Kwakwani teen nabbed hours after robbing Chinese restaurant

first_imgTwo armed men carried out a brazen robbery on a Chinese restaurant at Kwakwani, Upper Berbice, in the wee hours of Monday, carting off with close to $700,000 in cash.Based on information gathered, the incident occurred at about midnight after the owner of the restaurant, 47-year-old Huang Yahgng, ventured to the customers’ washroom located in a section of his restaurant.The suspects, who were armed with cutlasses, reportedly sneaked behind the restaurant counter and allegedly removed $700,000 from a drawer before making good their escape.The police were summoned to the scene and went in pursuit of the bandits but they escaped. The police had recovered a cutlass and a part of black Levi slippers at the scene.The police have since confirmed that one of the bandits was identified as a 17-year-old Kwakwani resident. He was later arrested at a popular drinking spot in the area but none of the stolen money was found in his possession. The police are on the hunt for the other suspects.last_img read more

Venus wins three-set thriller against Azarenka

first_img0Shares0000Venus Williams’ superior accuracy in the opening stages gave her the first set © AFP/File / GIUSEPPE CACACEAUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan 1 – The ageless Venus Williams launched her 25th year as a professional by outlasting Victoria Azarenka in a three-set thriller on day two of the WTA Auckland Classic Tuesday.In the showdown between the two former world number ones, the 38-year-old Williams overcame Azarenka, nine years her junior, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. The two hour 10 minute marathon was packed with power and precision, and in the end Azarenka’s nine aces were not enough.Williams’ superior accuracy in the opening stages gave her the first set, before Azarenka took the second by blasting winners as she moved her opponent from side to side.In the deciding third set there were two breaks by each player in the first six games before Williams opened a gap to go 5-3 up when Azarenka was wide with a cross-court forehand. The American then served for the match.“I love my job, I love what I do but tonight was not easy and maybe one of the toughest first rounds I’ve ever played,” Williams said, adding it was what she needed to start the year.“My goal was to get past the first round, did you see who I had to play, and we need these matches going into the Australian Open,” she said, referring to the year’s first Grand Slam which begins in just under two weeks.“Now I’m hoping the next round will be fruitful for me.”Defending champion Julia Goerges coasted through her first match with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Sweden’s Johanna Larsson, while fifth seed Barbora Strycova was forced into a three-set battle to survive Taylor Townsend.Strycova raced to a 5-1 lead over Townsend before the American lifted her game to force the match to a deciding set in which the Czech prevailed, to win 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3.“It was very tough, I thought I was playing well at the beginning and she couldn’t find the court in the first set,” Strycova said.“But then she started to serve better and with the wind and (her) a lefty, this mix wasn’t good for me and I couldn’t close it up at the end of the second set.”Fourth seed Petra Martic and injured eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck both bowed out in the first round.American Sofia Kenin produced the first upset of the tournament when she knocked out Martic 7-5, 2-6, 6-2.Van Uytvanck retired with an ankle injury when leading Dutch qualifier Bibiane Schoofs 4-3 in the first set.Top seed Caroline Wozniacki will make her first appearance on Wednesday after a weather-delayed flight from Florida saw her match against Laura Siegemund of Germany pushed back a day.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

