Category: Technology

Commemorate Youth Day from home, with technology

16 June 1976 was a pivotal day in our country’s struggle against apartheid, led by young people of school-going age. The youth of ‘76, who took part in the Soweto Uprising, played a major role in drawing the world’s attention to the issues faced by oppressed people in South Africa. We have rounded up 5 ways technology can help you pay tribute to the bravery of these young people this Youth Day.

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SU biocoding receives major funding

While you read this article, there will be at least 4 500 cancer fatalities and 8 000 from cardiovascular disease, according to the World Health Organisation. These statistics are exacerbated by the circumstances and lack of health care for many of these victims in developing countries.
Prof Resia Pretorius, head of Stellenbosch University’s (SU) physiological sciences department in the faculty of science, and her team of researchers, engineers and scientists, hope to address these needs with the patenting and development of the BioCODE 2-in-1 nanosensor to determine disease risk in patients.

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Bloemhoffers leer ook in kuberruim

Skoolskoene is dalk vir pantoffels verruil, en daar is nie meer ‘n klok wat pouses aankondig nie, maar leerders en personeel van die Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof werk sedert 31 Maart van die huis af.
“Akademie bly vir die Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof ’n prioriteit, nie omdat punte belangrik is nie, maar omdat die skool kritiese denke wil bevorder en leerders wil voorberei op die lewe buite die skool.”

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Should digital literacy be a key right enshrined in our Constitution?

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the reality of the digital divide in South Africa.

Locked down in suburbia, a section of our population has access to information 24/7, an ability to communicate with others in distant locations and countries, to continue with structured or unstructured learning and to engage in some form of business activity, whether Zoom conferences with corporate colleagues or some form of commercial activity through platforms such as eBay and Bid or Buy. Their window to the world is wide open.

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