KnitWits for Madiba have once again embarked on their annual secret scarf day mission – KnitWits and volunteers across the country have been churning out scarves on mass for the 67 Blankets Secret Scarves Shhh...!! Mission or as it has become known as the SSS. Now in its 4th year, the SSS Mission will once again have a nationwide presence...
The University of Pretoria (UP) has launched a new Master’s in Social Science programme focusing on Tangible Heritage Conservation, which is the first degree of its kind in South Africa. The degree is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (AWMF), which has been involved in South African higher education for the last 30 years. The first cohort of...
John Vlismas is 45 years old. He’s been in comedy since Democracy was born. For decades, he drank everything he could get his hands on, and snorted anything granular, even ProNutro once. Then he stopped all that and decided that he would be better off reading quietly, building his tattoo collection and being a better father. In between these important...
Emma Mashilo received the Chancellor’s Award for the student with the best performance in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria's recent Autumn Graduation Ceremony. While in matric at Willowridge High School in 2013, Ms Mashilo applied for admission into a BCom Communications Management degree at the University of Pretoria (UP) but was not accepted. ‘I...
SAPS Budget Speech 2018/19 In his recent Budget Speech delivered on 15 May 2018 at the Old Assembly in Parliament, Deputy Minister Bongani Mkongi highlighted the scourge of campus crimes in colleges and universities in South Africa. During his moving speech, The Deputy Minister of Police paid a special homage to students who were brutally killed on campuses in the last...
The Campus Safety Support Services NPC and the South African Police Services (SAPS) will be hosting a Seminar on Gender-Based Violence and Abuse in Colleges and Universities during August 2018 in the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. The events will take place on 4 August 2018 at the SAPS Academy in Hammanskraal, 9 August 2018 at TUT Soshanguve Campus and 10-11...
The Association of African College and University Student Communities (AACUSC) will host the Campus Ministries and Inter-Faith Convention and Gospel Festival be held on 2-6 July 2014 at the University of Zululand in Kwa-Dlangezwa, Kwazulu Natal Province. The purpose of the AACUSC Campus Ministry and Inter-Faith Convention and Gospel Festival is to provide and create an opportunity for the various...
On the Anniversary of the Death of Lwando Mantshontsho (1990 - 2017) Dear Mr President, Saturday 12 May 2018 will mark a year since Lwando Mantshontsho, a Walter Sisulu University final year medical student was fatally stabbed by five of his fellow students at the Atlanta Residence. The first anniversary of the death of the 27-year-old from Covimvaba – the home of...
The Student Housing Grading and Accreditation Council (SHGAC) has officially launched the online survey for the development of the grading criteria for student accommodation in South Africa. Student Times readers and the public at large are invited to participate in the online survey, the results of which will be used to refine and finalize the official grading criteria to be...
In many ways than not, the brutal killing of Lwando Mantshontsho by his fellow students at around 2am on 12 May 2017 at the Atlanta Student Residence at Walter Sisulu University, is reminiscence of a novella by world-renowned Spanish author Gabriel García Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold published in 1981. The central question at the core of the novella...
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