south african student media
Wits fencers go for gold in Ghana
on February 26, 2020 at 1:53 pm
Witsies make it into Team South Africa at the continental fencing championships. Two Wits Fencers are competing at the annual FIE Junior African Championships, currently taking place in Accra, Ghana. Ayanda Tuku and Harry Saner, both second-year BSc students, were selected to represent South Africa by the Fencing Federation South Africa (FFSA) during the KwaZulu-Natal
Online platform for student accommodation
on February 26, 2020 at 12:03 pm
Searching for student accommodation made easier through an online platform. Students in Johannesburg participated at the launch of a new online accommodation service to voice their concerns about the lack of accommodation. The launch of Fundi’s Accommodation Platform was held at the Johannesburg Rand Club on Thursday, February 20. The launch included a number of
SOCCER: Wits in Nedbank Cup quarter finals
on February 26, 2020 at 11:04 am
Gavin Hunt’s men secured a 2-0 victory over Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup round of 16. Bidvest Wits are in the quarter finals of the Nedbank Cup after defeating eastern Cape side Chippa United on Monday, February 24, at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg. The victory was sweet revenge for Wits who were knocked
Triathlons with Dylan Nortjé
on February 24, 2020 at 3:21 pm
Caitlyn Walsh PDBY spoke to Dylan Nortjé, a successful Tuks-Triathlete, about his upcoming , and the sport in general. For those who don’t know, what does a triathlon entail, in detail? So a triathlon is a multisport consisting of swimming, biking and running. The swimming section is normally done in either the sea, a dam or a harbour. Directly after, we jump [onto] our bikes and do what is called criterium, which are like short fast technical laps, usually through the streets of the city. Lastly, the run consists of laps similar to the biking laps. How much do you train in a week forRead More →
Dangers of Sports Gambling
on February 24, 2020 at 3:11 pm
Caitlyn Walsh Spot-fixing, in sport, is the act of deciding dishonestly and conducting illegal activity. This ultimately means cheating when gambling in any type of sport. One of the biggest dangers in sports gambling is the possible incidents that may come with it, and the obsession that may lead to cheating. An example of this would be the incident that occurred last year towards the end of 2019. According to SuperSport, former Proteas cricketer ,Gulam Bodi, was found guilty of spot-fixing in the 2015 Ram Slam T20 tournament. He pleaded guilty to the corruption and was sentenced to five years in prison at the endRead More →
Three wins in a row for UP-Tuks
on February 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm
Boitumelo Makaepea The Stripe Generation has kept its record of being undefeated in this year’s Varsity Cup campaign. After securing their win against FNB NWU in the first round of the Varsity Cup, FNB UP-Tuks kept the momentum going as they beat FNB CUT in the second round and FNB UJ in the third round. FNB UP-Tuks vs FNB NWU FNB UP-Tuks had their first encounter with FNB NWU at the Tuks Stadium on 3 February to a sold-out crowd. Even though FNB UP-Tuks were the first team to register points of the match, FNB NWU came back into the game as captain Edmund RheederRead More →
Poetry Corner: Hope by Mickey Oddy
on February 24, 2020 at 3:05 pm
It was the way you smiled, the way your eyes met mine, the way your touch calmed me and how you became home. Your constant in my chaos, the softness of your touch. The dedication, the promises, the sweet nothings that were whispered and truths spoken with shaking breaths. The nerves, butterflies, soundtracks to our emotions that set us alight and turned us to ash. The dance lessons, whispers in my ear, to feel you, the music and not the eyes of others. The late-night conversations, good morning calls, midnight safety nets created by sleep filled limbs. The falling without caution, pulled down by theRead More →
Christo “Baas” de Beer: The man behind Open Mic Night at Aandklas.
on February 24, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Dani van der Horst On Sunday evenings, Aandklas exchanges its usual head-banging and table-dancing for moody guitar riffs and husky voices as Pretoria’s fresh talent takes to the stage. Open Mic Night has been a regular event at Aandklas for a few years now and has firmly established itself on Pretoria’s social calendar. Here, one can expect to meet eager musicians, cold beverages and great commentary. PDBY caught up with Christo de Beer, the driving force behind Aandklas’s Open Mic Night: Who or what exactly is Baas de Beer? Baas de Beer is the public persona of Christo de Beer. If you see me onRead More →
Beautiful Minds on the Big Screen
on February 24, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Kendra Connock Images of mentally ill people in films often fall into the stereotypes of maniacal and hysterical people who cannot be controlled; thus, feeding into the stigmas which exist around serious mental illnesses. Time to Change, a mental illness advocacy group, undertook a survey of more than 2000 members of the public to assess their attitudes towards mental illness as a result of their media exposure. When asked what characteristics define film characters with mental illnesses, the top three answers were “violent” (39%); “weird” (35%), and “likely to kill violently” (30%). Films often look to depictions of mental illness to engage audiences with aRead More →
What is Sustainable Fashion?
