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South African academics have been called upon to play a more active role in the country’s major decision making structures so as to use their research to make a meaningful impact in the development of the country.

This was the bold call by renowned actor and creative Dr John Kani, while delivering the keynote address at Nelson Mandela University's prestigious Research, Teaching and Engagement Excellence Awards last night.

With five of its seven campuses located a few hundred metres from the sea and within 25km of two major ports, Nelson Mandela University’s involvement in the blue economy is inescapable.

In 2014, the South African government launched the bold Operation Phakisa growth strategy, under the guidance of the National Development Plan, to harness the largely untapped potential of the blue or oceans economy.

A MULTI-MEDIA event showcasing Ocean Sciences at Nelson Mandela University takes place this week as one of a number of events leading up to the launch of its new campus on 22 September.

The ‘Waves of Change’ event featuring staff and students from Arts through to Zoology as part of Ocean Sciences  new transdisciplinary approach of working together, precedes a series of marine and maritime related initiatives as the University’s efforts in this field gain momentum.

The adequate provision of, and access to, quality health services remains a challenge in the Eastern Cape, particularly in the poorer and more rural areas. One of the contributing factors to this challenge is the insufficient number of health care professionals to meet South Africa’s needs.


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