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Bongani Nkosi

Bongani Nkosi

Bongani is an education reporter at the Mail & Guardian.
Blade plans to take over ‘failed’ Setas
Blade plans to take over ‘failed’ Setas
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande is manoeuvring at speed to take full control of the 21 Sector Education and Training...
Where will David van Rooyen's priorities lie?
Where will David van Rooyen's priorities lie?
“Mine is a colossal task that comes at a time of a difficult global climate.” New Finance Minister David van Rooyen couldn’t have spoken...
Eastern Cape education department aims to improve
Eastern Cape education department aims to improve
South Africa’s worst-performing provincial education department has started the process of taking a long and hard look at its many failures, with...
TUT: Where anger, protests and disruption are the norm
TUT: Where anger, protests and disruption are the norm
It was becoming a norm that each year, just before final examination starts, students at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) go on rampage,...
Blade wants state audit of varsities
Blade wants state audit of varsities
University vice-chancellors look set for a showdown with Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande over his plans to have the institutions audited like state entities....
‘Insourcing’ will hurt contractors
‘Insourcing’ will hurt contractors
Sandile Zungu, one of President Jacob Zuma’s close allies, will be affected by the decision of several universities to provide support services...
How student power gave workers hope
How student power gave workers hope
‘What was different this time in our struggle against outsourcing?” Deliwe Mzobe, a cleaner at the University of the Witwatersrand, pondered...
UJ students and staff march to end outsourcing
UJ students and staff march to end outsourcing
At a time when two of the country’s universities have just yielded to students’ protest against outsourcing, campus cleaners at the...
Cornered Blade releases fee-free university report
Cornered Blade releases fee-free university report
Blade Nzimande’s higher education and training  department this week gave in to public pressure and finally released a 2012 report that...
Student victory back to square one
Student victory back to square one
Despite the #FeesMustFall euphoria, financial exclusion continues to haunt poor and middle-income university students, with debts keeping some home...
Students march on Sars, Reserve Bank and treasury
Students march on Sars, Reserve Bank and treasury
Treasury must make the required funds for free higher education available immediately and scrap the debt of all students. On the...
TUT suspends classes as students continue protest
TUT suspends classes as students continue protest
Students at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) had blocked entrance and exit points of the campus, protesting management's failure to...