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...

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...

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...

UCT to become ‘unapologetically African’ under new vice-chancellor

Tshego LepuleThe incoming vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), Mamokgethi Phakeng, is on a mission to ensure that the institution realises the...

Kenya: lecturers resume work amid crackdown by universities

Ouma Wanzala A number of lecturers have started to resume work although at a slow pace as universities crack down on those who are defiant. At...

Ethiopia: ministry to employ 80 percent of university graduates

Betelhem BedluEthiopia's Ministry of Education stated that it has been working to attain the vision of securing employment for 80 percent of university graduates...

Learners deserve free access to internet, a basic human right

Joseph ChirumeThere provision of free access to the internet in the Eastern Cape has been cut by province's department of sport, recreation, arts and...

Nelson Mandela University disrupted as NSFAS fails to pay fees

Joseph ChirumeNelson Mandela University students disrupted classes for several days last week, protesting against conditions at off-campus residences and demanding the speedy payment of...

#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...

Kenya public universities crack whip on striking secturers

Ouma WanzalaPublic universities have started cracking the whip on striking lecturers and other staff as the industrial action enters its third month on Tuesday. The...

Varsity rankings for bragging rights are useless

Jonathan JansenWhich is South Africa’s top university? Is it UCT or Wits? It depends who you ask, when you ask and which ranking system...

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...

Ex UCT SRC President found guilty of abusing SRC resources

Vernac News The University of Cape Town’s Student Governance Court has found former SRC President, Karabo Khakhau, guilty of abusing SRC resources to defame other...

Education for black people in SA is in a terrible state

Gugu NonjingeOn December 16, 2017, former president Jacob Zuma announced that government would be phasing in fully subsidised higher education and training for poor...

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...

The cold shadow of university exclusion

Thato Rossouw For black students at the University of the Free State, the word “exclusion” is probably the most life-changing word they will ever come...

Decolonise science – time to end another imperial era

Rohan Deb RoySir Ronald Ross had just returned from an expedition to Sierra Leone. The British doctor had been leading efforts to tackle the...

South Africa’s most powerful nano-satellite sent off

Veronica Mohapeloa  The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, yesterday participated in a ceremony to send off South Africa's second nanosatellite to India, where...
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