on February 24, 2020 at 2:42 pm
Dani van der Horst Sustainable fashion is a movement that aims to establish an ethical and more ecologically friendly fashion industry. According to United Nations Climate Change News, the fashion industry contributes to approximately 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This is due to long supply chains and energy extensive production processes. Aside from contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, the fashion industry also contributes to about 20% of global wastewater. It takes approximately 20 000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of cotton. This is equivalent to a single t-shirt and a pair of jeans. In recent years, the textile industry has alsoRead More →
Bong Joon-ho’s historical Oscar run
on February 24, 2020 at 2:32 pm
Emily Harrison The name Bong Joon-ho would not have had much significance to the casual movie enthusiast, however, because of Bong’s historic Oscar win at the 92nd Academy Awards, his name will forever be recognised in the film industry. If you were not one of the millions of people who tuned in to watch the Oscars on 9 February, Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean filmmaker who has been quietly creeping up on the academy with his genre-mixing filmography. His films include some English language films such as the critically acclaimed Snowpiercer (2013) that featured Hollywood heavyweights Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and Octavia Spencer. OneRead More →
on February 24, 2020 at 1:52 pm
PEOPLE THINK ERICA’S NEW LOGO IS SHAPED LIKE A DILDO. Phew. Pssst… has been holding that in all week. Sorry, let Pssst… try again. Hi hi. Pssst… here. Or is Pssst… actually here? Pssst… is not sure. Pssst… might have died cause Pssst… ate some “vegan” food at the lesser TriBeCa this week. So apparently cheese is cheese, milk doesn’t cause any harm and we can take advantage of university students through false advertising and indifference. NICE. (Keep your eyes out for an article about this). Yes, Pssst… may be feeling slightly more vindictive than usual too because the lesser TriBeCa refused to let PDBY humansRead More →
ghana student media
Basic schools in Sunyani closed down over Queen mother’s funeral rites
by radio univers on February 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm
All public and private basic schools in the Sunyani Municipality of the Bono Region will close down on Thursday and Friday as part of activities to mark the final funeral rites of the Queen Mother of the Sunyani Traditional Area, Nana Yaa Nyamaa Poduo II. According to the Sunyani Municipal Education Directorate, all heads of The post Basic schools in Sunyani closed down over Queen mother’s funeral rites appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah urges media practitioners to help combat misinformation
by radio univers on February 26, 2020 at 5:22 pm
Minister of Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has called on media practitioners to maintain decorum in their line of work to prevent peddling falsehood that jeopardizes the confidence of the public in public institutions. Speaking at the launch of Dubawa, a digital fact verification platform, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah emphasized on the need to combat the The post Kojo Oppong Nkrumah urges media practitioners to help combat misinformation appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
How to protect yourself from coronavirus infection
by radio univers on February 26, 2020 at 5:17 pm
The spread of the coronavirus across China and to at least 10 other countries including the US, South Korea and Japan has prompted experts and health authorities to offer advice on how to reduce the chances of contracting the illness. All but four of the 80 reported deaths so far have been recorded in Hubei province where the outbreak The post How to protect yourself from coronavirus infection appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Student loan beneficiaries to receive loan-arrears next week
by radio univers on February 26, 2020 at 4:08 pm
The National Union of Ghana Students has announced that loan-arrears owed beneficiaries of the Student Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) will, by next week, receive their monies. This assurance comes after a meeting involving some students groups, the Education Ministry, the Finance Ministry, and the Students Loan Trust Fund. In a statement signed by President by The post Student loan beneficiaries to receive loan-arrears next week appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Bugatti seized in Zambia over possible money laundering
by radio univers on February 26, 2020 at 3:13 pm
Authorities in Zambia have seized a Bugatti Veyron that was imported into the country on Monday, pending investigations into possible money laundering. “The vehicle has since been seized as investigations are being conducted,” Zambia’s Drug Enforcement Commission said in a statement. The state investigative wing said that they had received “numerous concerns” from the public. The post Bugatti seized in Zambia over possible money laundering appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Prosecute MPs who unfairly benefitted from GETFund scholarship – GRASAG
by radio univers on February 26, 2020 at 3:03 pm
The Graduate Students Association of Ghana, (GRASAG) has called on the government to as a matter of urgency prosecute and sanction public officials who have unfairly benefitted from scholarships from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund). According to GRASAG, public officials at GETFund who were responsible for approving the scholarships without recourse to the law The post Prosecute MPs who unfairly benefitted from GETFund scholarship – GRASAG appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Kenya university’s rape memo sparks anger
