UJ’s computer science and software engineering academy turns 50
One of SA’s first independent computer science schools, the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering, celebrates 50 years.
Ex-University of Pretoria IT boss appointed .ZADNA CEO
Molehe Wesi, former deputy director of IT Strategic Support and Client Services at the University of Pretoria, has been appointed as the new CEO of .ZADNA.
Wits University extends data offer to international students
Students living in Lesotho will receive 30GB of data, while students in Zimbabwe and Eswatini will receive 10GB of data.
UJ develops 3D-printed ventilator to treat multiple patients
Engineers at the university develop portable 3D-printed mechanical ventilators that have a customisable base plate to treat multiple patients.
Student body, lecturers oppose e-learning approach, demand halt
University representatives put mounting pressure on government to delay e-learning, claiming the digital divide robs many students of a fair and equal learning opportunity.
Aspen donates tablet devices worth R2.4m to UP students
The pharmaceutical company donates 600 tablet devices to support students from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria.
UJ designs open source, cheap ventilators to fight COVID-19
The University of Johannesburg team, led by Dr Deon Sabatta and Dr Samson Masebinu, identified several simple, safe and scalable open source designs.
E-learning gains further momentum as support grows
In a bid to help people enhance their skills during the lockdown and maintain social distancing, more firms work to boost virtual learning initiatives.
Wits, UJ offer students 30GB data bundle to study online
In an effort to assist students, institutions of higher learning and telcos step up efforts to ensure virtual learning is a reality.
University’s 3D-printed surgical face shields help medical staff
As the world experiences a shortage of medical protective gear, the University of Johannesburg’s Library Makerspace uses 3D printing to develop surgical shields.