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'Bogus teachers' from University of Zululand under investigation
'Bogus teachers' from University of Zululand under investigation
The South African Council for Educators has launched a probe into the qualifications of about 20 teachers who allegedly graduated from the University...
​Shaky data skews literacy results
​Shaky data skews literacy results
COMMENTEvery few years South Africa participates in international tests of reading, maths and science to see what learners know and how this...
​Grants and loans are the fee answer, says Max Price
​Grants and loans are the fee answer, says Max Price
COMMENTIn an ideal world, if South Africa were a rich country with little inequality and was already providing sufficient state funding to...
SA universities' professoriate needs more women but fares adequately by global standards
SA universities' professoriate needs more women but fares adequately by global standards
Arguably, there are too few women professors at local universities – but the picture looks even bleaker at some overseas institutions.
Free education is possible if South Africa moves beyond smoke and mirrors
Free education is possible if South Africa moves beyond smoke and mirrors
South Africa’s universities are once again in uproar. Higher...
Wits outshines Oxford in UN study on gender parity
Wits outshines Oxford in UN study on gender parity
The University of the Witwatersrand has more female professors than Oxford University in the United Kingdom. This is one of the startling facts to...
Wits students vs private security: Rocks fly during Solomon House shutdown
Wits students vs private security: Rocks fly during Solomon House shutdown
Protesters at the University of the Witwatersrand returned to the main campus after marching to the Education Campus to find private security...
'Effectively a 0% increase in fees': What Nzimande's announcement means
'Effectively a 0% increase in fees': What Nzimande's announcement means
For the first time, students from so-called "missing middle" families, whose annual household income is up to R600 000 a year, will not be...
UCT suspends lectures again following continued student protests
UCT suspends lectures again following continued student protests
Lectures at the University of Cape Town were temporarily suspended today following student protest action.
Blade Nzimande says fees can go up, but not beyond 8%
Blade Nzimande says fees can go up, but not beyond 8%
Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande says universities in the country can increase fees for 2017 but they must not exceed...
​Social justice starts at school
​Social justice starts at school
COMMENTPretoria High School for Girls made headlines after it emerged that black pupils were being ordered to straighten their hair chemically. Some people have responded by suggesting that pupils must abide by the school rules, which call for neatly kept hair. Do they have a...
​Smart teaching gives kids the tools to learn
​Smart teaching gives kids the tools to learn
September is Literacy Month and in South Africa, where nearly 30% of grade 4 learners — the critical grade where children move on from...
Conceptual clarity on the makings of an African university
Conceptual clarity on the makings of an African university
Academics are trying to rid universities of the procedures, values, norms, practices, thinking, beliefs and choices that mark anything non-European...
​IBM calls on SA youth to pursue science and technology
​IBM calls on SA youth to pursue science and technology
COMMENTNearly a century ago, IBM established its first operations in Africa, playing a vital role in the continent’s economic development...
University of Zululand vice-chancellor splurges millions while students suffer
University of Zululand vice-chancellor splurges millions while students suffer
The vice-chancellor of the embattled University of Zululand, Professor Xoliswa Mtose, received a hefty R478 000 performance bonus in December...

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