Any child who slips through the cracks is a child too many
Gelaai op 12 Jun 2014
As South Africa celebrates World day against child labour this June 12th, let South Africans not be complacent. The South African Constitution and various pieces of legislation and programmes directed towards meeting the needs of children are to be welcomed but, the reality is they have failed to realize a better life for many children living in South Africa. Children seldom have any say in the circumstances in which they find themselves, and those faced with extreme poverty are often forced by circumstance to seek gainful employment.
Hearing screening now childís play thanks to Tukkies App
Gelaai op 05 Jun 2014
Is it possible that a hearing screening test can be so quick and easy to do that even a toddler can perform it? Yes, it is, thanks to the hearScreen cell phone app that has been developed by audiologist Prof De Wet Swanepoel and his team from the University of Pretoria (UP).
Chairperson of UP Council receives honorary doctorate from University of Limpopo
Gelaai op 23 May 2014
The contribution to society and to the accounting profession by Ms Futhi Mtoba, Chairperson of the Council of the University of Pretoria (UP), was acknowledged this morning when she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Limpopo (UL).
Tuks FM takes on the world
Gelaai op 19 May 2014
Radio stations from around the world competed in the World Radio Challenge from 6 to 9 May 2014. The challenge consisted of various student radio stations contending for the best radio programme and the longest broadcast. The challenge was the first of its kind and focused on a youth-based global networking channel in order to create content for listeners from their own country and listeners from across the world.
Sarchi Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control to boost South Africaís only comprehensive malaria research effort
Gelaai op 25 Apr 2014
ďMalaria is a very complex disease. Trying to stop it is like trying to hit thousands of tennis balls with a teaspoon.Ē Using this analogy, Lyn-Marie Birkholtz, an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and a member of the Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control at the University of Pretoria (UPCSMC) reiterates the importance of on-going, trans-disciplinary research in an effort to eliminate the disease that remains one of Africaís greatest killers.
Getting books to our learners by adopting African solutions
Gelaai op 23 Apr 2014
The biggest challenge facing South African readers is access to books. For everyday South Africans, loading digital texts onto smartphones or tablets isn't a viable solution. You might have heard the saying that we should use African solutions to solve African problems. In this piece, I write about three organisations ó Paperight, Siyavula and Worldreader ó that offer practical and context-relevant ways of getting books into the hands of South African learners.
TuksFM shines again at the 2014 MTN Radio Awards
Gelaai op 14 Apr 2014
The best of SA radio was honoured at the fifth annual MTN Radio Awards gala dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 12 April 2014. Tuks FM walked away with nine awards including the prestigious "Campus Station of the Year" award for the third consecutive year.