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Mine closure lacks adequate social integration – research
22nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

New research on mine closures in South Africa has shown that there remains a lack of integration of social development, which continues to pose a risk to long-term regional development beyond... 

Raymond Suttner
Rugby World Cup. A one-time aspirant rugby Springbok reflects on the significance of the victory – Part Two
13th November 2023

When I got to university, one of the highlights of the year was the InterVarsity rugby match between UCT and Stellenbosch. By that time, I was fairly politically aware, having grown up as a... 

Dr Vanessa McBride
South African astronomer appointed to prestigious international post
26th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The National Research Foundation (NRF), which falls under the aegis of the Department of Science and Innovation, has announced that local astronomer Dr Vanessa McBride has been appointed as Science... 

The research endeavours to pioneer the latest techniques for powering various stages of the zinc refining process
Study investigates novel zinc refining method
8th September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are leading a concept study aimed at developing a mini-scale, environment-friendly process to extract pure zinc from polymetallic South African ore... 

Lesedi Nuclear Services - Women in Industry
Lesedi Nuclear Services - Women in Industry
25th August 2023

Sipokazi Luzipo Khoza Lesedi Nuclear Services electrical engineer Sipokazi Luzipo Khoza is a shining example of determination and ambition. Born on October 12, 1992, in the small Eastern Cape town... 

Graham Herbert
Graham Herbert
11th August 2023

This week we profile Graham Herbert, MD of TEBA, which serves mines and mineworkers in the gold and platinum sectors 

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Transnet, CSIR to research wind disruptions at Cape Town port
10th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with a programme hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – the Alliance for... 

UCT advances testwork on high-grade zinc refining process
26th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has completed sample preparation for leach and characterisation testwork as part of a concept study into developing a mini-scale simple and energy efficient... 

ECIC announces passing of CEO Mandisi Nkuhlu
25th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The State-owned Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) has announced the passing of its CEO Mandisi Nkuhlu. Nkuhlu dedicated 22 years of his life to the growth and success of... 

Stephen Marais
The true confessions of an unrehabilitated terrorist: Anecdotes and Antidotes by Stephen Johannes Marais
21st July 2023

No pressure. Bietjie bietjie maak ‘n boek. When are you writing a book? Or someone must do a research on your experiences. As a young person I want to know more. Hlologelo Malatji 

Sadpo  vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Diamond symposium to focus on solutions, not problems
5th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Despite a plethora of significant local and international challenges facing the South African diamond industry, the 2023 Kimberley International Diamond Symposium (KIDS) will focus on finding ways... 

Colloquium postponed until 2024
31st March 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Coaltech Research Association is working on 36 projects for the South African coal mining sector, following the local industry’s setbacks in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that delayed... 

German Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger
Germany affirms value of green energy research cooperation with South Africa
28th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Germany sees international cooperation as the only way to deal with the issue of climate change and views South Africa and South African research institutions as valuable partners in this regard.... 

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Units resist harsh conditions
17th March 2023

Engineering solutions specialist BMG has completed the two-phase upgrade of its in-house BTC bearing block unit (BBU) and housing range of products, which is manufactured exclusively for BMG, to... 

University of Cape Town
UCT appoints Daya Reddy as interim vice-chancellor for six months
13th March 2023 By: News24Wire

The University of Cape Town has announced the appointment of Emeritus Professor Daya Reddy as its interim vice-chancellor. The decision was made at a special council meeting last week following... 

NRF, Sasol award research chairs, postdoctoral innovation fellowships
10th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global chemicals and energy company Sasol and independent statutory body the National Research Foundation (NRF) have established and awarded four jointly-funded South African research chairs. A... 

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Useful online short courses prove a hit, says GetSmarter
15th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The true value of online education cannot be emphasised enough, with the platform enabling both teacher and student to set their own learning pace as well as boasting the flexibility to set a... 

Jan Glazewski
Blood and Silver: A true story of survival and a son’s search for his family treasure – Jan Glazewski
25th November 2022

Before fleeing the family estate near Lviv, in what is now Ukraine, Jan Glazewski’s father buried what he could salvage of the family silver in the forest. The Glazewskis left war-ravaged Europe... 

SA’s exceptionalism myth
28th October 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

With the great Nelson Mandela at its helm back in 1994, South Africa appeared to be on a trajectory different to the trajectories of other countries on the continent, many of which had seen the... 

Africa Microscopy Initiative Imaging Centre boasts quality equipment
19th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

What is posited to be Africa’s most advanced imaging facility opened in Cape Town on October 19, boasting some of world’s best optical microscopes now available at no cost to scientists across the... 

Stormwater management and sustainable urban drainage systems
18th October 2022

(Virtual Showroom): ENVASS attended a workshop hosted by the International Association for Impact Assessment South Africa (IAIAsa) KZN Branch on Stormwater Management and Sustainable Development on... 

