African Researchers Break the Ice




Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Unspeakable tragedy yields master’s degree

Two years ago, unspeakable tragedy struck Mabuyi Mhlanga’s family when her young daughter was hit by a car while crossing the road and died on the scene. Instead of shying away from the pain and grief, Mhlanga decided to seek answers and healing by throwing herself into a master’s degree related to road safety around schools.

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 - 14:45
Making her mark in mining

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Associate Professor Megan Becker is the only academic named among chief executives, directors and vice presidents of global companies in the 2018 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining publication.

Publication Date:
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 07:45
Double award in national Three Minute Thesis competition

Doctoral candidate Rene Nsanzubuhoro has developed a novel device that can be used to assess the extent of leaks in sections of water pipeline and other fluid-pipeline systems, without the need for costly and invasive efforts. A combination of inspiration and passion brought him to this point, including his recent success winning first place and the People’s Choice Award in the national Three Minute Thesis competition held in Bloemfontein in October.  

Publication Date:
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - 15:00
2019 Mandela Rhodes Scholar

Athenkosi Nzala, a 2017 civil engineering graduate, is the recipient of a 2019 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to build exceptional leaders in Africa whilst also seeking to foster better reconciliation and entrepreneurship through its various programmes.

Publication Date:
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 14:30