Pandor: Private sector can pay for post-graduates

Tamar KahnHigher Education and Training minister Naledi Pandor on Thursday conceded the government’s new free higher education policy had not made provision for post-graduate...

Free higher education an opportunity for change and empowerment – Pandor

Jan GerberFully subsidised bursaries for students from poor and working-class backgrounds present an opportunity for all South African universities and colleges to be at...

State of the art library to open in Dunoon

Annie CebulskiA R39.3-million three-storey library is set to open this year in Dunoon.The service is much needed.Schools in the area, such as Inkwenkwezi Secondary...

#ZolileKhumalo: Students come out in numbers to protest outside court

Sarah Smit, AgenciesHundreds of Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) students gathered outside the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for the appearance of the man who...

Shortage of beds at universities

Msindisi FenguThe government is planning to build at least 300 000 beds for universities and colleges in the next eight years, amid growing concerns...

‘Why did we take over 20 years?’ – Zuma on free...

Thuletho ZwaneFormer President Jacob Zuma gave a lecture in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday where he took the opportunity to slam South Africa’s governing party, the...

Nsfas to receive more money from government

Mary Jane MphahleleThe Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor says government will cough up more money for Nsfas, including an additional R7.1...

Police fire rubber bullets at Pietermaritzburg students

Nompendulo Ngubane   Police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse students from Msunduzi Tvet College in Pietermaritzburg who marched to the administrative offices on Tuesday....

Kenya and its university strike cycle

Ishmael MuneneKenya’s public university lecturers are on strike, barely three months after another lengthy work stoppage. Ishmael Munene spoke to Moina Spooner from The Conversation...

TVET Pietermaritzburg college campuses shut down

Nompendulo Ngubane   Last week, students barricaded Burger Street, in Pietermaritzburg with rocks and burning tyres, demanding that the college pay their accommodation fees from the...

Website developed to buy and sell second-hand textbooks

Chulumanco Mahamba and Zamayirha Peter A University of Pretoria student created a website that allows fellow students from all South African universities to buy and sell second-hand...

Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul

Frans SwanepoelAgriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other productive sector. If the entire agriculture value chain is considered in South Africa, its...

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'....

Naledi Pandor asks the public to weigh in on improvements in...

Bonile KhanyiNewly appointed Minister of higher education and training Naledi Pandor posted a Twitter poll on Wednesday, asking South Africans which areas within...

Teacher unions welcome the budget with guarded optimism

Thabo MohlalaTeacher unions have joined scores of trade unions and some civil and NGOs in slamming Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba’s increase of the VAT...

Money won’t fix education, we need skills development, says expert

Thabo MohlalaThe most critical test for making the best use of the funds allocated for education is to re-engineer our education system in such...

Malusi Gigaba raises tax to make fee-free higher education a reality

Thabo MohlalaFinance Minister Malusi Gigaba presented a budget clearly designed to stave off the possible implosion of the higher education sector as well avert...

President Ramaphosa lifts country’s dejected mood as he highlights some successes...

Thabo MohlalaPresident Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a stirring State of the Nation speech that ticked all the boxes as he promised to deal decisively with...
Student leaders not informed next year’s tertiary fee increase negotiations

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and...

Seán Mfundza MullerPublic discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall...

“No to bogus colleges”: Buti Manamela shuts down illegal institutions in...

Bonile KhanyiDeputy minister of higher education Buti Manamela shut down an alleged bogus college in Johannesburg on Friday morning.In a video published by the...
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