The Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group (AEMREG) at the University of Fort Hare contributed to PLATFORM2013 – a first-of-its-kind Research Uptake publication from the DRUSSA Universities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). ‘Water Quality Capacitating’ details a project that assesses the quality indices of the final effluents of some wastewater treatment facilities in the province, while simultaneously serving as a capacity development vehicle to address a shortage of skilled workers in water quality research, especially among previously disadvantaged groups in the impoverished Eastern Cape province.
Today the University Of Fort Hare wakes to the death of its greatest Alumnus. Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela lost his fight to a recurring lung infection last night at his home in Houghton Johannesburg. He was surrounded by his family when he passed peacefully, said President Jacob Zuma in his address to the nation. Mandela enrolled at the University in 1939 where he wasted no time taking leadership of students against the despised apartheid. He participated in a student strike and that coupled with a family challenge he was facing at the time led him to leave the Eastern Cape in 1940 before he completed his degree.