Why Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics matter

Why Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics matter by   CHARLES MOLELETo industrialize and compete with Western Europe and other nations of the world, sub-Saharan Africa...

Matric results: If you need NSFAS funding, Department of Higher Education...

Ido lekotaStudents who have been admitted to tertiary institutions but had not applied for NSFAS funding because they previously did not qualify will be...

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'....

Where education is indiscriminate

Where education is indiscriminate by KELETSO THOBEGAIncluding children with disability at schools is one way the government of Botswana is trying to create an inclusive...

“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...

We welcome free education but we’re sceptical: Wits, UCT and UKZN...

Bonile KhanyiPresident Jacob Zuma’s announcement for free higher education has elicited mixed reactions among student activists from various institutions in South Africa.Speaking to...

Who and where are the visible scientists in South Africa?

Marina JoubertA total of 211 scientists in South Africa – less than 1% of the country's scientific workforce – have been identified as being...

Dear Students: Be on high alert for fake private colleges!

Thabo MohlalaWith matrics results just released, most learners will be heading to various tertiary institutions to further their studies. Some will go to universities,...
Rise in student suicide

Rise in student suicide rate at UCT prompt calls for urgent...

Bonile Khanyi Increasing suicide rate among University of Cape Town students this year has caused mental distress and panic, with students calling for the university’s...
Student leaders not informed next year’s tertiary fee increase negotiations

EFF: Free higher education is a victory for Fees Must Fall...

Bonile KhanyiThe Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on free higher education, calling it a historic generational victory for...

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...
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EXCLUSIVE: No place to bath for matrics locked up at school...

Busisiwe GumedeEvery matric pass rate a school achieves is a result of hard-work, dedication and in some cases – extreme pressure placed on students...

USAf commits to ensuring free higher education works

Thabo MohlalaUniversities South Africa (USAf) has taken a pragmatic view on the unfolding potential crisis that may threaten the start of the 2018 academic...

No registration fee for students who cannot afford it

Ido LekotaStudents from poor and working class families with combined income of up to R350 000 per annum are not expected to pay any...

Youth unemployment, industrialisation and jobs for the future

Thuletho ZwaneIndustrialisation of Africa’s economies is critical in order for the continent to curb its high youth unemployment. Analysts say the only way to...

KZN MEC for education to visit “assault video” school

Ntsiki MalungaThe KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) MEC for Education Mthandeni Dlungwane is expected to visit the Siyathuthuka High School in Inanda next week, where a learner...
University of Zimbabwe students call for Mugabe to step down, Grace’s PhD to be rescinded

University of Zimbabwe students call for Mugabe to step down, Grace’s...

Bonile Khanyi Students from the University of Zimbabwe in Harare shut down the institution on Monday, singing and demanding that the 93-year-old President Mugabe...

Blade Nzimande fired in latest cabinet reshuffle

In another not-so-surprising overnight cabinet reshuffle, President Jacob Zuma has fired the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande.Nzimande was replaced by...

The country’s tertiary education system is “constipated” and “wasteful”, says Statistician-General

Thabo MohlalaStatistician-General, Pali Lehohla yesterday gave his final financial statistics presentation for 20 public universities and six universities of technology in Pretoria.Lehohla’s 17-year...

Matric results: Is our education system delivering? No, say experts.

Thabo MohlalaANALYSISThe 2017 matric results have elicited animated debates and a wide range of views from various political parties, teacher unions and some education...
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