Eight years for striking one match

Bongekile Macupe Khaya Cekeshe badly wanted to study law at the University of the Witwatersrand but his parents couldn’t afford the fees.After doing one year...

Meet UCT’s incoming Vice-Chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng

Jenna EtheridgeProfessor Mamokgethi Phakeng started her education under a tree and had to walk up to 10km just to get to school.Today, she is...

Using the arts to teach financial literacy

Thuletho ZwaneMatome Rapetsoa was seven years old when he watched his first play. This was back in 1983.“The play was called 'Forget about me'....

A book review: Astonishing the Gods by Ben Okri

Pfungwa wekwa NyamukachiI got my 2-minutes of fame on national radio (SAfm). A first for me. I had been asked to contribute a book review...
Gigaba’s budget cuts may affect implementation of fee-free higher education, says experts

Gigaba’s budget cuts may affect implementation of fee-free higher education, says...

Thabo MohlalaWith South Africans still on a buoyant mood following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s positive and inspiring State of the Nation speech, experts say the...
Hardworking, Wits medical student is R126 richer

Hardworking Wits medical student is R126 000 richer

Vicky AbrahamA 17-year-old first-year medical student at Wits University is smiling all the way to the bank.Refilwe Selepe from Qwa-Qwa in the Free State...

Walter Sisulu University to build new student residences

Bonile KhanyiThe Walter Sisulu University (WSU) is planning to build two new student residences in a desperate attempt to deal with the lack...

Matric results: A trigger for death by suicide

Bonile KhanyiAfter six long weeks of writing exams and another five weeks of anxiously waiting for results, the matric class of 2017 will...

Hlengiwe Mkhize: TVET Colleges are critical in reducing youth unemployment

Thabo MohlalaThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is not only concerned with universities but they are looking at the re-configuration of the...
Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity

Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts first group of Atlantic Fellows for Racial...

Thabo MohlalaThe Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) has announced its inaugural group of 29 fellows to begin a year-long programme aimed at eliminating...

Plagiarism: The rising threat to academic integrity

Wachira Kigotho Last month, Flora Awino, a student at Mount Kenya University, lost a case in the High Court in which she was challenging her...

We celebrate OR Tambo as a dedicated maths and science teacher

Thabo MohlalaToday marks the day Oliver Reginald Tambo, affectionately known as OR, would have turned 100 years old. He is by common consent a...
Blade Nzimande

Nzimande: Funding of higher education remains a huge challenge

Funding of higher education remains a huge challenge Bonile KhanyiThe Department of Higher Education and Training has called for a co-ordinated funding mechanism across...

Cyril Ramaphosa calls on teachers to roll up their sleeves and...

Thabo MohlalaThe South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) must continue to be a militant, progressive and revolutionary union that advances its members’ interest but...

Angie Motshekga on World Teachers’ Day: Speak up on those who...

The 5th of October is a day observed around the world where we celebrate and appreciate the role teachers’ play in shaping our society...

King Zwelithini wants the stick back at schools

Thabo MohlalaKing Goodwill Zwelithini’s recent remarks have forced back on the agenda the issue of corporal punishment in schools. There have been spikes in...

University of Nairobi shutdown indefinitely following students’ violence

Ouma WanzalaUniversity of Nairobi has been closed indefinitely and students ordered to vacate halls of residence by Tuesday 9am.The university Senate resolved to close...

Do not scrap the existing university curriculum argues a lecturer

Bernard Sanga and Willis OketchThe new education curriculum set to be implemented in January to replace the 8-4-4 system could be suspended if...

Vodacom gives students and lecturers free access to educational content

Thabo MohlalaPublic pressure to call for the reduction of data costs seems to have finally forced the hand of Vodacom to zero-rate the costs...

NSFAS appoints new CEO

Thabo MohlalaThe National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has finally appointed Steven Zwane as a fulltime chief executive officer.Zwane replaces Lerato Nage, who has...
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