Academics claim varsity leaders count foreign black scholars as equity candidates, for instance.
This article is part of a weekly series by South African pupils. It offers them a chance to be part of the debate about their education system.
Students marching on Blade Nzimande's office in protest at the cost of university education are told they should instead be targeting big business.
Despite having to deal with construction, residence and financing issues, Sol Plaatje students last year averaged the best grades across the country.
An independent school in Manenberg had better matric results last year than any state school in the area. But is it a model that should be scaled up?
Protesting students say that NSFAS has reached its sell-by date and the only option now is free education and cancelling student debt.
The M&G visited Nquthu, in KwaZulu-Natal, where we documented pupils' daily struggle to get to school.
Acting vice-chancellor bends the rules to readmit 5 000 needy students who faced exclusion.
Why parents and teachers should rev up the read-aloud engine with their children and pupils.
Formerly deprived institutions need enormous redress funds from all sectors.
Nhlanhla Nene has little good luck and plenty of tough luck for the country's millions of children, young people and universities as well.
Bolstering a weak life orientation curriculum is proposed as one of the ways of preventing abuse, including rape, in classrooms.