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Retired UCT academic unravels mystery of Wilde's wife

Retired UCT academic unravels mystery of Wilde’s wife

The death of Constance Wilde, wife of playwright Oscar Wilde, remained a mystery for over a century. Now, thanks to medical sleuthing by retired UCT academic and psychiatrist Dr Ashley Robins, and Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, the cause of her death may have been discovered.

Township school leads to academic success

ASE---thumbWhen they discovered they were hopelessly prepared for university after matriculating from a township school, Nonhlanhla Masina and Melusi Radebe decided to make sure other youngsters did not flounder. They set up the African School of Excellence, which is having great success in raising academic levels.

Brand South Africa engaging with academics ahead of inaugural Competitiveness Forum


East London, Friday, 30 August 2013 – Brand South Africa will host its inaugural South African Competitiveness Forum later this year. As part of reaching out to civil society as partners in building South Africa as a competitive, winning nation, Brand South Africa today hosted an interaction with civil society stakeholders in East London.

Down the !Gariep River by kayak

Three Cape Town scientists paddled more than 2 000km from its source in the Lesotho highlands, across the continent, and ended with the fishermen of Alexander Bay. They came back with great stories and vital data for conservation, botany and climate change.
Paddling through Northern Cape paradise

Africa rising

Africa’s time is now. In academic studies, institutional reports, business journals and the mass media a new story about Africa is emerging: one of growth, progress, peace, potential and profitability.
Zimbabwe ready for investors

Career day goes to the cinema

Various professions will be explored in a number of film episodes screened at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas, in an initiative to help underprivileged high school pupils make useful career choices.
New uniforms for needy pupils

Youth @ work

Mathyszensloop Youth Organization was started in early 2010 by the youth of Mathyszensloop, Mpumalanga, with the aim of helping the youth to succeed in their academic, social, and professional life.

South African university gets global nod

The University of the Free State has been honoured with the award for Best Practice in Higher Education in 2010 for its fresh approach in promoting racial harmony and academic excellence.
South African university choir best in the world

South African model for African maths centres

The Cape Town-based African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is to be the model for three maths training centres on the continent.
New online university to fight cancer

South Africa's universities

US, SA partner to strengthen colleges

The United States has partnered with South Africa in a US$6.7-million (about R49-million) initiative to strengthen academic programmes, skills development and student support at 12 further education and training colleges in the country.


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