Student strike called off after Unisa reaches agreement with SRC

Staff ReporterThe University of South Africa (Unisa) and its student representative council (SRC) reached an agreement on Saturday that will see the student strike called...

The University of Venda’s gets a new vice-chancellor and principal

Staff ReporterThe University of Venda has appointed Dr Ndanduleni Bernard Nthambeleni as the new vice-chancellor and principal.Nthambeleni is an accomplished executive with more than...

Chaos at Unisa registration as students demand answers

Goitsemang  TlhabyeUniversity of South Africa (Unisa) management have urged patience and understanding, saying work towards resolving course accreditation woes and learner material issues were...

Kenya: Worrying trend of university students committing suicide

Ouma WanzalaAt least 12 university students have committed suicide since January in a worrying trend for education stakeholders, who are now seeking ways to...

Art exhibition re-imagining the future of higher education

Noloyiso MtembuAt least 60 artists have displayed their work reimagining the future of higher education at the Stellenbosch University Museum as part of the...

South Africa: University of Zululand SRC disbanded

Kailene PillayThe Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Zululand was disbanded after members looted hotel rooms at the upmarket Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens...

Science journalism in South Africa is lacking

Lali van ZuydamIt is common cause that science news reporting in the South African media does not enjoy the same status as other beats...

South Africa lowers university admission requirements

Francesca VilletteUniversities in the province have shown mixed reaction to the amended minimum admission requirements for entry into bachelor's degree programmes, which includes a...

South Africa: Wits University inaugurates first black female chancellor

Roland MpofuA first in its 96-year-old history, Wits University on Saturday inaugurated its first black female chancellor - Dr Judy Dlamini - in a...

PICS: UKZN engineers turn Waste to Art

Staff Reporter One does not normally associate engineers with high fashion, but such was the case as sassy young UKZN engineering students sashayed down the...

Swaziland students sell themselves for sex because scholarships have not been...

Staff Reporter Students in Swaziland/Eswatini are selling themselves for sex to raise cash for food because the government has not paid their allowances. A trade in...

South Africa: Pregnant students kicked out of varsity residence

Karabo LedwabaUniversity of Zululand has kicked out pregnant students off its residences as a consequence of being pregnant.The commission for gender equality announced yesterday...

Zimbabwean Professor Tawana Kupe appointed vice-chancellor at South Africa’s University of...

Virgilatte GwangwaThere is a new helmsman to steer the University of Pretoria ship from the next academic year.The university announced the appointment of Zimbabwean...

South Africa’s finance minister blames former president for VAT hike

Gaye DavisFinance Minister Tito Mboweni has singled out former President Jacob Zuma’s sudden introduction of fee-free higher education as one of the main reasons for the decision to increase Value...

Swaziland: Students want out of Taiwan

Sabelo MajolaA dream opportunity for students to study in Taiwan has turned into a living nightmare.Instead of attending to studies most of the time,...

South Africa: Solar farm will power Nelson Mandela University campus

Siyabonga SesantConstruction of an R18-million solar farm at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) is underway.When fully functional‚ the green power plant is projected to provide...

South Africa: Call for NSFAS candidates to apply before November 30

Bongani NkosiThe closing date for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications is drawing closer.The funding scheme has also warned it would not accept...

South Africa: Naledi Pandor opens R244m UWC health centre

Dominic AdriaanseHigher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the apartheid architects, who dreamt up a university for coloured people only and stuck it...

Universities should address demand for blockchain skills

Wagdy SawahelCalls are mounting for African universities to keep pace with the world’s top 50 higher education institutions in offering more courses to harness...

Naledi Pandor convenes a colloquium on transformation in Higher Education

Staff ReporterHigher Education and Training Minister, Naledi Pandor, will on Monday convene a one-day colloquium on advancing transformation in higher education.The conversation is set...
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