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Innovation for the public good in a deeply unequal society

Like universities all over the world, South African universities are grappling with the implications of living in the era of the fourth industrial revolution, where there is a blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital and biological domains.

They are asking themselves what the accelerating combination of machine automation, the changing nature of work and the ubiquitous digital mediation of daily life means for the core function of a university, ie that of knowledge production and dissemination.

3D Gaming Enthusiast Graduates Cum Laude

Gaming enthusiast, Mr Michael Waltham, graduated cum laude with a Master in Science in Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

His research was undertaken within the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. CAIR is a network of artificial intelligence (AI) researchers based across several universities in South Africa.

In fond memory of Johannes Heidema (1941 – 2017)

Johannes Heidema passed away unexpectedly at his home in Pretoria on 11 February 2017. He left
behind his daughter, Helena, his son, Hielke, and three grandchildren whom he absolutely adored.

Please follow this link for Johannes' full obituary.

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