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Thursday, 9 December 2021
Radio talk on writing in academic and popular science genres

ADP staff member, Dr Mathilde van Der Merwe recently spoke over Afrikaans radio (RSG), about writing in academic and popular science genres. Here is the link to the podcast:

The conversation with Dr van Der Merwe starts from 10:24.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 - 16:30
: Emmanuel Nxumalo with other participants from the programme (back row, second from the left)
Emmanuel Nxumalo attends Science and Technology programme in Japan

24 February 2017

Emmanuel Nxumalo, a third-year electrical engineering student and ASPECT alumnus, was selected to attend the Meiji University’s Science and Technology programme in Japan. Only five international students were selected to attend. The programme introduced them to various aspects of science and technology and also offered introductory lectures on Japanese society, culture and language.

Publication Date:
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 - 09:15
Thabang Molapo
Commerce EDU's Thabang Molapo excels in SAIGA exams

23 February 2017

Thabang Molapo, a Commerce EDU graduate, is currently serving his second year Audit articles with the Office of the Auditor General in the Western Cape . In a few weeks’ time he will be jetting off to Pretoria to celebrate being among the Top 5 for his SAIGA final qualifying professional board exams (SAIGA is the premium professional body for accountants and auditors in the public sector). Congratulations Thabang, and our very best wishes for the years ahead. Read Thabang’s inspirational letter on the Student Views page.

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 - 16:15
Academic literacy MOOC

23 February 2017

In 2016 the Language Development Group were selected and awarded funding to offer a gateway MOOC on academic literacy (in collaboration with CILT). The team have been hard at work and have started 2017 in front of the cameras. The four week MOOC will use the topical theme of 'identity and mobility in an ever-changing world' to promote ways of reading and writing in academia.  The course will be directed specifically at students in their gap year, first year students, mature students resuming their studies - and the whole world! 

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 - 16:00