Revamping vocational training will achieve little in rural areas unless it is linked to job creation.
North West University says its "Sieg Heil" was not intended to cause harm, but government says it "can only be characterised as unacceptable".
While ANC MPs stuck to the "good story" line, opposition parties in Parliament aimed to poke holes in last week's State of the Nation address.
Readers share their thoughts on the recent headline-grabbing kerfuffle between DA leader Helen Zille and Agang SA's Mamphela Ramphele.
Blade Nzimande and Lindiwe Sisulu kissed on the sidelines of the Cabinet lekgotla in Pretoria, taking a jab at Agang SA and the DA's failed merger.
The launch of Blade Nzimande's white paper and the audited data on universities exposes the steady pattern of dropouts, failure and graduation.
Blade Nzimande hopes his white paper on post-school education and training will help millions of young people "out of the doldrums of poverty".
Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande has defended the low matric pass requirement, saying SA is becoming "dangerously elitist".
The SACP has accused Numsa's leader Irvin Jim of financial impropriety in a long-running feud between the two organisations over Zwelinzima Vavi.
Could it be that some university leaders are trying to place universities above society and government?
A new UKZN study says it will take up to 43 years to fully transform staff profiles at South African universities to represent national demographics.
The allocation to school infrastructure in the mid-term budget is inadequate, writes David Macfarlane.
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has set out to eliminate post-school education's dead-ends and roadblocks.
The government has a duty to ensure that universities are publicly accountable, says Blade Nzimande.
Angry students say the higher education department's failure to issue qualification certificates is blighting their futures.
While the Walter Sisulu University's staff went on strike, Blade Nzimande and Jacob Zuma were at work proving their commitment to better education.
Irvin Jim says Gwede Mantashe and Blade Nzimande won't be approached for advice on federation matters because they are causing divisions.
As the university prepares to reopen, students say Blade Nzimande's inaction during crippling strikes has cost the ANC their support.
Universities are concerned that poor drafting of amendments gives the minister too much power.
The South African Communist Party has lashed out at "vigilante unions" and warned that a divided and weakened Cosatu could be dangerous for SA.