Grow Your Garments

The fashion industry’s influence extends far beyond the realm of its social and economic impact. With fast-fashion producers and retailers such as Zara and H&M on the rise, the mass-consumption of widely produced garments calls into question the environmental sustainability of the apparel industry, and reveals the darker side of retail. As population growth stretches [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

The Vaal University of Technology is hosting The International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM) this week. The conference will cover areas such as recent advances, challenges and breakthroughs in the field of tissue engineering.  Simply put, Tissue Engineering is the creation of spare human parts. Scientifically, it is the science of design [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

100 Billion Failed Stars

New research, that was presented at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull on 6 July 2017, suggests that our galaxy contains as many as 100 billion brown dwarfs. Brown dwarfs are celestial objects that just didn’t have quite what it takes to become a fully-fledged star. Brown dwarfs are too hot and [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Groundbreaking disruptive technology collaboration to save the Rhino

People the world over as well as conservationists are fast becoming desperate and emotions are running high as the Rhino population is nearing extinction resulting from inhumane poaching.  Whilst the innocence of animals in the wildlife are battling the survival of the fittest, other factors on the rise are that humans are becoming avengers, inflicting [...]

By |July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Graveyard of Giants

Researchers in China have uncovered the skeletal remains of an unusually tall group of individuals who lived in China’s province some 5,000 years ago during the excavation of a 5000-year-old archaeological site. The archaeological dig at Jiaojia Villiage near Jinan City’s Zhangqiu District in Shandong. It is thought to have been a political, economic and [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making self-driving cars a reality

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, predicts that by “November or December of this year, we should be able to go from a parking lot in California to a parking lot in New York, no controls touched at any point during the entire journey.” Musk has clarified the plans and predicts that level 5 autonomy[1], is roughly [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The importance of coding from a young age: 

By teaching your child to code from a young age you are giving them a skill for life. Even if your child does not ultimately become a programmer, you are providing your child with problem-solving skills, you’re teaching them to hone their logic, and you are boosting their confidence levels. On top of that, providing [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Students train in Namibia and Germany

Tintswalo Mabuza The Vaal University of Technology is proudly managing the Energy and Resource Efficiency advancements project under the Skills for Green Jobs. This project started in February 2016 wherein VUT committed to building the new Combined Heat and Power (CHP), and Dual Fuel technological capability within the VUT Technology Station based on the existing [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fighting all forms of illegal gambling

Selina Rapulane On 23 May the Vaal University of Technology Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park was honoured with a second visit as a spin-off from the Premier’s office by the Gauteng Gambling Board as arranged by Ms Anne Naidu; VUT’s Communications Practitioner at the Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park. Mr Hugh Makhaya, from [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taking technology to township schools

Anne Naidu The Vaal University of Technology and the Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUT SGSTP) wishes to extend an invitation to you to join us in launching the I2P® Labs at Lebohang Secondary School and Thuto Lore Comprehensive School on 31 May 2017. The I2P® Lab (abbreviated from Idea 2 Product Laboratory), is [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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