by radio univers on February 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm
A top Kenyan university has apologised after blaming “reckless” female students for becoming victims of rape. The security memo, which was sent to all students on Tuesday, was “insensitive”, the University of Nairobi’s vice-chancellor admitted. A petition started in response to the memo questioned how women could be blamed for their own rape. Popular media The post Kenya university’s rape memo sparks anger appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Police begins investigation into ATL-Oguaa hall clash
by radio univers on February 26, 2020 at 2:33 pm
Management of the University of Cape Coast says that investigations have commenced into the violent clashes between the Atlantic and Oguaa Halls, both of the University. According to the Acting Head of the University’s Public Affairs, Kwabena Antwi Konadu, the Police have stepped into the matter and are working to bring perpetrators of the actions The post Police begins investigation into ATL-Oguaa hall clash appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Teacher unions call for pre-tertiary education bill to be thrown out of Parliament
by radio univers on February 26, 2020 at 12:01 pm
Some four teacher unions in the country are calling on Parliament to throw out the pre-tertiary education bill and have all deliberations on it suspended. The unions include the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Coalition of Concern Teachers (CCT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU). The Minister for The post Teacher unions call for pre-tertiary education bill to be thrown out of Parliament appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
UGPRP recovers 55,000 water sachets, over 11,000 plastic bottles in its first week of operation in 2020
by radio univers on February 26, 2020 at 10:53 am
The University of Ghana Plastic Recycling Project (UGPRP), has successfully recovered tons of plastics and water sachets in its first week of operation in 2020 following the first-semester vacation. After resuming operations on January 17, 2020, the project recovered about 55,000 water sachets and 11,680 plastic bottles from the various halls and hostels on campus The post UGPRP recovers 55,000 water sachets, over 11,000 plastic bottles in its first week of operation in 2020 appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Using the word “allege” whilst defaming people won’t save you from prosecution- GFA Gen Sec
by Rustum Senorgbe on February 8, 2020 at 1:27 pm
A legal practitioner and General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association, Prosper Harrison Addo has cautioned Ghanaian journalists who hide behind words to defame and destroy people in the name of free speech to desist from the acts since the use of such words do not exempt them from been hauled before the law courts. ...
Rustum Senorgbe to officiate Karela, Inter Allies clash
by Rustum Senorgbe on January 9, 2020 at 1:05 pm
Ahead of Match Day 3 in the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League, Ghana Football Association has appointed match officials for the weekend round of games. The match between Karela United and Inter Allies will see Ho-based class One referee, Rustum Senorgbe take charge of the interesting fixture at the Tarkwa Park on Sunday. He will be ...
uganda student media
The MyUS.com Global Perspectives Scholarship
by Miiro Allan on February 26, 2020 at 7:06 pm
MyUS.com is pleased to announce its first annual, “Global Perspectives” scholarship – focused on the role of experiential learning in preparing global-ready graduates. As an industry leader in international shipping and shopping, few organizations are more reliant on the desire for consumers and businesses to be globally interconnected than MyUS.com. Similarly, few global organizations better The post The MyUS.com Global Perspectives Scholarship appeared first on The Campus Times.
Nutrition Coordinator Job at Sign of Hope (SoH)
by Miiro Allan on February 26, 2020 at 4:18 pm
Vacancy title: Nutrition Coordinator Type: FULL TIME Category: Management Jobs at: Sign of Hope (SoH) Deadline of this Job: 04 March 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , Amudat , East Africa JOB DETAILS: Sign of Hope (SoH) is an International, Interdenominational Humanitarian Relief and Development Cooperation Organization with a background in Christian faith as a shared set of values and The post Nutrition Coordinator Job at Sign of Hope (SoH) appeared first on The Campus Times.
Legal Officer Job Opportunity at Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
by Miiro Allan on February 26, 2020 at 4:08 pm
Vacancy title: Legal Officer Type: FULL TIME Category: Legal Jobs at: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) Deadline of this Job: 06 March 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kalisizo , East Africa JOB DETAILS: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio medical research and service delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the The post Legal Officer Job Opportunity at Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) appeared first on The Campus Times.
Senior Research and Policy Manager Needed at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
by Miiro Allan on February 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm
Vacancy title: Senior Research and Policy Manager Type: FULL TIME Category: Management Jobs at: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Deadline of this Job: 07 March 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa JOB DETAILS: DEPARTMENT: Research SUPERVISOR: Senior Research and Policy Manager LOCATION: Based in Kampala with periodic travel to the field COMMITMENT: 1 year, with The post Senior Research and Policy Manager Needed at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) appeared first on The Campus Times.
