In a small clinic in a rural South African community, a nurse gives a woman the results of her breast cancer X-ray. The nurse is neither a radiologist nor an oncologist, but the software through which she has run her patient’s X-ray will ensure that her diagnosis is accurate. The need for her patient to be referred to a hospital and placed on an extended waiting list to see a specialist is no more.
During the course of 2020, this hypothetical scenario will become a reality. For months, Professor Qing-Guo Wang and his team from the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Johannesburg have been using artificial intelligence (AI) to create an advanced diagnostic system. Once complete, it will allow medical practitioners with only the most basic training to provide affordable and accurate breast cancer diagnoses, no matter where they are in the country.
As the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds, its impact on the lives of ordinary people becomes more consequential. In this case, consequence equates to better healthcare, and better healthcare means healthier people and more resilient societies.
Situated in the far north-eastern corner of South Africa, near the borders of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, the deeply rural village of Gwakwani is home to just 100 people. Historically, it had no running water, electricity, cell phone reception or internet access, and for its residents, the chance of change seemed slim.
But in 2014, the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) started to work with Gwakwani to make essential improvements. A solar borehole pump was installed, as were solar-powered streetlights and indoor lamps, large cold storage units, a creche and a solar-powered bakery. Today, the bakery employs eight residents and makes bread readily available to the village and other nearby communities.
All of the technology installed in Gwakwani is monitored remotely through an Internet of Things network that can be accessed and controlled from UJ. This helps to ensure that the interventions introduced in the village operate smoothly and sustainably – from the present day well into the future.
First there was the Internet, which connected people with people. Then came the Internet of Things, which connected 4IR technologies with machines. And now, there is the Internet of Everything, which connects people with people, people with machines and machines with machines.
As a leading proponent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Africa, UJ recognises the potential of the Internet of Everything (IoE) to make universal connectivity more relevant and valuable than ever before, turning information into action that creates new capabilities and unprecedented opportunities for people.
Already, UJ are applying 4IR to their teaching and learning, using it to advance not just ideas, but skills, expertise and capacity. UJ believes in the not-too-distant-future, people everywhere will experience real benefits and meaningful change in their lives as a result of 4IR.
For more information about UJ and embracing the eminent 4IR, visit universityofjohannesburg.us.
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The University of Johannesburg is ranked as one of South Africa's best universities. Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) prides itself on sharing the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, and offering its students only the best in tertiary education. The university is known for its high quality undergraduate, post-graduate and short courses, having produced influential alumni, many of whom talk about the inspiration as well as the support to grow and flourish, while they were students at this renowned institution.
At the University of Johannesburg, you'll have the independence and opportunity to experience a fulfilling and exciting student life, along with access to the best resources to help you achieve excellence in whatever field of study you've chosen to embark on. Each campus boasts a variety of residences and day houses, all with their own traditions and goals.
UJ has four campuses throughout the city:
No matter what path you're interested in taking, UJ's variety of faculties is sure to offer you with just the undergraduate degree to get you started. From the arts to business, and biology to science, there's an option for you at UJ. These are the faculties you'll find at the university:
This is a really exciting experience for all prospective students who would like to become part of the UJ family. Every year, the university opens its doors to potential learners, parents and teachers to come and explore all that they have to offer, in the form of Subject Choice Seminars and UJ Open Days for matriculants. These unique events give learners the opportunity to understand what each faculty at UJ focuses on, what to expect, as well as what each what courses and programmes each faculty has to offer, which helps potential students with making the right choice for their tertiary studies.
To get the full student experience, one must build relationships with fellow students within and outside of campus grounds, and there's no better way to do this than by living in one of UJ's exciting residences! For more information on the residences that are available at each campus, click here! So, are you ready to apply?
If you're looking to apply to study at UJ, click on the relevant link below:
For more information about the University of Johannesburg and what they have to offer, visit www.uj.ac.za.
You can also contact them on [email protected] or 011 559 4555.
As Melville is a small suburb, there are only a few schools or institutions of higher learning located directly in Melville. However, there are a number of primary and pre-primary schools in the surrounding suburbs, as well as business schools and other tertiary institutions. Should you be looking to relocate to Melville, this is a great place to start!
Adhering to the Montessori educational philosophy, Melville Montessori is a pre-school situated at the border between Melville and Westdene. Melville Montessori is an English medium school that aims to help children discover their potential through a stimulating and enticing environment. Catering for children between the ages of 1 and 6 years of age, Melville Montessori will help to ensure their development into confident, intelligent and successful individuals.