A SOLEMN PLACE

first_img“I stood in the park 8 years ago, and I wished I could do something for everybody impacted by Columbine,” said Kirsten Kreiling, a member of the memorial planning committee. “All of us were heartsick, and all of us were deeply troubled by what happened at Columbine.” The $2 million memorial consists of a broad oval sunken into the rolling park terrain, sheltered from the breeze that usually blows down from the high mountains on the horizon. The outer wall is called the Ring of Healing. A smaller interior circle formed by a lower wall is called the Ring of Remembrance. Both are built of red stone. “It’s its own place,” said Paul Rufien, a memorial committee member. “It gets quieter once you get in there.” Dawn Anna, whose daughter Lauren Townsend was killed at Columbine, said the memorial would give people a place to remember the lives lost that day. “Remember how their impish smiles could light up a room. Close your eyes; close your eyes. Feel the breeze against your face. They’re here, kissing you, reminding you that they’re always near with everything you do, reminding you of their inner strength,” said Anna, who was chosen to speak for the victims’ families. Messages from the 13 victims’ immediate families are inscribed in the inner wall. One, by Brian Rohrbough in memory of his son Daniel, ties the 1999 shootings to abortion and moral decline, and accuses public officials of lies and cover-ups. The memorial committee asked Rohrbough to soften the tone of his words, but he refused, and the organizers eventually accepted them as written. “It was the way he wanted to remember his son,” Rufien said. “So yes, that’s the place for it, and that’s where it will be.” Rufien said the memorial is meant to nurture memories. “We’re going out of our way to avoid the word closure because closure sounds like we mean forgetting. This place is about remembrance,” he said. Two impromptu memorials sprang up in Clement Park immediately after the shootings. At one – where the permanent memorial now stands – 13 wooden crosses bore the names of the victims. At another, well-wishers left mounds flowers, books, teddy bears and other keepsakes. Some of those items are archived in museums, Rufien said. Planning for a permanent memorial started two months after the shooting. Organizers originally envisioned a $2.5 million project, but fundraising was slow, and much of the community’s energy was focused on more immediate needs, including rebuilding the school library where many victims were shot. The task of raising money was also made more difficult by an economic downturn and by the 2001 terrorist attacks, a southeast Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and other tragedies that dominated potential donors’ attention. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By P. Solomon Banda THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLETON, Colo. – Hundreds of people gathered under blue autumn skies Friday to dedicate an expansive hillside memorial to the Columbine High School massacre victims, after more than eight years of money struggles and occasional disputes. The placid, stone-walled oval nestled in Clement Park is next to the suburban Denver school where two student gunmen killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves on April 20, 1999, plunging the community into mourning and disbelief. last_img read more

FANCY A DIP IN COSTA DEL COUNTY DONEGAL ALEXANDRA?

first_imgLOOKS like our sunny and warm weather will continue until Tuesday at least.And despite some mid-week showers, the Bank Holiday weekend could be very hot again, according to long-term forecasts.So will Alexandra Burke, star of last night’s Donegal Live, be heading for a dip off Donegal today. She could do worse that Costa del Rossnowlagh?Or Costa del Rathmullan (pictured below).Temperatures are officially expected to hit 22C on Saturday as the Sunny North West continues to outshine the rest of Ireland.They will fall to around 18C on Tuesday and Wednesday before picking up again later in the week, says Met Eireann. All a lot better than it was a few days ago! FANCY A DIP IN COSTA DEL COUNTY DONEGAL ALEXANDRA? was last modified: May 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FANCY A DIP IN COSTA DEL COUNTY DONEGAL ALEXANDRA?last_img read more

MORE THAN 160 CLIMB ERRIGAL FOR AUTISM AWARENESS

first_imgMore than 160 brave souls climbed Errigal today to raise awareness of Autism across the county.Many well-known local faces including mountaineer Jason Black, chef  Martin Anderson and former Donegal footballer John Gildea scaled Donegal’s highest peak. Everyone donned some blue clothing as a tribute to all those working  with autism in Donegal.And once they go to the top, there was plenty of tweeting to be had by these brave volunteers.MORE THAN 160 CLIMB ERRIGAL FOR AUTISM AWARENESS was last modified: April 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Autism AwarenessclimbErrigallast_img read more

ACTORS JEREMY IRONS AND SINEAD CUSACK POP INTO GLENTIES MUSEUM

first_imgALL the political heads are in Glenties for the summer school.But no-one expected acting royalty.Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack popped into the town’s museum for a nosey. This hasn’t gone down too well in Ardara – where one local wag has insisted they were actually headed there….until they ran out of petrol! ACTORS JEREMY IRONS AND SINEAD CUSACK POP INTO GLENTIES MUSEUM was last modified: July 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Grace Brethren’s Chupp does it all