Zwanani Mathe appointed SANEDI CEO
4th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The board of applied energy research organisation the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has appointed of Dr Zwanani Titus Mathe as CEO, with effect from October 1. Mathe... 

Zutari to showcase its design thinking journey at d-school AFRIKA opening
27th September 2022

As a pioneer of design thinking in Africa, leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari will be a key participant at the 2022 d.confestival in Cape Town from 12 to 14... 

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Steps To Becoming The Best Project Manager You Can Be
22nd September 2022

We all want to be the best at what we do; and in order to do so, it’s essential to constantly evaluate and challenge both our skills and work-related beliefs on a regular basis in order to... 

Majoring in minors
9th September 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Please fill me in, someone: Do we now have places in South Africa where conversations are sprinkled with phrases such as “Habari, rafiki yangu?” or words such as “Karibu”? To those who might be... 

As part of its plan to end load-shedding, South Africa should invest in another pumped-storage scheme system, such as Ingula, as part of its effort to avoid future energy storage challenges
Eskom losing skills to overseas utilities
26th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The continued flight of highly skilled and experienced technical staff from State-owned power utility Eskom to the local private sector and overseas power utilities is concerning, but also... 

Mzansi’s got talent
19th August 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

That South African universities are top notch is in no doubt at all. In fact, a few of them are the best in Africa and among the best internationally. This hasn’t gone unnoticed, with some proudly... 

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Harmony - Women in Mining
12th August 2022

Boipelo Lekubo - Financial Director (FD) Full Name: Boipelo Lekubo Position: Financial Director Date and Place of Birth: 30 June, in Pretoria Education: a UCT alumni, Chartered Accountant and... 

UCT Genesis project to launch another eight start-ups at yearly event
8th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The UCT Genesis project will launch another eight dynamic student start-up businesses at the yearly UCT Genesis Product Launch and Exhibition, on August 10. This year, the headline sponsor for the... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
14 groups call on Mantashe to immediately commission more green power
7th July 2022 By: News24Wire

As South Africans battle some of the worst load-shedding ever, there is growing pressure on Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe to allow for more renewables and battery storage to... 

Magda Wierzycka
Magda: My Journey – Magda Wierzycka
24th June 2022

How did a teenage refugee from communist Poland become one of the richest women in South Africa? In what ways did she disrupt the financial services industry? 

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SA's water crisis is directly linked to our dysfunctional municipalities – Mavuso
24th June 2022 By: News24Wire

To achieve water security, National Treasury said last year that  SA needs to close an estimated capital funding gap of about R33-billion a year for the next ten years - a frightening prospect in... 

UCT vice-chancellor appointed IARU chair
20th June 2022 By: Darren Parker

University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has been elected as International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) chairperson, marking the first time in the... 

Launch Africa disrupts the market to become Pan-Africa’s most active early-stage VC Fund
15th June 2022

In what most would describe as an audacious move, Launch Africa was established in July 2020, at the height of Covid-19, and had its first close in September 2020. The pandemic created a landscape... 

UCT CFO Vincent Motholo reappointed as Saica chairperson
6th June 2022 By: Schalk Burger

University of Cape Town (UCT) CFO Vincent Motholo has been reappointed as chairperson of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica). Motholo, who is a qualified chartered... 

Rosond appoints new Operations Director to lead its expansion
2nd June 2022

Drilling technology solutions provider Rosondof Midrand has appointed Clement Rikhotsoas its new Operations Director. This follows Clement initially joining as a project consultant in 2019 to... 

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Many hydrogen opportunities in S Africa
15th April 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The export of green hydrogen is an opportunity South Africa should capitalise on, as are a number of other hydrogen opportunities that are available, says hydrogen-focused company Hydrogen Energy... 

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Many hydrogen opportunities in S Africa
13th April 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The export of green hydrogen is an opportunity South Africa should capitalise on, as are a number of other hydrogen opportunities that are available, says hydrogen-focused company Hydrogen Energy... 

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UCT’s Phakeng to serve second term as Vice-Chancellor
1st April 2022 By: Thabi Madiba

University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has been re-appointed for a second five-year term by the university’s Council, expressing confidence in her leadership. Phakeng... 

Our next 100 years: Helping South Africa get smart about water with Digital Twins
Our next 100 years: Helping South Africa get smart about water with Digital Twins
30th March 2022

South Africa will not be able to meet its water needs in the next eight years unless drastic action is taken. 

Boost for South African research on new ways to refine zinc ore
24th March 2022

The International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa Desk has secured significant research funding to investigate the feasibility of new zinc refining processes to meet South Africa’s own demand for... 

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Vedanta SA, Duferco Steel Processing fund research into new zinc refining processes
23rd March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa Desk has secured “considerable” research funding to investigate the feasibility of new zinc refining processes to meet South Africa’s own demand for... 

UCT commits to divest from fossil fuels, including fossil fuel industry endowment
18th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Council has agreed, in principle, to divestment from fossil fuels, including divesting its endowment formally from the fossil fuel industry. This approach will put... 

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