south african student media
South Point workers up in arms over unpaid covid-19 allowances
on August 5, 2020 at 12:22 pm
The private student accommodation company is caught between the Unemployment Insurance Fund and workers stressed by the regulations to control the coronavirus pandemic. The management of South Point private student accommodation has blamed the department of labour (DoL) and the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) for the delay in paying its workers from the covid-19 Temporary
Kasi 2 Kasi brings queer cinema to the internet
on August 5, 2020 at 9:07 am
The launch of a new queer virtual cinema intends to promote social change A new virtual film theatre called Kasi 2 Kasi Queer Cinema, launched on Tuesday, July 28, aims to give society access to queer films. “Before the pandemic, Kasi 2 Kasi was actually a film festival that has been running for three years, and the virtual cinema is a way that
NSFAS students in catered residences to get food allowances
on August 4, 2020 at 3:41 pm
“It is only fair that you get your allowance because you are eating somewhere.” National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded students at Wits University who live in catered residences will receive a monthly allowance of R1 500 starting in August. The increase is meant to compensate the students for the meals they would have
The residence experience during lockdown
on August 4, 2020 at 3:24 pm
JAMEO CALVERT AND PRIDE MATHEBULA On 23 May, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, announced that universities would open in phases from 1 June, allowing the return of 33% of students, including final year students, postgraduate students (who require laboratory work to complete their degrees) and students with online learning challenges to be prioritised. The University of Pretoria has allowed some students back into its residences, making it easier for students to undertake online learning. In online learning, students encountered challenges due to network problems and inability to access online resources. Students reported that studying at home is more challengingRead More →
UP International Students Petition for Lockdown Aid
on August 4, 2020 at 3:18 pm
NOKWANDA KUBHEKA The SRC Postgraduate and International Students Affairs office with University of Pretoria International (UPI) Student Society have raised concerns with the university. They argue that international students, some of whom are paying higher fees than local students, have not received aid from UP during the national lockdown. The petition requests that they be exempted from paying residence fees since they are not using the facilities, a fee adjustment of 20% to 25%, and no fee increment for international students for the 2021 to 2022 financial calendar. They also request that UP forms a solidarity fund aimed at assisting international students with tuition credit,Read More →
COVID-19 statistics across South African universities
on August 4, 2020 at 3:07 pm
MANELISI MAGORO Tertiary institutions across South Africa shared their COVID-19 related statistics and figures with Universities South Africa (USAF). “Twenty staff members and two students from across the country have died from the coronavirus” reported the Mail and Guardian in an article published on 23 July. Below are COVID-19 statistics across South African Universities. UP’s Current COVID-19 Count The University of Pretoria (UP) reported its first and second cases of COVID-19 in March. The first being a faculty member at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) campus and the second; a staff member from the Veterinary Sciences Faculty at Onderstepoort campus. To date, UPRead More →
Food parcels, vouchers stave off hunger for Wits students
on August 4, 2020 at 2:25 pm
Schemes put in place to close the gap left by the lockdown-induced suspension of the food bank. Wits students at risk of hunger are benefiting from two monthly feeding schemes that were launched on July 6, in readiness for the commencement of the second semester. Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach (WCCO) distributed food parcels to
Honouring Mary Twala
on August 4, 2020 at 6:23 am
DALUVUYO MAPUZI With over 50 years in the entertainment industry, Mary Twala was a figure we expected to see on our television screens. Her small stature and big personality were an appreciated addition to all her roles. As we remember her life, let us look back at some of her biggest roles. Taxi to Soweto (1991) – The Manie van Rensburg directed satirical film sees a headstrong Afrikaans couple being thrust headfirst into unfamiliar territory after a myriad of misunderstandings in a minibus taxi. Mary Twala was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role as Fedora. SarafinaRead More →
Sho Madjozi Signed to Epic Records
on August 4, 2020 at 6:02 am
EMILY HARRISON Following on from her SAMA wins, she also took home the Best International Act BET award and was nominated for the same category this year. Her international attention led to her sharing the stage with Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran at the Global Citizen Festival last year. Her song ‘John Cena’ gained a lot of attention in 2019, spawning a viral dance that led her to the American talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. The WWE legend surprised her on the show and her catchy hit singles cemented her as an international icon. To date, two of her songs, ‘John Cena’ and ‘Huku’ haveRead More →
