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Win cements South African artist’s ingenuity

South African fine arts graduate Roelf Daling is this year's winner of a prestigious national competition that encourages artists to think creatively about using cement as an artistic medium.
SA artist revitalises Woodstock

DNA kits to help combat rhino poachers

South African National Parks has received 1 000 DNA kits from the University of Pretoria to ensure effective prosecution of rhino poachers. The kits will allow for horns found in possession of poachers to be linked with animal carcasses.

UN award for SA’s Dr Math mobile tool

Dr Math, a mobile-based mathematics tutoring programme developed by South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has received a Technology in Government in Africa award from the United Nations.

Maritime sector a major job spinner

In the future up to 160 000 new jobs could be generated in South Africa’s commercial maritime industry, which is currently a largely untapped source of employment for locals.
Aviation, maritime careers for youth

DUT offers online registration

Standing in long queues to register to study at the Durban University of Technology will soon become a thing of the past for many students, following the launch of the university’s online enrolment system.
SA university puts lectures online

Top matric shines amid tough times

Studying by candlelight, steep transport costs and losing valuable class time to a strike and the Fifa World Cup didn’t stop Rorisang Chidi from becoming one of Gauteng’s star matrics of 2010, scoring a remarkable seven distinctions.
SA matrics excel despite hardships

SA, Belgium to co-operate more closely

South Africa and Belgium have agreed to extend their co-operation in trade, education and other areas following a meeting between International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and visiting Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Steven Vanackere.

Drawing expats back to SA

The 2010 Homecoming Revolution event in London is gearing up for a record turnout of South African expats who are longing to return to the country of their birth.

The cellphone as learning tool

Amid debate on growing cellphone usage in schools, South Africa's Meraka Institute is piloting a project that makes use of innovative applications to turn the handheld devices into instruments of learning.

Top UN award for SA rights centre

The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights, an institution established during the worst excesses of the apartheid era, has been awarded the prestigious Unesco Prize for Human Rights education for 2006, beating 49 candidates from 37 countries.