Human Resource and Administration Manager Job Opportunity at African Prisons Project
by Miiro Allan on February 26, 2020 at 3:58 pm
Vacancy title: Human Resource and Administration Manager Type: FULL TIME Category: Human Resources Jobs at: African Prisons Project Deadline of this Job: 10 March 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa JOB DETAILS: Reports to: Country Director The African Prisons Project (APP) is a community of people passionately committed to bringing hope and justice to men, women The post Human Resource and Administration Manager Job Opportunity at African Prisons Project appeared first on The Campus Times.
90 Officer Jobs at Buhweju District Local Government
by Miiro Allan on February 26, 2020 at 3:51 pm
Vacancy title: 90 Officer Type: FULL TIME Category: Civil & Government Jobs at: Buhweju District Local Government Deadline of this Job: 24 March 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , Buhweju , East Africa JOB DETAILS: Below are the job titles, Salary Scale and Reference Number for the posts advertised. Application forms, job description and specifications 2011, for the jobs advertised The post 90 Officer Jobs at Buhweju District Local Government appeared first on The Campus Times.
5 Food and Cash Distribution Monitors Needed at Alliance Forum for Development (AFOD)
by Miiro Allan on February 26, 2020 at 3:40 pm
Vacancy title: 5 Food and Cash Distribution Monitors Type: FULL TIME Category: Management Jobs at: Alliance Forum for Development (AFOD) Deadline of this Job: 06 March 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , Northern and West Nile regions , East Africa JOB DETAILS: Alliance Forum for Development (AFOD) Uganda is a national NGO, registered with Uganda National NGO bureau, collaborating with The post 5 Food and Cash Distribution Monitors Needed at Alliance Forum for Development (AFOD) appeared first on The Campus Times.
Muni University Introduces 4 New Courses
by Miiro Allan on February 26, 2020 at 3:26 pm
The academic registrar Muni University on 25th February 2020 informed the public about the new four courses added on the school’s academic program. List of new courses Bachelor of Business Administration and Management (BBM) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (ASM) Bachelor of education- Primary (BED-P) Post graduate diploma in Education (PGDE) The four new courses listed The post Muni University Introduces 4 New Courses appeared first on The Campus Times.
kenyan student media
Gideon handed ‘fimbo ya Nyayo’
by Mercy Imali on February 12, 2020 at 1:35 pm
Senator Gideon Moi is now officially the defacto heir of his late father. While handing him Moi’s ‘rungu’ Raymond Moi said, “You have our
Moi funeral underway
by Mercy Imali on February 12, 2020 at 9:59 am
Mzee Moi’s funeral service is underway at Kabarak University grounds. Kenya’s second President will be laid to rest at his Kabarak home later in
Live-Moi’s memorial service underway, five visiting heads of state in attendance
by Mercy Imali on February 11, 2020 at 7:59 am
Former President Moi memorial service is underway at the Nyayo National Stadium. President Uhuru Kenyatta is leading the service. Mzee Moi’s body was earlier
Raila had long reconciled with Moi
by Mercy Imali on February 5, 2020 at 2:34 pm
In his condolence message to the family, ODM Party leader Raila Odinga revealed he had long reconciled with Moi. He said that his handshake
Big Tim is dead
by Mercy Imali on February 5, 2020 at 1:45 pm
Big Tim of Amboseli National Park is dead. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) confirmed that the famous big tusked elephant passed on February 4th aged
Lesotho’s first lady in court over murder
by Mercy Imali on February 5, 2020 at 1:17 pm
Lesotho’s First Lady Maesaiah Thabane has been charged with the murder of Prime Minister’s previous wife. Maesaiah fled the country on January 10th to
DPP appeals Solai suspects acquittal
by Mercy Imali on February 5, 2020 at 12:52 pm
Two days after nine suspects of the Solai dam tragedy were acquitted; the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has appealed the decision. Naivasha
Building Bridges Initiative forums postponed following Moi’s death
by Mercy Imali on February 4, 2020 at 2:34 pm
The Building Bridges Initiative task force has postponed all consultative forums to allow the country to mourn the passing of retired President Daniel Moi. A
Kakamega Primary School closed temporarily
by Mercy Imali on February 4, 2020 at 1:58 pm
Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha has ordered the temporary closure of Kakamega Primary School. This is to allow for investigations into the tragic
Sonko allowed to access his accounts
by Mercy Imali on February 4, 2020 at 1:33 pm
The Court has ordered The Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) to immediately unfreeze five bank accounts belonging to Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko. The embattled
Rest In Peace Mzee
by Mercy Imali on February 4, 2020 at 10:50 am
Former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Moi passed on surrounded by his
Parallel BBI meetings in Nairobi ahead of Regional Forum
by Mercy Imali on February 3, 2020 at 4:16 pm
The appointment of Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja as the convener of the Nairobi regional meeting is a hard slap in the face of Sonko-allied