We Made It – Mi Casa
on August 4, 2020 at 5:33 am
EMILY HARRISON Mi Casa just marked their decade in the industry with the appropriately titled 5th album, We Made It. The iconic Afro-pop trio seems to be on a winning streak with the first single of the album ‘Church Bells’ soaring to the top of charts across the country, and they recently signed with Afroforce1 Records, part of the Universal Music Group. The creative process behind the album was aided by the band renting a house in the middle of Mpumalanga so that they could work without distractions. This dedication is can be seen in the highly anticipated album which can be described as theRead More →
The Long Walk to Immunity: How Long a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Take, and Why
on August 4, 2020 at 4:32 am
STEPHANIE COOKSON At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was widely circulated that in 12 to 18 months, a vaccine might be available. It became a general consensus that the public needed to push to the foreseeable future and that the vaccine would put an end to the pandemic. However, experts have pointed out that this process will likely take much longer, increasing the importance of safety measures like masks and social distancing, as they may be the best defense for many months to come. PDBY spoke to Professor Jan Verschoor from UP’s Department of Biochemistry, Genetics, and Microbiology, to find out why aRead More →
The Four Rs for an Eco-Friendly University Student
on August 4, 2020 at 4:07 am
MARREN MCKAY As a university student, the prospect of being eco-friendly can often feel overwhelming as well as expensive. It is, understandably, difficult to try, and be both sustainable and stick to a budget. However, it is important to note that every small change a person makes can benefit the environment, and it is not necessary to change one’s whole lifestyle overnight. The journey to living plastic-free and eco-friendly is taken in small steps. Professor Peter le Roux, an Ecology and Biodiversity Professor at the Department of Plant and Soil Science, who focuses on community ecology, with particular attention to interspecific interactions and the impactsRead More →
ghana student media
Akufo-Addo commissions University of Environment and Sustainable Development
by radio univers on August 5, 2020 at 4:21 pm
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, in Somanya, in the Eastern Region, and cut the sod for the commencement of construction of Phase Two of the University. At the ceremony, on Wednesday, 5th August 2020, at Somanya, President Akufo-Addo stated that the University of Environment and The post Akufo-Addo commissions University of Environment and Sustainable Development appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Ranking of all 69 universities in Ghana on the Africa Webometrics Rankings for the July 2020 edition
by radio univers on August 5, 2020 at 3:53 pm
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities has released the July 2020 edition of its annual rankings of tertiary institutions in Ghana. This year, 69 institutions were featured in the ranking. Indicators for the ranking are presence (public knowledge shared), visibility (web contents impact), transparency or openness (top cited researchers) and excellence or scholar (top cited papers). The post Ranking of all 69 universities in Ghana on the Africa Webometrics Rankings for the July 2020 edition appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Teachers and infrastructure are major needs of rural education – CHIF-Ghana CEO
by radio univers on August 5, 2020 at 3:21 pm
Non-Governmental Organization, Care for Humanity Initiative Foundation- Ghana (CHIF-Ghana), has out doored some of its initiatives to aid in the improvement of education in rural communities. Speaking in an exclusive interview on the Morning show Campus Exclusive, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CHIF-Ghana, Mr. James Asamoah stated that even though government is trying its best The post Teachers and infrastructure are major needs of rural education – CHIF-Ghana CEO appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
COVID-19: Eight more persons succumb to disease as Ghana’s total case count hit 39,075
by radio univers on August 5, 2020 at 2:07 pm
Eight more persons have succumbed to the coronavirus disease in Ghana increasing the death toll to 191. 574 new cases have also pushed the country’s total case count to 39,075. This was indicated in the Ghana Health Service’s Wednesday morning update on the coronavirus disease. Number of recovered/discharged persons also increases to 35,563. Seven people The post COVID-19: Eight more persons succumb to disease as Ghana’s total case count hit 39,075 appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
UG: Accra City Campus swears-in interim SRC
by radio univers on August 5, 2020 at 1:17 pm
The interim Executives of the University of Ghana Student Representative Council at the Accra City Campus (UGSRC-ACC) has been sworn into office to take over the administration of the Union for the 2020/2021 academic year. These students were appointed to act as interim leaders following a decision by the General Assembly of the mother SRC The post UG: Accra City Campus swears-in interim SRC appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
2020 WASSCE: Mathematics teacher interdicted for exam malpractice
by radio univers on August 5, 2020 at 11:52 am
