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Measurement Rubric for Evaluation of Craniomaxillofacial STL’s

Facial deformities often demand reconstructive surgery and the placement of three-dimensional (3D) printed craniomaxillofacial prostheses. Prostheses manufacturing requires patients’ computed tomography (CT) images. Poor quality images result in incorrectly sized prostheses, necessitating repeat imaging and refitting. The Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) produces most facial prostheses in South Africa but does not have…

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Women’s Day 2022

HERE FOR SHE FOR THEM FOR WE In preparation for our annual Women’s Day newsletter, a THENSA staff member made a suggestion that gave us food for thought. Instead of only collecting remarks from the dynamic, brilliant and fearless women who are part of our network, she recommended that we include a few comments from…

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2022 Focus Conference

Here is what you can look forward to: Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is ready to bring to you the 9th edition of the Focus Conference on higher education (HE). The conference will be hosted on 17 to 19 August 2022 at Elangeni Hotel, Southern Sun,Durban, South Africa. The Organising Committee specifically coined the theme,…

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THENSA Monthly Newsletter – May 2022

THE RIGHT TO A DIGNIFIED WORKING LIFE The celebration of International Workers’ Day on May 1st proved to be a bittersweet one for South Africans. Despite our illustrious labour history and a constitution which guarantees the right to a dignified life for all, the majority of citizens in our country find themselves employed or underemployed,…

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The role of universities in the industrial revolution is pivotal

The role of universities in the industrial revolution Future professionals need to be ready for opportunities that will arise from 4IR. What is the role of universities in the industrial revolution, and are they ready? THENSA  is a driver for 4IR solutions. We are recognised as a vibrant, innovative consortium for advancing technology-focused institutions in South Africa…

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Press Release – THENSA International Conference 2022

THE 2022 THENSA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WILL BRING TOGETHER EXPERTS FROM HIGHER EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT TO DISCUSS 4IR-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS FOR OUR POST-PANDEMIC REALITY. SPECIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS FROM DR ONKGOPOTSE JJ TABANE. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government, industry and universities rushed to cooperate to mitigate the impacts of the crisis. South African…

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Staff PhD Capacity Enhancement Programme

The Technological Higher Education Network South Africa (THENSA) and TUT are delighted to announce that the 47 Staff members who participated in the DHET funded tailored PhD programme, will be defending their final dissertations on the 27 and 28 January 2022. They will be presenting their final dissertations to expert assessors, supervisors, academic representatives from…

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THENSA Monthly Newsletter – November 2021

NOVEMBER: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON Over the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us just how quickly our lives can change within the space of a few days. Last Wednesday, THENSA held a virtual meeting for our International Tourism, Research and Training Cluster, where participants from our member institutions, Galway-Mayo Institute of…

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THENSA ONLINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED AT DUT

The Technological Higher Education Network South Africa (THENSA) Online Entrepreneurship Programme comprising of 51 students from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) was officially launched at the DUT Hotel School Conference Centre, Ritson Campus in Durban and also online on Wednesday, 27 October 2021. The eight week programme facilitated by THENSA in partnership with Munster…

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THENSA Monthly Newsletter – July 2021

‘WATHINT’ ABAFAZI, WATHINT’ IMBOKODO’: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S MONTH Over sixty years ago, nearly 20 000 South African marched to Union Buildings to protest against discriminatory pass laws being extended to black women. The demonstration saw women from different backgrounds take a stand against the apartheid government at a time when they were not considered…

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TUT Professor appointed to lead public service framework

Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Senzo Mchunu, has appointed a high-level task team, led by Prof Mashupye Maserumule, Executive Dean at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Faculty of Humanities, to assist government through the National School of Government (The NSG), to finalise the National Implementation Framework towards the Professionalisation of the Public Service.…

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Environmental Health WIL partners with Umlazi parish to raise awareness on COVID-19

Dr Nofemela, left and Dr Mnculwane Partnerships between universities and communities are crucial in spreading the COVID-19 awareness message, if we are to win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr Fundiswa Nofemela, Director of the Department of Cooperative Education. In contributing to limiting the spread of the Coronavirus, MUT, through its Co-operative Education…

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Sure Webinar to Enhance Scholarly Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Teaching

Supporting Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), a new focus of the Research, Innovation and Engagement (RIE) 2020 Extended Annual Performance Plan (EAPP 2020), aims to enhance scholarly excellence in undergraduate research and teaching. Undergraduate research, a ‘high-impact practice’, provides multiple benefits such as cultivating learning by inquiry, promoting critical thinking and engaged scholarship, which, in concert,…

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