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  • Making UCT a living lab for environmental sustainability
    on 18th Jul 2019 at 7:55 am

    UCT can become a living laboratory for research on environmental sustainability while fulfilling its responsibilities to maintain a green campus. But it will need all hands on deck. […]

  • Global architecture honour for UCT professor
    on 17th Jul 2019 at 12:21 pm

    A prestigious global architecture honour has been conferred on UCT’s Emeritus Professor Dave Dewar’s company for their work in the Agulhas National Park. […]

  • Animals shrinking from climate change
    on 17th Jul 2019 at 10:30 am

    UCT researchers and their colleagues find evidence supporting the idea that climate change can shrink Earth’s animals. […]

  • Shutting down SA’s nuclear future
    on 16th Jul 2019 at 3:05 pm

    It’s time to redirect taxpayers’ money from shoring up the ailing Pelindaba nuclear research precinct to focus on innovations in the sustainable energy field. […]

  • Running for Red Cross’s Weekend Waiting List Initiative
    on 16th Jul 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Join UCT Surgical Society students and scrub in for a 10 km run to raise funds for a special surgical programme at Red Cross Children’s Hospital. […]

  • UCT students run perimeter of eSwatini
    on 15th Jul 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Two UCT students ran 640 km in 15 days to circumnavigate the Kingdom of eSwatini to raise awareness of healthcare challenges faced by rural communities. […]

  • Polar cyclones, Antarctic sea ice and a cruise to understand it all
    on 15th Jul 2019 at 12:30 pm

    UCT researchers are heading to Antarctica to study the winter conditions and sea ice there – something we know surprisingly little about. […]

  • Plastic: unpacking the media hype
    on 12th Jul 2019 at 11:03 am

    The focus on the environmental threat of plastic is detracting from challenges that threaten the very existence of humans, and millions of other species. […]

  • Championing Africa: Dr Carlos Lopes
    on 11th Jul 2019 at 6:30 am

    Afro-optimist, renowned economist and honorary professor with the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, Dr Carlos Lopes is now focusing his research on African migration. […]

  • Eduroam now available at libraries across the city
    on 10th Jul 2019 at 11:17 am

    UCT staff and students can now access Eduroam at 57 Cape Town libraries, allowing them to work there as if they were on campus. […]

  • Language for learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms
    on 9th Jul 2019 at 9:25 am

    Mathematics researchers and language specialists gathered at UCT last week to discuss teaching and learning the subject in multilingual classrooms. […]

  • SA’s transition to democracy: miracle or mediation?
    on 9th Jul 2019 at 8:30 am

    A new book by UCT political scientist Dr Zwelethu Jolobe challenges the idea that South Africa’s transition to democracy was solely homegrown. […]

  • Seaborne classroom making science ‘cool’
    on 8th Jul 2019 at 2:52 pm

    An 11-day programme at sea for students, lecturers and scientists definitely fits the “cool”, “engaging” and “interactive” profile UCT Professor Isabelle Ansorge is aiming for. […]

  • Toilet flushing guidelines during drought
    on 8th Jul 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Using grey water to flush toilets saves water but solid build-up could harm the pipes. A new paper by UCT scholars offers some practical solutions for water savers. […]

  • Prof Stein wins lifetime achievement award
    on 8th Jul 2019 at 7:25 am

    The World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry has recognised UCT Professor Dan Stein’s contribution to the field of psychiatry. […]

  • Baxter play tackles toxic masculinity
    on 5th Jul 2019 at 1:56 pm

    The second, revised instalment of the gritty #JustMen, which tackles the scourge of gender violence and toxic masculinity, is on at the Baxter from 17 July. […]

  • A think tank for a complex world
    on 5th Jul 2019 at 10:03 am

    The University of Cape Town’s R100-million, state-of-the-art, “green” academic conference centre at its Graduate School of Business will be a think tank for new ideas. […]

  • Using microorganisms to clean mine water
    on 5th Jul 2019 at 8:56 am

    Is it possible to use microorganisms to clean water polluted by mining? Yes. The UCT Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research is investigating just that. […]

  • Squash champs retain their titles
    on 4th Jul 2019 at 11:32 am

    The USSA National Institutional Individuals Squash Tournament at UCT saw reigning champions Kelvin Ndhlovu (Tshwane University of Technology) and Alexa Pienaar (University of Johannesburg) retain their titles. […]

  • GSB collaboration a ‘champion of change’
    on 4th Jul 2019 at 9:21 am

    The GSB’s involvement in the Embedding Project has seen the school recognised in the AACSB’s annual 2019 Innovations That Inspire challenge. […]