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, has directed that a Mathematics tutor of the Kade Senior High Technical School (SHTS) in the Eastern Region, Mr Evans Yeboah, be interdicted. Directive Briefing the Daily Graphic yesterday on the directive, he said Mr Yeboah, who was the invigilator of the Integrated Science The post 2020 WASSCE: Mathematics teacher interdicted for exam malpractice appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
GMSA to protest against hijab stigmatization
by radio univers on August 5, 2020 at 11:24 am
The Ghana Muslim Students’ Association (GMSA) have planned to protest against the seeming stigmatization of female Muslim students wearing the hijab. This comes after Monday’s reported incident at the Action Senior High School in Accra where students from Anisah and Mercy Islamic Senior High Schools were allegedly forced to remove their hijabs before being allowed The post GMSA to protest against hijab stigmatization appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
UG: Online application for rooms not opened yet – GHL Management to Pent residents
by radio univers on August 4, 2020 at 10:51 pm
Management of the Ghana Hostels Limited has clarified that the online based application for booking of room has not been released against rumors that it is available online. Management of the Hall earlier revealed that patrons of facilities with the Ghana Hostels limited will have to book a room via a newly designed website application. The post UG: Online application for rooms not opened yet – GHL Management to Pent residents appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Adjei Boakye writes: Arise for your country [Article]
by radio univers on August 4, 2020 at 7:28 pm
Frolicking in Kumasi’s Central Business District, and counting my blessings one after the other, something crossed my mind which I will not on any other day consider a mistake. The question, “Can the teaming Ghanaian Youth arise and fight for the betterment of this beloved country?” kept repeating in my mind. It is certainly a The post Adjei Boakye writes: Arise for your country [Article] appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Forty-eight year old man commits suicide
by radio univers on August 4, 2020 at 6:56 pm
A 48-year-old man has committed suicide by poisoning himself at Bomso near Asuom in the Eastern Region. According to the Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer(PRO), Mr Francis Gomado, the Asuom police received information that, a man was seen lying at the outskirts of the town by the roadside and was suspected to have The post Forty-eight year old man commits suicide appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
uganda student media
Finance Officer Job at Mercy Corps
by Miiro Allan on August 5, 2020 at 3:23 pm
Vacancy title: Finance OffIcer-Arua Type: FULL TIME Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO Category: Accounting & Finance Jobs at: Mercy Corps Deadline of this Job: 14 August 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , Arua , East Africa JOB DETAILS: Program / Department Summary Mercy Corps has been present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and agricultural development, maternal The post Finance Officer Job at Mercy Corps appeared first on The Campus Times.
Beirut Explosion: Survivor Narrates Ordeal
by Tumuheire Agnes on August 5, 2020 at 2:56 pm
Today the whole world woke up to the devastating news of an explosion that occurred in the evening of August 4, 2020 in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut. Over 70 people were killed and 4000 wounded in the blast. According to the president of Lebanon, his excellency Michel Aoun, the explosion was caused by 2,750 The post Beirut Explosion: Survivor Narrates Ordeal appeared first on The Campus Times.
Consultant Job at USAID/ Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES)
by Miiro Allan on August 5, 2020 at 2:49 pm
Vacancy title: Consultant Type: FULL TIME Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO Category: Admin & Office Jobs at: USAID/ Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES) Deadline of this Job: 14 August 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa JOB DETAILS: The USAID/ Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES) Project is a five-year project (2018-2023) that was awarded by the United States The post Consultant Job at USAID/ Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES) appeared first on The Campus Times.
Financial Analyst Job at AGRI EXIM
by Miiro Allan on August 5, 2020 at 2:35 pm
Vacancy title: Financial Analyst Type: FULL TIME Industry: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Category: Accounting & Finance Jobs at: AGRI EXIM Deadline of this Job: 15 August 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , Uganda , East Africa JOB DETAILS: AGRI EXIM, Bulk supplier of premium quality certiﬁed organic Agro commodities seeks to hire Job title: Financial Analyst Reports to: CEO . Job Description: The post Financial Analyst Job at AGRI EXIM appeared first on The Campus Times.
Plan your meals to suit the consumers
by Sarah A on August 5, 2020 at 2:34 pm
Having a healthy meal starts from when an individual has it at the right time because there is a lot that it come with in terms of being beneficial to the body. There are basic things that one has to put in consideration when planning for a healthy meal and these are the guidelines Patience The post Plan your meals to suit the consumers appeared first on The Campus Times.