first_imgSelfless would be the best way to describe the character of senior cornerback/receiver – and most recently quarterback – Travis Chupp of Grace Brethren. Playing quarterback all the way through last year’s regular-season games, Chupp was replaced by the athletic and sizable Rick Elmore (6-foot-5, 235 pounds) during the Golden Knights’ Div. XII playoff run. The move benefited Grace Brethren at the time, and Chupp lined up at receiver to catch passes with no complaints. And behind the speedy All-Division XII Offensive Player of the Year Chad Kackert, the Golden Knights won it all. This season, in the wake of Kackert’s absence after leaving for the University of New Hampshire, Grace Brethren (6-2) stayed with Elmore to open its season against highly touted Oak Park. After seven turnovers and a painful 14-2 loss, a change was needed and Chupp was there. Chupp shook it off and helped the Golden Knights win their next six games while outscoring opponents Fillmore, Village Christian, L.A. Baptist and Marshall 246-22. Chupp has completed 38 of 67 passes for 668 yards and eight touchdowns with just two interception. Chupp also has carried the ball 68 times for 318 yards and three touchdowns, plus has pulled full-time cornerback duty against the opponents’ best receivers. “He’s got tremendous instincts for the football,” defensive coach Mark Hoefler said. “I’ve coached a lot of corners and he’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.” Teammate Steve Gourley, who was the recipient of two Chupp touchdown passes against L.A. Baptist on Oct. 21, knows his teammate well. “He’s the most reliable person you’ll ever meet,” Steve Gourley said. “He knows where to throw the ball and knows what he can do with his arm. You have to trust your quarterback, and you can trust him.” Nathan Brown, (818) 713-3607 nate.brown@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Although he had not taken a snap the entire summer, Chupp knew the offense well enough and already had the trust of head coach Terry Gourley. “He knows my expectation levels and can deal with it,” Gourley said. “I simply said, ‘What do you want to do? I can put the freshmen there (Kevin Ramey).’ He said he wanted to play quarterback.” “I knew Kevin was mentally ready,” Chupp said. “But not physically strong yet. I felt confident.” Wearing number 33, the 5-8, 178-pound Chupp prepared for his first start – against Oaks Christian, ranked No. 1 by the Daily News in small schools, and No. 4 overall. The result was a 48-7 loss that could have been worse with an untested freshman. last_img read more

ELECTION 2014: WATSON CALLS FOR EXTENDED TAX INCENTIVE SCHEME FOR DONEGAL

first_imgFianna Fáil local election candidate John Watson has called for the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan to extend a current Urban Renewal Scheme introduced in Budget 2013 to Donegal. Watson hopes it would revitalise the centre of Letterkenny and surrounding villages and further develop Letterkenny as a tourism hub.Watson told Donegal Daily, “In December last year, the Minister confirmed his willingness to allow the scheme to include other towns which was initially intended only for Limerick and Waterford on a pilot basis. “This obviously was a welcome move for these cities, but I believe that Letterkenny, Ramelton, Milford and Rathmullan specifically needs this designation and would help theses areas develop into leading tourism locations.“It would also assist in tackling the issue of derelict buildings in specific locations in these areas which are doing local businesses no favours when they trying to make a positive impression on local and international visitorsWatson pointed to the 1990’s as a case study, saying there was a similar incentive scheme put in place for qualifying like Letterkenny.It provided a double rent allowance for qualifying buildings in these areas under the 1997 Finance Act. Clearly, the current scheme or an extension of it to our area would have clear parallels but also benefits for Letterkenny and the surrounding villages and there would be a knock-on impact in terms of increased economic activity and jobs in these areas.Watson added, “I believe everyone in these areas are concerned about the legacy issue of derelict buildings and its impact on our towns and villages as tourism locations not to mention for local residents in these areas.“We are rightly proud of our towns and the beauty of the county, however, there needs to be some relief for those businesses which suffered badly as a result of the economic downturn.Watson concluded, “I have already made contact with our Finance Spokesperson, Michael McGrath TD but I would be hopeful that the local Government T.Ds will take this suggestion back to the Minister for Finance and ensure its introduction in the coming months for this area. ELECTION 2014: WATSON CALLS FOR EXTENDED TAX INCENTIVE SCHEME FOR DONEGAL was last modified: May 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Election 2014:JOhn WatsonnewsPoliticslast_img read more