  • Prestige Academy voted Best Private Higher Education Institution in South Africa.
    by Sam on 13th Jun 2019 at 7:43 am

    Founded in 1994, Prestige Academy has endeavoured to foster an atmosphere cable of cultivating the best out of its pupils, allowing it to become one of the most reputed vocational education facilities in South Africa, to provide a variety of degrees, diplomas and high certificates. Offering degree programmes in Business Marketing, Visual Communications, Business Management, […] The post Prestige Academy voted Best Private Higher Education Institution in South Africa. appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Our Tourism students embark on a cruise!
    by Sam on 12th Jun 2019 at 7:09 am

    Apart from offering qualifications of a high standard, Prestige Academy also creates opportunities for our students to grow by developing personal attributes that the industry values highly, e.g. decision-making, leadership, hands-on practical and industry experience, as well as reaching out to those in need. With the Diploma in Tourism Management, we aim to provide our students […] The post Our Tourism students embark on a cruise! appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Potential cable vandalism a perpetual threat to UL’s internet connectivity
    by USAf on 13th May 2019 at 11:33 am

    The increase in internet speed at the University of Limpopo (UL) from 30 megabits per second (Mbps) to 150 Mbps brought about major improvements in internet traffic from 2012. However, until matched with sound and compatible infrastructure, connectivity is not everything, as Professor Jesika Singh, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC): Research, Innovation and Partnerships argues. Notwithstanding a […]

  • University of Limpopo is managing applications and admissions with great efficiencies – thanks to effective internet connectivity
    by USAf on 10th May 2019 at 11:48 am

    The University of Limpopo (UL) introduced online applications only in 2016, four years after internet speed on the main campus was given a boost from 30 to 150 megabits per second (Mbps).  Acting Deputy Registrar: Academic Administration, Mr Mampuru Malahlela, proudly recalls that “when we introduced online applications, the university already had a functioning internet […]

  • Improved internet connectivity can improve teaching when academics use it to the full
    by USAf on 10th May 2019 at 8:52 am

    At almost 2m in height, he towers above everyone around him. Students call him rare among their lecturers – or at least those in the School of Education. His approach to teaching, testimony to 30 years of moulding different cohorts of aspirant teachers, also paradoxically negates his 63 years of age (i.e. it trumps belief […]

  • Rural Campuses Connection Project increases teaching, learning and research potential at remote university campuses
    by USAf on 9th May 2019 at 1:50 pm

    In October 2010, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) gave Universities SA’s predecessor, Higher Education South Africa (HESA) a grant of R28 million in response to a HESA request to extend the South African National Research Network (SANReN) backbone, established in 2006, to remote rurally based university campuses. HESA subsequently contracted with the […]

  • Romanian universities knock on USAf’s door for collaboration with SA universities
    by USAf on 18th Apr 2019 at 12:12 pm

    On Monday, 15 April, Universities SA (USAf) hosted a five-person delegation from Romania to hold introductory talks exploring renewing relations between universities in Romania and those in South Africa, especially at post-graduate and research levels.   As explained by Ms Daniela Gîtman, Ambassador at Large and Special Representative for UN Affairs within Romania’s Ministry of […]

  • Involve students more in higher education deliberations and re-consider your staffing strategies, says Naledi Pandor
    by USAf on 10th Apr 2019 at 9:00 am

    Universities need to consider inviting and involving students more in their deliberations on higher education issues, according to the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Ms Naledi Pandor, MP.  She made this suggestion while delivering a keynote address at the two-day Universities South Africa – Association of Commonwealth Universities (USAf-ACU) symposium that was held at […]

  • Why emerging researchers need to be supported
    by USAf on 10th Apr 2019 at 8:50 am

    At the Universities SA-Association of Commonwealth Universities (USAf-ACU) symposium on developing the capacity of early career researchers held in March, presenters made a compelling case for why South Africa’s emerging researchers need to be supported.   The first motivation, presented by Dr Bheki Hadebe, Director: High End Skills in the Department of Science and Technology (DST), […]

  • Research must be introduced to students at 1st year undergraduate study level, University of Johannesburg professors argue
    by USAf on 10th Apr 2019 at 8:45 am

    Universities tend to talk of research as though it only starts at graduate level and this is a big mistake, says the University of Johannesburg’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic, Professor Angina Parekh. She was addressing a delegation of senior executives of public universities at the USAf-ACU Symposium on Developing the Capacity of Early Career Researchers of […]

  • Dedicated funding for post-doctoral fellowships may resolve the challenge of early career researchers for South Africa
    by USAf on 10th Apr 2019 at 8:35 am

    Creating a system of dedicated funding for post-doctoral fellows within South Africa’s university system seems to hold one solution to the challenge of early career academics, Prof Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of the Witwatersrand, recently suggested. He was speaking at the symposium on Developing the Capacity of Early Career Researchers, that […]

