previously disadvantaged universities in South Africa. The programme, which launched in …

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Critical Mandela Studies – A unique intellectual exploration

By Robyn Thekiso A new Transdisciplinary Institute of Mandela Studies (TIMS) based at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa aims to position the iconic figure of Nelson Mandela as a lens through which to grapple with societal challenges and generate workable solutions. And the university is asking for input from outsiders into framing the institute …

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University robot ‘Libby’ brings the future library closer

By Robyn Thekiso We need to move beyond talking about the fourth industrial revolution and translate this into action. If we don’t embrace it, we’ll ultimately fail. This is the view of Isak van der Walt, Digital Scholarship Centre and MakerSpace manager at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, on the recent introduction of …

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Tapping collective strengths to create a smart CPUT

By Robyn Thekiso Cape Town is firmly entrenched as the design hub of South Africa since it was awarded World Design Capital status in 2014. Professor Chris Nhlapo, vice-chancellor of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), believes the institution is at the forefront of the design-thinking energy that pervades the country’s legislative capital. With …