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Grain silos make for a funky living space

  A mix of alternative building materials and reclaimed industrial building stock has turned Mill Junction from an eyesore into Cinderella. (Image: Citiq)  ...

Grain silos make for funky student accommodation

The old Premier Mill silos in Newtown have been repurposed, and now wear a four-storey hat of recycled shipping containers. The freshly made-over structure offers unusual accommodation for the city's large student population, and carries the hope that the new residents will bring their youth, energy and vibrancy back into the inner city.

Tiger Kloof School earns a reputation for excellence

Students and teachers are drawn from across southern Africa and beyond to the unusual school in rural North West Province. Counting among its alumni the Botswana elite and more than one president, Tiger Kloof's history reflects the history of South Africa – and its new dawn.

A boost for engineering skills

Nearly half-a-million rand has been awarded in bursaries to 15 engineering students by telecommunications company Huawei. It’s part of a plan to deepen the pool of potential workers in the sector.
Education in South Africa

Boithaopo teacher gives his all

Jeremiah Moreo is determined his pupils will do well in maths and science, despite not having a stocked laboratory. Doing his best for his classes has even meant he has moved towns to be near them all the time.

Public-private hospital for Port Alfred

Cuban training to ‘help national health’

A group of medical students who left for training in Cuba on Monday will be able to assist with the roll-out of South Africa's National Health Insurance scheme when they return, says KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize.

Career guidance initiative launched

Too many students enrol at universities not knowing what they want to or can study. A new career initiative aims to give them career guidance, and so improve skills in critical sectors.
Pens for needy children

Student boffin is top programmer

Kieran Ekron, a computer programming student from Johannesburg University, has won the national leg of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup for an application that simulates crowd behaviour in football stadiums. Ekron will take on his peers for the world title in Poland in July 2010.


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