The University of Fort Hare’s Awonke Tshefu, a Master’s student in Chemistry has been chosen to participate in the 2015 Mandela-Washington Fellowship for young African leaders to be held in the United States for six weeks starting from the 19th of June 2015. This comes as no surprise having been in Russia in 2013 to study the instrument s for scientific research, thanks to the National Research Foundation that made it possible for him and other top twenty young scientists drawn from the South African universities.
FNB UFH-Blues director of rugby Elliot Fana cited a lack of experience for his side’s poor showing against FNB-Wits in Johannesburg last night.Blues suffered its heaviest defeat of the season, and the biggest in the history of the club, with a 93-0 loss away top of the log Wits side.The students from Alice conceded 40 points in the first half en route to their most embarrassing loss, which keeps them second-bottom of the standings.
The Department of Science and Technology with National Research Foundation hosted its research day for interns at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology on February 27th. CPUT played hosts to Fort Hare University, UCT, Stellenbosch, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research and other NRF/DST sponsored institutions. Fort Hare’s Zimkhitha Soji, an MSc- Animal Science under the mentorship of renowned meat science researcher Prof Voster Muchenje took home second prize for the best oral presentation.
The University of Fort Hare Alumni Gauteng chapter will on March 20th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Johannesburg, kick-off the eagerly awaited pre-centenary celebrations, which will officially, as of the 8th February 2016 go on full swing.
One of Fort Hare’s Alumni of note Dr Sizwe Nxasana, Chief Executive Officer of FirstRand Limited, the Vice Chancellor Dr Mvuyo Tom , as well as members of the central centenary committee will be under one roof with the alumni and friends of Fort Hare. The latter are expected to be coming from all regions of Gauteng and the province’s surrounds. This gala dinner forms part of re connecting Alumni with their Alma mater.