The first Mpumalanga university has teething problems, but it intends to be on track in time.
Student recruiters are having to explain that policy is not simply black and white.
Shir'a, Na'eem Jeenah's son was among 27 students arrested during protests at the University of Johannesburg. This is the letter Jeenah wrote to him.
And we must also ask how well the National Development Plan articulates higher education's role.
Transformation depends on student welfare, but deans in this area are now an endangered species.
Defending universities against power elites needs an armoury that's better stocked
We need to consider transplanting some premier qualifications to disadvantaged universities.