The National Research Foundation Introduces Age Restrictions on Bursaries

On Thursday, May 07, 2020 South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), a government-funded agency which provides funding for postgraduate research studies, announced in a press statement that it was introducing a new policy which would limit the age at which students could apply for funding.  In the statement, which was also shared on Facebook and Twitter, the agency said, “To advance transformation and the improved representation of women in research, 90% of a... Read more »
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By Nelly Mkhize On Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Protecting Your College Work from IT Disasters

Students spend a huge amount of time writing essays, reports, dissertations, and other written work. It is a big part of many academic courses, so no student wants to boot up their computer to discover their es... Read more »
By Victoria Voloshina On Monday, August 28th, 2017

How to write a motivation letter: 4 common mistakes

Main principles of how to write a motivation letter If you are a student and have only started looking for a job, you may not be quite sure what the difference is between a resume, a cover letter and a motivati... Read more »
By Mvusi Ngubane On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

New Wits Policy Bans Sexual and Romantic Acts Between Lecturers and Students

The University of Witswatersrand (Wits) saw the approval of a new policy today. It aims to govern the engagement of romantic and sexual relationships between students and staff. The regulation comes after a hea... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Saturday, February 7th, 2015

South African Author André Brink Dies aboard Plane from Amsterdam to Cape Town

World renowned South African author and academic André Brink died on Friday night at the age of 79. It is reported that he died aboard a plane from Amsterdam to Cape Town after suffering a blood clot in his le... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Matric Results 2014: Gauteng Shines but Produces Relatively Fewer University Passes than the Western Cape

According to the Department of Basic Education, its analysis reveals that there is a decline in the pass rate of matriculants this year. In addition, the Department also showed that while Gauteng was the top pe... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Anomalies in Matric Examinations Could Affect Release of Results Next Week

The Department of Basic Education has announced that the Public schools’ matric examinations will be released on Tuesday next week. This would cover the majority of the schools under the public system whi... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, September 1st, 2014

Male Student Commits Suicide at the University of Pretoria

Another man was, on Monday, reported to have committed suicide at the University of Pretoria Campus. Details of the suicide were initially, still sketchy apart from the fact that the person who had committed th... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Action Being Taken Against ‘Blackface’ Students

The University of Pretoria has stated that action is being taken against the two students who allegedly dressed up as domestic workers and painted their faces and arms black, the university stated on Wednesday.... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Medunsa Closed Indefinitely

Medunsa University in the Limpopo province has been declared closed indefinitely following a string of illegal protests on the campus lead by the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC), therefo... Read more »