Letterkenny Credit Union launches new ‘Fixer Upper’ home improvement loan

first_img*For a €50,000 15 year variable interest rate loan with 180 monthly repayments of €456.16, an interest Rate of 7.24%, a representative APR of 7.5%, the total amount payable by the member is €82,116.79. Information correct as at 17/10/2019Letterkenny Credit Union launches new ‘Fixer Upper’ home improvement loan was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fixer upperhome improvement loanletterkenny credit untionretrofit Whether you are a first time home owner who has just acquired a property that, with a little bit of vision, will be your dream home, or maybe you feel it’s time to breathe new life into your long time family home, taking the next steps can be a big hurdle. Home upgrading is a trend which has seen somewhat of a surge in popularity in recent years – and for good reason. A refurbishment can completely transform a home.As with anything that has major long-term benefits, carrying out larger home improvements can come with a significant cost. The good news is that Letterkenny Credit Union stands ready to provide loans for those looking to retrofit their homes in the coming months. Gordon Randles, CEO says Letterkenny Credit Union has launched a new ‘Fixer Upper’ home loan for those wanting to retrofit their homes, but who might need some financial assistance to do so. “The new loan is as affordable as it is flexible. With the new Fixer Upper Loan from Letterkenny Credit Union members can borrow between €30,000 and €60,000 at an APR of 7.5%*. “The loan is typically approved within 48 hours and does not have any hidden fees or costs.  “Letterkenny Credit Union is happy to work with borrowers to structure the repayments in a way that suits their financial circumstances best. The product is designed to take the toxic stress out of home improvements, so you can focus on the upgrade.“Making significant changes to your home can have economic and environmental benefits long term. That’s why we offer loan terms of up to 15 years so you can match the cost of renovations with the savings in energy bills over the life of the loan,” Gordon said.For further information on the new, Fixer Upper loan, contact Letterkenny Credit Union at 0749102126 or email loans@lettekennycu.ie  last_img read more

