Five University of Cape Town graduates, including Faculty of Commerce alumni - have given learners in five rural Eastern Cape villages a technological leg up by building a scalable, low-cost tech centre using Raspberry Pi computers and free open-source software.
Not even an eight-hour journey to and from primary school each day could shake barefooted scholar Bongai Munguni’s determination. It was a long journey from rural Zimbabwe to starting her PhD in the School of Economics in 2017. Two years later Bongai entered a joint PhD initiative: the inaugural UCT–Bristol University Researchers without Borders programme.
The Fairwork Project, which draws on the expertise of staff in UCT's School of IT, the University of the Western Cape, the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester is calling on organisations across South Africa to demonstrate their public commitment to fairer platform work.
Building a good credit record while studying towards a degree is virtually impossible. Yet, it’s a fundamental requirement for life after university. Because Fleeker Finance understands this, the student-led registered credit provider has centred its innovative business model around it. Headed by Asonele Gevenga, a final-year BCom student, the business allows students to borrow small amounts of cash at a nominal interest rate of 2% per month. This enables students to build a healthy credit record while at university.