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...
Finance Minister Tito Mbownei

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...

South Africa must not lag behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Edwin NaiduMinister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor said she would soon ask the National Treasury for more funding - and set up...

Exams continue as University of Namibia staff strike

Sakeus IikelaThe University of Namibia (Unam) staff strike currently underway has not affected the examinations, although the workers' union says nobody would report to...

South Africa’s top agriculture college shuts its doors following protests

Russel MolefeOne of the top agricultural colleges in the country, situated in Limpopo, has been shut down following a series of protests which disrupted...

South Africa: Naledi Pandor opens R200m library in East London

Aretha LindenA R200m university library that will serve 18,000 students from three universities was officially opened in East London on Saturday by higher education...

Wits to increase counselling services capacity after third student suicide this...

Nonkululeko NjiloThe University of Witwatersrand has responded to the outcry over recent student suicides‚ vowing to increase the institution’s counselling services capacity.“All signs point...

Zimbabwe: Varsity students exposed to sex predators as they squat into...

Robert TapfumaneyiThousands of young female students enrolled at the Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) live with the constant threat of abuse by community...

South Africa: History made as Fort Hare awards first PhD written...

Staff ReporterA high school teacher from East London has made history by being the first Fort Hare PhD student to write her thesis in...

Nigeria: Sex-for-Marks

Agency Report Peter Okebukola, former Executive Secretary, National University Commission (NUC), on Tuesday said the admission of academically weak students by Nigerian higher institutions was...
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