Project Administrative Assistant Job at Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization
by Miiro Allan on August 5, 2020 at 2:25 pm
Job Title: Project Administrative Assistant-G5 Organization: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda EAC Salary Grade: G5 Job Ref: LVFO/TRUEFISH /HR/2020/02 & LVFO/ E€OFISH /HR/2020/01 Project Title: TRUEFISH and E€OFISH Projects Reports to: Programme Coordinator LVFO About US: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) is an institution of the East African Community (EAC) charged with the management and development The post Project Administrative Assistant Job at Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization appeared first on The Campus Times.
Finance Officer Job at Yauga General Merchants limited (YGM)
by Miiro Allan on August 5, 2020 at 2:22 pm
Job Title: Finance Officer Organization: Yauga General Merchants limited (YGM) Duty Station: Uganda Reports to: Supervisor Finance Manager About US: Yauga General Merchants limited (YGM) is a global Company with its head office in Kampala. With the aim of the Board of Directors and Management to employ qualified, innovative and energetic professionals and support staff to execute The post Finance Officer Job at Yauga General Merchants limited (YGM) appeared first on The Campus Times.
Programme Analyst, Maternal Health/Fistula Job at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
by Miiro Allan on August 5, 2020 at 2:10 pm
Job Title: Programme Analyst, Maternal Health/Fistula Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Grade: NOB About UNFPA: UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young The post Programme Analyst, Maternal Health/Fistula Job at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) appeared first on The Campus Times.
kenyan student media
CBK Requests Sh115 Billion to Deal with Covid-19 Pandemic
by David Ndirangu on March 26, 2020 at 10:10 am
By David Ndirangu Sh115 billion is what Kenya needs to withstand the economic effects of the Coronavirus crisis. This is according to Central Bank
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Postponed
by David Ndirangu on March 24, 2020 at 8:42 am
By David Ndirangu The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the Coronavirus pandemic; this
Kenya Airways Suspends International Flights
by David Ndirangu on March 23, 2020 at 1:33 pm
By David Ndirangu After the government’s announcement on Sunday that it had imposed a ban on international flights, Kenya Airways through its Chief Executive
Coronavirus rapid response team off to Rongai
by Mercy Imali on March 13, 2020 at 12:07 pm
A Coronavirus rapid response team from the Ministry of Health is off to Ongata Rongai where the lady with coronavirus hails from. CS Mutahi
Locust invasion will worsen
by Mercy Imali on March 13, 2020 at 11:07 am
The locust invasion in Kenya is just about to get worse, forewarns FAO. Swathes upon swathes of new-generation locust keep arriving from Somalia and
Matatus to be cleaned and disinfected daily
by Mercy Imali on March 13, 2020 at 9:48 am
All matatus have to be washed daily to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Seats must be disinfected twice-in the morning and at night. Drivers and conductors will also undergo training
Canadian PM’s wife tests positive for Coronavirus
by Mercy Imali on March 13, 2020 at 9:03 am
Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, wife to the Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has tested positive for coronavirus. Trudeau’s office confirmed the news as it sought to assure
Kenya confirms first coronavirus case
by Mercy Imali on March 13, 2020 at 8:09 am
Kenya today confirmed the first case of Coronavirus. The positive virus test was that of a female student who traveled in from the US via
Harry and Meghan in final royal engagement
by Mercy Imali on March 9, 2020 at 10:31 am
Prince Harry and wife, Meghan, appearance at the annual Commonwealth Service marks their last royal commitment. After this engagement, Harry and Meghan, will take their
Lesoipa murder-Lawyer Gakinya to undergo mental test before taking plea
by Mercy Imali on March 9, 2020 at 9:18 am
Nakuru based Lawyer Harry Gakinya has to undergo a mental assessment before taking a plea in the suspected murder case of Belgian woman, Dysseleer
Uganda sends back 22 travelers amid Coronavirus fears
by Mercy Imali on March 9, 2020 at 8:49 am
Uganda has send back 22 travelers after they declined to self-quarantine for 14 days. The Ministry of Health confirmed at least 22 foreign nationals
Kinoti in the US to attend FBI training
by Mercy Imali on March 9, 2020 at 8:08 am
George Kinoti the Director of Criminal Investigations is in the US for Federal Bureau Investigations (FBI) executive training at the National Executive Institute (NIE)