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Zoho announces new office in Cape Town, expansion plans for the region at Zoholics

22nd November 2021 Zoho, the global technology company offering the most extensive suite of business software in the industry,  today announced the opening of its South African office in Cape Town. The office is the company's flagship office in Africa. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the company's... 

Building human resources capacity and skills to strengthen South Africa's public health supply chains and save lifes

18th November 2021 Supply chains don’t just get goods from manufacturers to end users. They save lives. This has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 crisis. Ensuring adequate, uninterrupted supplies of life-saving medicines and medical oxygen, getting PPE (personal protective equipment) where it is... 

Wind Atlas South Africa project offers freely available wind resource modelling methods, data and tools

By: Schalk Burger     4th October 2021 The third phase of the Wind Atlas South Africa (Wasa 3) project has developed free-to-use wind resource estimation methods, data and tools that private and public organisations can use to inform decisions and policies. These can also be shared with the rest of Africa and the world to support wind... 

UCT’s Mamokgethi Phakeng becomes first Illustrious Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol

By: Thabi Madiba     27th September 2021 University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has been appointed as Bristol University’s first Bristol Illustrious Visiting Professor to further promote African scholarship and strengthen international relationships. The newly established Bristol Illustrious Visiting... 

Sasol, UCT confirm progress on catalysts that convert hydrogen, CO2 into green jet fuel 

By: Terence Creamer     6th September 2021 Energy and chemicals group Sasol, which aims to become a leader in South Africa’s promising green hydrogen industry, reports that research advancements have been achieved that are supportive of the conversion of hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) into green jet fuel and chemicals. Made in... 

UCT still highest ranked in Africa despite Covid-19

By: Sane Dhlamini     6th September 2021 University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng is pleased with the institution’s latest Times Higher Education ranking, which sees it retain its top spot in Africa and come 183rd out of the more than 16 000 international institutions ranked. The THE World University Rankings... 

Unique refinery concept enters first phase 

By: Halima Frost     3rd September 2021 Global industry body the International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa desk spokesperson Simon Norton says the first phase of its “bold plan” to implement South Africa’s own zinc refinery has started. This includes raising the much-needed funding for the research phase, he stresses. 

Yershen Pillay

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     20th August 2021 This week we profile Yershen Pillay, CEO of the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority, a statutory body that is responsible for education, training and skills development 

Covid-19 impacting informal, lower paying jobs the most – UCT analysis

By: Schalk Burger     18th August 2021 Using data from the National Income Dynamic Study’s Coronavirus rapid mobile surveys (NIDS-CRAM), the the University of Cape Town (UCT) Liberty Institute of Strategic Marketing has examined the impact on jobs and income across the economic spectrum. Perhaps the biggest impact has been felt by... 

Online University of the People increases its focus on South Africa – after record growth figures show strong demand for alternative higher education solutions

29th July 2021 Breaking education barriers and reaching missing middle students in dire need of affordable and accessible higher education alternatives 

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