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Universities are getting creative as they scramble to make up the budget shortfall
Universities are getting creative as they scramble to make up the budget shortfall
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is appealing to parents to donate the equivalent of a 10.3% fee increase it had proposed for 2016 to its...
​Varsities are chronically underfunded say more than 1 200 SA academics
​Varsities are chronically underfunded say more than 1 200 SA academics
We, academics of South African universities, call on our government to address the funding crisis in higher education.
More than 1 200 academics plead with government to address funding crisis
More than 1 200 academics plead with government to address funding crisis
More than 1 200 academics from 18 universities have penned an open letter to President Jacob Zuma, higher education minister Blade Nzimande, and...
Students must be informed so they can also help to solve #Fees problems
Students must be informed so they can also help to solve #Fees problems
Universities are still reeling from the #FeesMustFall campaign. Debates continue over how institutions can make up the budget shortfall created by...
Wits University has proposed bold initiatives to tackle the fees crisis
Wits University has proposed bold initiatives to tackle the fees crisis
The South African Revenue Service (Sars) must provide information on the income of parents who apply for government funding for their children’s...
Varsities have fixed costs - any cuts in income will harm staffing ratios, research
Varsities have fixed costs - any cuts in income will harm staffing ratios, research
South Africa invests 2.7% of its total education budget in higher education, according to the estimates of national expenditure for 2016.
Safe schools are a basic human right and which many children are not afforded
Safe schools are a basic human right and which many children are not afforded
COMMENTEducation is the theatre of much debate worldwide, with adolescent girls waiting in the wings for an opportunity to perform.
Students suspected of UJ arson seek access to campus to continue studies
Students suspected of UJ arson seek access to campus to continue studies
The University of Johannesburg is to consider written representations from 17 suspended students seeking permission to be granted limited...
University of Johannesburg suspends 17 students suspected of burning auditorium
University of Johannesburg suspends 17 students suspected of burning auditorium
The University of Johannesburg has suspended 17 students who have been allegedly implicated in the burning of its auditorium in May that resulted...
Rising number of South Africans willing to cough up over R1m for elite university MBA
Rising number of South Africans willing to cough up over R1m for elite university MBA
South Africans are forking out millions of rands to study for their master of business administration (MBA) degrees at the world’s leading...
Study paves the way for Karoo lamb to join the ranks of tequila, champagne and Kobe
Study paves the way for Karoo lamb to join the ranks of tequila, champagne and Kobe
You are what you eat – even if you’re a lamb grazing on fragrant plants in the Karoo. Stellenbosch University student Sarah Erasmus has just...
​Nelson Mandela Metro University gets the go-ahead to open a medical school in 2020
​Nelson Mandela Metro University gets the go-ahead to open a medical school in 2020
The government has given its blessing for the establishment of a medical school at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port...
The pressure to publish is punitive: systems that control publishing choke creativity
The pressure to publish is punitive: systems that control publishing choke creativity
The southern hemisphere’s cold weather is a certain signal that the winter conference season is upon us.
Challenging, collaborative and child-focused — young teachers reinvent teaching
Challenging, collaborative and child-focused — young teachers reinvent teaching
Most news about education and teachers in South Africa tends to be demoralising and grim. Whether international benchmarking placing South African...
Spiral of degeneration: If #FeesMustFall achieves its goal, quality will suffer
Spiral of degeneration: If #FeesMustFall achieves its goal, quality will suffer
The #FeesMustFall movement was widely lauded as a repeat of the 1976 student uprising. Many commentators applauded the “bravery” of the...

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