South Africa’s universities

first_imgSouth Africa’s universities and other academic and technical tertiary institutions are some of the best on the continent and in the world. South Africa began restructuring its higher education system in 2003 to widen access to tertiary education and reset the priorities of the old apartheid-based system. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporter At the cutting edge of research in various academic, technology, medicine, law and business spheres, the country’s public higher education institutions offer a range of study and research options for local and international students.South Africa began restructuring its higher education system in 2003 to widen access to tertiary education and reset the priorities of the old apartheid-based system. Smaller universities and technikons (polytechnics) were incorporated into larger institutions to form comprehensive universities.South African universities offer a combination of academic and vocational diplomas and degrees, while the country’s universities of technology focus on vocationally oriented education. Some also offer theoretically-oriented university degrees.While subsidised by the state and governed in terms of the Higher Education Act, South African universities remain autonomous, reporting to their own councils rather than to the government.Here’s a summary of each South African university and tertiary institution.Traditional universitiesRhodes University Situated in the Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown, Rhodes University is over a century old. The university has over 7000 students (more than half living in residence), of which 1450 are international students from 57 different countries.Rhodes offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the faculties of humanities, science, commerce, pharmacy, law, and education.It boasts the highest academic staff to student ratio of any university in South Africa (1:15) and is world-renowned for its journalism and media studies department that has graduated some of the best journalists currently working in South Africa and abroad, including Haru Mutasa from Al Jazeera and Anand Naidoo formerly of CNN, now at CCTV.For more information, see the university’s website: www.ru.ac.zaNorth-West UniversityNorth-West University was formed in 2004, with the merger of the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of North-West, formerly the University of Bophuthatswana. It is now one of South Africa’s biggest universities, with about 32 000 fulltime and distance students.It has three campuses in two provinces: the Mafikeng and Potchefstroom campuses are in the North West province, while the Vaal Triangle campus is in Gauteng. It upholds the promotion of multilingualism as a core practice, with key innovations in place to meet the needs of its diverse student body.For more information, see the university’s website: www.nwu.ac.zaUniversity of Cape Town South Africa’s oldest university, founded in 1829, UCT has one of the most picturesque campuses in the world, situated on the slopes of Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak and overlooking Rondebosch in Cape Town.The university is regarded as the top research institution on the continent, with more “A” rated researchers than any other South African university. It is the highest ranked African university in both the QS World and the Times Higher Education world university rankings.The university is home to Groote Schuur Hospital, where the world’s first heart transplant took place in 1967, and lists five Nobel Laureates among its alumni.For more information, see the university’s website: www.uct.ac.zaUniversity of Fort Hare The University of Fort Hare, dating back to 1916, is the oldest historically black university in the country. It was the academic home of many of South Africa’s most prominent leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Govan Mbeki, and Mangosuthu Buthelezi.Fort Hare has two Eastern Cape campuses, in Alice and East London. It offers a range of degrees and diplomas in faculties of science and agriculture, social sciences and humanities, management and commerce, and at the Nelson R Mandela School of Law.For more information, see the university’s website: www.ufh.ac.zaUniversity of the Free State The University of the Free State, which was established in 1904, has its main campus as well as a second smaller campus in Bloemfontein. Its third campus is in Qwaqwa, in the Eastern Free State.With around 33 000 students, the university offers a full range of under- and post- graduate degrees and diplomas in the faculties of education, health sciences, including a medical school, the humanities, law, natural and agricultural sciences, theology, as well as economic and management sciences, which also houses the UFS business school. All classes are offered in Afrikaans and English.Under the leadership of its charismatic and erudite rector, Professor Jonathan Jansen, the university is committed to its vision of becoming an equitable multicultural and multilingual university.For more information, see the university’s website: https://www.ufs.ac.za//a>University of KwaZulu-Natal Incorporating the former Durban-Westville and Natal universities, the university covers four campuses in Durban and one in Pietermaritzburg. With around 42 000 students, it comprises four colleges: agriculture, engineering and science; health sciences, including schools of clinical medicine and nursing; humanities; and the college of law and management studies.For more information, see the university’s website: www.ukzn.ac.zaUniversity of Limpopo The University of Limpopo has two main campuses: one at Turfloop, to the east of Polokwane in Limpopo province; the other at Ga-Rankuwa, just north of Pretoria. The university represents a merger between the University of the North and the Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa), which was incorporated as a full medical faculty.Its other faculties are humanities; science and agriculture; and management and law. The university focus is on finding solutions to meet the needs of African rural communities.For more information, see the university’s website: www.ul.ac.zaUniversity of Pretoria Established in 1930, the university is one of South Africa’s largest, offering around 1 800 academic programmes in English and Afrikaans. It has the highest research output in South Africa, a position it has held proudly since 1997.The university has nine faculties spread over seven campuses – economic and business sciences; education; engineering; built environment and information technology; health sciences; humanities; law; natural and agricultural sciences; theology; and a faculty of veterinary science at Onderstepoort, which is the only one of its kind in South Africa.Its business school, the Gordon Institute of Business Science, was established in Johannesburg in 2000. GIBS was ranked as the top MBA in Africa by the Financial Times in 2011.For more information, see the university’s website: web.up.ac.zaUniversity of Stellenbosch Situated in the wine-growing region of Stellenbosch, 60km from Cape Town, Stellenbosch University has four campuses: the main campus at Stellenbosch, which hosts the faculties of arts and social sciences, science, education, agrisciences, law, theology, economic and managements sciences, and engineering. The health sciences faculty is at Tygerberg Hospital, while the business school is in Bellville, and military sciences faculty in Saldanha.The university, home to around 26 000 students, is committed to using and sustaining Afrikaans as an academic language in a multilingual context. So while predominantly Afrikaans, many courses are lectured bilingually, and students are allowed to write their assignments and exams in English. At postgraduate level, the language of tuition is determined by the composition of the class.For more information, see the university’s website: www.sun.ac.zaUniversity of the Western