  • The USAf-ACU symposium in a nutshell
    by USAf on 10th Apr 2019 at 8:21 am

    “Disrupt the system,” “flip the model”, “change the rules” – these were just some of the provocative statements heard at a recent symposium on developing the capacity of early career researchers organised jointly by Universities South Africa (USAf) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Hosted by the University of Johannesburg and welcomed by Vice-Chancellor, […]

  • Symposium on Developing the Capacity of Early Career Researchers, March 2019
    by USAf on 10th Apr 2019 at 7:51 am

    From 18-19 March, 2019, 20 of South Africa’s 26 public universities converged on the University of Johannesburg grounds to delve deeper into the conversation about developing the capacity of early career researchers at South Africa’s public universities. Up to 70 delegates comprising vice-chancellors; their deputies; senior directors and managers responsible for developing and maintaining the […]

  • Universities agree to work more collaboratively for optimum and lasting impact concerning early career academics
    by USAf on 9th Apr 2019 at 11:56 am

    At the USAf-ACU (Universities SA–Association of Commonwealth Universities) symposium of 18-19 March, delegates generally agreed on the need for a more collaborative, eco-systemic approach to building the capacity of early career academics. Recommendations were made for changes at institutional, systemic, funding and policy levels. At the institutional level, it was agreed that a more holistic […]

  • Open Day 2019 – What YOU need to know!
    by Sam on 28th Mar 2019 at 10:02 am

    Prestige Academy’s next annual Open Day will be held at Prestige Academy’s campuses (Bellville Campus & Bank Avenue, Centurion) on Saturday, 27 July 2019 from 09:00-10:30. Register at our Open Day and receive 20% discount on your registration fee!   What is the fuss about?   Our Open Days will be the perfect opportunity to […] The post Open Day 2019 – What YOU need to know! appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • The PA Brand Shop – What you need to know!
    by Sam on 24th Jan 2019 at 9:46 am

    The PA Brand Shop HOW TO ORDER – 5 QUICK STEPS: Enquiry form Place order Make payment Send POP Wait patiently… HOW IT WORKS: Request an order form by sending an email to brandshop@prestigeacademy.co.za Complete and submit the order form to place your order Payment confirms order Payment will only be accepted via EFT (see […] The post The PA Brand Shop – What you need to know! appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Why are Business graduates in demand?
    by Sam on 5th Dec 2018 at 8:12 am

    Do you want to own a business one day? Maybe you want to help run a business? The world of business and the opportunities it holds is indeed endless. It is estimated that there are 190 million registered companies in the world today. Many of these companies started off small and grew into what they are […] The post Why are Business graduates in demand? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • It’s not too late to register at Prestige Academy!
    by Sam on 5th Dec 2018 at 7:41 am

    It’s December or even January, and you haven’t heard back from the university you applied at. What’s your next step? Better yet, what other options are available than going to a public university? Did you know that applying to study at a public university is not your only option to choose from? Don’t wait too […] The post It’s not too late to register at Prestige Academy! appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Tips to give to your 1st year self!
    by Sam on 5th Dec 2018 at 7:22 am

    Are you going to be a first-year student in 2019 at Prestige Academy and you don’t know what to expect? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. We asked some of our SRC members to tell us about their first-year experience and share some tips on what to expect. Erin Steyn Q: What tip would you […] The post Tips to give to your 1st year self! appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Why choose Make-Up as your career choice?
    by Sam on 20th Nov 2018 at 1:23 pm

    When you hear Higher Certificate in Film and TV Make-up Design don’t think wedding or fashion make-up and beauty. The name says it all! Maybe you have a keen interest in following a career in make-up, and you like to watch online make-up tutorials on YouTube. Nothing wrong with that – but that just won’t […] The post Why choose Make-Up as your career choice? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • World Wide What?
    by Sam on 13th Nov 2018 at 6:32 am

    Did you know that there are 1.5 billion websites on the internet to date? That’s a lot of information at the click of a mouse. The World Wide Web is a system that allows for interconnectivity between companies and people all over the world, and today, even a five-year-old knows how to do a Google search. […] The post World Wide What? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Why make Graphic Design your career choice?
    by Sam on 6th Nov 2018 at 9:07 am

    What do Rob Janoff, Chip Kidd, and Peter Saville have in common? They are all world-renowned graphic design experts who irrespectively designed the creative elements for Jurassic Park, Apple and sleeve designs for fashion labels such as Stella McCartney. Does this topic interest you? Have you ever held a product in your hands thinking about how […] The post Why make Graphic Design your career choice? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]