Melville Pre-Primary School is a real hidden gem. Tucked away on 5th Street in the heart of Melville itself, Melville Pre-Primary offers a real "home away from home" experience to the children and infants in their care. Offering responsive, hands-on daycare, Melville Pre-Primary provides a kind and loving environment for your child to learn and grow.
Contact Melville Pre-Primary School on 011 726 3402.
Melpark Primary is a government school located in Melville, catering for learners from Grades R to 7. The primary language of instruction at Melpark Primary is English, with Afrikaans as first additional language, and Zulu as an Incremental Indigenous Language for Grade 1 and 2. Melpark provides a calm, nurturing and supportive environment for the roughly 700 learners enrolled at the school, and provides them with every opportunity possible to ensure they thrive and succeed.
Orban School is a private 'parallel-medium' school located in the residential suburb of Westdene, on the Melville Koppies. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Koppies, Orban aims to provide the academic resources and nurturing environment for your child to succeed. The primary goal at Orban is to provide a multi-dimensional and comprehensive learning experience for all of the children enrolled at the school.
The Sparrow Foundation School offers accredited teaching for learners in Grades 1 to 7. The Sparrow School offers affordable, quality special needs education to learners unable to access specialised services. The Foundation School provides onsite speech therapists, a social worker, counselors, a remedial therapist and an educational psychologist. These specialised therapists work in conjunction with educators to provide a holistic teaching and learning environment.
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While not strictly located in Melville, the Johannesburg Business School is just around the corner in Milpark. A relative newcomer to the business school scene, JBS is part of the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The Johannesburg Business School has been taking a different and fresh approach to business education, and is helping to reduce unemployment in South Africa through their innovative programmes.
Another slight outlier, Milpark Education is a private educational institution offering business education. Established in 1997, Milpark Education offers a variety of courses and qualifications via distance learning and online learning, as well as traditional contact learning. Offering a high standard of academic education, with high levels of attention paid ethics and diversity, Milpark Education is an excellent choice.
The University of Johannesburg is vast and spread throughout Johannesburg in the form of four campuses. The two campuses closest to Melville are the Auckland Park Kingsway and Auckland Park Bunting Road campuses. Located a stone's throw from Melville, students at the University of Johannesburg have the choice of a broad variety of subjects, and a vibrant student lifestyle.
What Is It?
UJ Arts Culture audiences can look forward to Viva La Vida Kahlo, a production from Mexico staring Ana Karina Guevara, is set to bring Frida Kahlo’s history and philosophies to life.
When Is It?
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 - Saturday, 23 May 2020.
Where Is It?
University of Johannesburg, Con Cowan Theatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
How Much Is It?
Tickets are R50 - R100 per person, get your ticket Here.
For More Information?
For more information, visit their website.
What Is It?
Witness the amazing work of the young and talented Ayabonga Makanya as he tells the story of how he grew up within the heart of a traditional family in iNduku At The POPArt Theatre.
This piece speaks about him becoming a man and facing the reality of what that means in his culture, and finds himself in a thought provoking conclusion about what's what and why.
iNduku in presented by the UJ Arts & Culture and director Jade Bowers.
Don't miss out!
When Is It?
Thursday, 11 July 2019 - Sunday, 14 July 2019 (Thursday to Saturday at 20:00 and Sunday at 15:30)
Where Is It?
POPArt, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
How Much Is It?
Tickets are R120 per person - online | R140 per person at the door | Booking is advised, click Here.
For More Information
For more information about this event, visit the Website.
What Is It?
Head over to the University of Johannesburg for a celebration of all things books. The world book celebration is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly it’s a celebration of reading. UJ will be also be celebration their third annual Kasi nerd, an initiative created to celebrate those making a difference in societies not only that but encourage the youth to read more.
When Is It?
Thursday, 31 May 2018 from 09:30 - 16:30.
Where Is It?
University of Johannesburg, Corner Kingsway and University Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Entrance is free.
For More Information.
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Varsity open days are a great way to gather information about the faculty you’re interested in as well as what student life looks like at the campus you’ll be attending. Different varsities have different ways in which interaction with prospective students takes place, but we’ve rounded up some open day info for a number of tertiary institutions around the country to help you find right the varsity for you.
The following varsities also have various Open Days. Contact them for more information.