Cape Originally established in 1959 as an ethnic college for coloured students, the university now provides facilities for more than 12 000 students across 68 departments and 16 institutes, schools and research centres.Based in Tygerberg, just north of Cape Town, the university has faculties of arts, community and health sciences, dentistry, economic and management sciences, education, law, and natural sciences. UWC is dedicated to the research and development of free and open-source software. It is the only African member of the Open Courseware Consortium.For more information, see the university’s website: www.uwc.ac.zaUniversity of the Witwatersrand Based in Johannesburg, Wits University is one of the country’s leading research institutions, attracting students from across Africa. Wits has produced more than 120 000 graduates across a range of disciplines since being granted full university status in 1922.The university, with about 28 000 students, offers degrees in the faculties of engineering and the built environment; science; the humanities; health sciences; as well as commerce, law and management. The highly regarded Wits Business School is one of the oldest in South Africa.Wits is also home to one of the largest fossil collections in the southern hemisphere and its Institute for Human Evolution is dedicated to palaeoanthropological research.For more information, see the university’s website: www.wits.ac.zaComprehensive universitiesUniversity of Johannesburg Established in 2005, the University of Johannesburg incorporates the former Rand Afrikaans University, Technikon Witwatersrand, and Vista University’s Johannesburg campuses. It offers both technical and academic programmes to around 50 000 students.There nine faculties spread over five different campuses: art, design and architecture; economic and financial sciences; education; engineering and the built environment; health sciences; humanities; law; management; and science.For more information, see the university’s website: www.uj.ac.zaNelson Mandela Metropolitan University The university, with its 25 000 students, has five campuses in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and one in George in the Southern Cape. It incorporates the former PE Technikon, University of Port Elizabeth, and Vista University’s Port Elizabeth campus.As a comprehensive university, it offers vocational and professional training across the faculties of arts; business and economic sciences; education; engineering, the built environment and information technology; health sciences; law; and science.For more information, see the university’s website: www.nmmu.ac.zaUniversity of South Africa Unisa is one of the largest open distance-learning institutions in the world and has more than 300 000 students in 130 countries. Its roots stretching back more than 130 years, a “new Unisa’ was formed in 2004 when it merged with Technikon SA and Vista University’s distance education division. Based in Pretoria, but with regional offices in all nine provinces, it offers distance education programmes – both academic and technical.For more information, see the university’s website: www.unisa.ac.zaUniversity of Venda Established in 1982, the University of Venda for Science and Technology is in Thohoyandou in Limpopo. It offers academic, professional and career-focused programmes in the fields of education; environmental sciences; agriculture; health sciences; human and social sciences; law; management sciences; as well as mathematical and natural sciences.For more information, see the university’s website: www.univen.ac.zaUniversity of ZululandThe University of Zululand is a rural-based comprehensive university, with its main campus in Kwadlangezwa, just south of Empangeni, a second campus in Richards Bay, as well as other off-campus centres. With just under 9 000 students, it offers career- focused programmes and courses that have been structured with potential employees and employers in mind. It has four faculties: arts; commerce, administration and law; education; and science and agriculture.For more information, see the university’s website: www.uzulu.ac.zaWalter Sisulu University Billing itself as a “developmental university’, Walter Sisulu University’s location in the Eastern Cape presents it with unique challenges and opportunities. Since its 2005 merger with the former Border and Eastern Cape technikons and the University of the Transkei, the university has around 20 000 students spread across its campuses in East London, Butterworth, Queenstown and Mthatha.It offers a range of degrees, certificates and diplomas in four faculties (science, engineering and technology; health sciences; business, management sciences and law; education). It hosts an MBChB programme in Mthatha.For more information, see the university’s website: www.wsu.ac.zaUniversities of technologyCape Peninsula University of Technology Incorporating the former Cape and Peninsula technikons, the university is the largest in the Western Cape, with more than 32 000 students on four campuses in and around Cape Town and a fifth in Wellington. CPUT emphasises in-service training, which often comes in the form of a six-month internship.For more information, see the university’s website: www.cput.ac.zaCentral University of Technology Incorporating the former Technikon Free State and Vista University’s Welkom campus, the university is based in Bloemfontein. It has a regional learning centres in Welkom and Kimberly in the Northern Cape. Almost 50 programmes are offered in three faculties: management sciences; engineering, information and communication technology; and health and environmental sciences.For more information, see the university’s website: www.cut.ac.zaDurban University of Technology Incorporating the former ML Sultan and Natal technikons, the university has major campuses in Durban and Pietermaritzburg as well as satellite campuses in Umlazi. As a university of technology, DUT focuses on applied research as well as on technological innovation.It operates on five different campuses in Durban, and two in Pietermaritzburg, offering tuition through its six faculties of accounting and informatics; applied sciences; arts and design; engineering and the built environment; health sciences; and management sciences. It also has a Business Studies Unit.For more information, see the university’s website: www.dut.ac.zaMangosuthu University of Technology Mangosuthu University of Technology was established as a technikon in 1979 by Mangosuthu Buthelezi, then the chief minister of KwaZulu, a “homeland’ created under apartheid. It is based in Umlazi, 25km from Durban. Now a university of technology, it has 10 000 students studying in three different faculties: management sciences, engineering, and natural sciences.For more information, see the university’s website: www.mut.ac.zaTshwane University of Technology Incorporating the former Northern Gauteng, North West and Pretoria technikons, Tshwane University of Technology offers masters and doctoral programmes in addition to degrees, certificates and diplomas. It has campuses in four of South Africa’s northern provinces and annual student enrolment is around 60 000 students. There are seven faculties: engineering and the built environment; science; humanities; management sciences; information and communication technology; arts; as well as economics and finance.For more information, see the university’s website: www.tut.ac.zaVaal University of Technology The university has around 21 000 students spread across its main campus in Vanderbijlpark, 60km south-west of Johannesburg, and four satellite campuses, which include the Sebokeng campus of the former Vista University. It has four faculties: engineering and technology; applied and computer science; human sciences; and management sciences.For more information, see the university’s website: www.vut.ac.zaOriginally published: January 2005Reviewed: October 2015Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more