Contradicting stances by government leaders makes the potential revival of teacher colleges even harder to do than it already is.
Sasco denies being compromised by its links with the ANC as dissidents plan a breakaway grouping.
This week in Pimples, politicians extinguish some of the country's problems. But do they really?
The higher education minister admits the national fund will be unable to assist all the financially needy students until the economy improves.
South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande is calling for a firm stand against the anarchy of the EFF.
Blade Nzimande's office has told school heads and professors not to communicate directly with the minister, but to go through the proper channels.
Students marching on Blade Nzimande's office in protest at the cost of university education are told they should instead be targeting big business.
Protesting students say that NSFAS has reached its sell-by date and the only option now is free education and cancelling student debt.
We ask Minister Blade Nzimande, all 26 vice-chancellors and every faculty dean to please declare publicly their views and policies on plagiarism.
Wits Universityâ€™s SRC leader says the state has an obligation to see that the countryâ€™s best minds have the opportunity to study.
A 2013 government report found that government funding for these academic institutions has not kept up with enrolment numbers.
The memorial was meant to celebrate struggle stalwart Joe Slovo but Blade Nzimande took the opportunity to tear into the media and opposition parties.
The education minister criticised the domination of Afrikaans in teaching - and called on former Afrikaans universities to enrol more black students.
Blade Nzimande has defended public technical colleges, saying that the private sector needs to ensure colleges are offering what they need.
Having the three secretaries of the tripartite alliance under one roof has been an unfamiliar sight lately - let alone having them share a stage.
The education department believes that if the countryâ€™s skills base is to expand, college graduates should be given credit for their diplomas.
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission has dealt a narrow-minded blow to free speech.
Theuns Eloff has expressed shock at Blade Nzimande blasting him in the press and the education minister branding NWU an "apartheid institution".
Blade Nzimande has urged universities to promote social cohesion on campuses in the wake of recent racist incidents, like "black face".