One of my legacies as the vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg has been to bring issues of technology to the forefront. We push technology forward through conversations as the leading voice for the fourth industrial revolution in South Africa. We were instrumental in the South African government’s decision to pursue matters of the fourth industrial revolution. Our efforts have been fruitful because our president is now the chairman of the fourth industrial revolution commission, where I serve as his deputy. The courses we offer at the university are well aligned with our agenda.
WSU postdoctoral researcher Dr Frank Unuoufin touched down in East London with his head held high following a successful showing at the second Innovation Bridge Showcase and Matchmaking Event held in Johannesburg recently.
The exhibition, held at Gallagher Estate on 15 September, saw over 100 innovators from different sectors, including tertiary institutions, hubs, institutes, business, government and investors, congregate under one roof to deliberate and share ideas about their latest technological and innovative developments.
Food insecurity can never be completely eradicated until natural resources are optimally utilised and included in the diets of most people, according to WSU Centre for Learning and Teaching Development senior institutional research associate, Dr Thozama Mandindi.
A WSU research study into the viability of an alternative indigenous leafy vegetable to the more “exotic varieties” has earned the University an award at an international research conference.
Post-doctoral researcher within the Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) programme at the University, Dr Collise Njume’s presentation of a ground-breaking research paper titled “Nutritional Assessment of Chenopodium album L. (Imbikicane) generated by biochemistry student Bomkazi Gqaza saw him being honoured with a certificate of excellence on behalf of the University at this year’s 2nd International Conference on Nutrition and Food Science held in the Russian capital of Moscow recently.