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To Survive, South Africa’s Universities Must Learn to Engage With Chaos

The recent 2016 meeting of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Convocation – the annual gathering of its alumni – has been described as having descended “into chaos”. But in fact the meeting was a microcosm of South African higher education in 2015 and 2016. It revealed how hard universities must work in the coming …

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Less Education Increases Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds

Yet another study has linked higher rates of education to health benefits that can potentially lead to a longer life. According to DNA India, “[r]esearchers from Sax Institute in Australia investigated the links between education and cardiovascular disease events – such as a heart attack or stroke – by following 267,153 men and women in …

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Happy Holidays

The Cornerstone Institute wishes to thank all staff and students for contributing to a fabulous year! If you are travelling in this festive season, please be safe. We will continue to publish articles throughout this period for your reading pleasure. Have fun and we will see each other next year!

Twisted Fate

Ariel, a young city woman, is forced to revisit the past due to a twist of events. What has fate dished up for her? Her story is showcased through a combination of drama, dance, song and poetry, born from the vision of the Cornerstone Dance Team early in 2015. Cast members include Melissa Smith, Josh Veloso, …

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Expression of Gratitude – a scholarship recipient

Last week, the final group of Cornerstone students received bursaries from the Wheatfield Estate Foundation Trust for 2016. The impact of opportunities such as these are often underestimated, so we appreciate Waseemah Abrahams writing to us to express what receiving the scholarship means to her. “Everyone needs support and hope to alleviate us from the …

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