higher education funding

 
State-backed loan scheme ticks all boxes
State-backed loan scheme ticks all boxes
But a University of Cape Town philosophy lecturer, Gregory Hull, believes a well-designed student loan scheme could be the solution, according to...
Blade Nzimande's R1bn varsity debt
Blade Nzimande's R1bn varsity debt
Five of the country’s 26 higher education institutions alone are owed a staggering R549.5‑million for registering almost 10 600 students...
New Northern Cape university gets highest marks in SA
New Northern Cape university gets highest marks in SA
Construction continued and there were problems with accommodation. But pioneering students at the Northern Cape’s first university, which...
Future of Cida and its students still on hold
Future of Cida and its students still on hold
Mpume Nkabini, a student at the fee-free, but now liquidation-threatened Cida City Campus, broke down in tears on Friday after absorbing...
Protesting TUT students clash with security guards
Protesting TUT students clash with security guards
Five students at the Soshanguve North campus of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) were treated for teargas inhalation on Thursday, as...
Zuma says universities are too costly - Nzimande disagrees
Zuma says universities are too costly - Nzimande disagrees
Against the backdrop of a complaint by President Jacob Zuma about soaring university costs, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande...
Funding woes hobble higher education department
Funding woes hobble higher education department
Five years after it was created, minister Blade Nzimande’s higher education and training department is running without enough staff and has a...
Rural colleges need private boost
Rural colleges need private boost
Launching the white...
Khaya Dlanga: Poor non-white students still marginalised
Khaya Dlanga: Poor non-white students still marginalised
Robert McNamara, former president of the World Bank, said after a visit to South Africa: "I have seen very few countries in the world...
Varsities buckle under cash crunch
Varsities buckle under cash crunch
As we wait for the publication of the white paper on post-school education and training, it is worth asking how much we can expect the new policy...
Equality not aligned with free-market forces
Equality not aligned with free-market forces
Inequality is arguably the defining feature of post-apartheid South Africa and nowhere is this starker than in education. But, contrary to the recent...
The pricey problem of varsity
The pricey problem of varsity
In a few weeks thousands of matriculants will know their fate. But for the fortunate minority whose passes are good enough to get them admitted to...

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