Higher Education South Africa

 
Radical approach needed to tackle student debt
Radical approach needed to tackle student debt
Mbulelo Bikwani, chairperson of University Councils Chairpersons Forum-SA (UCCF-SA), addressed vice-chancellors of the country’s 26 public...
TUT’s neglected campuses are about to get facelifts
TUT’s neglected campuses are about to get facelifts
Born out of a government-imposed merger more than a decade ago, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) still grapples deep infrastructure...
Varsity councils need upgrading
Varsity councils need upgrading
Until recently, university councils — the highest decision-making body of universities — did not have a collective voice. But the new...
The role of universities in averting disaster
The role of universities in averting disaster
We are facing a looming disaster in the South African education sector. Unless we do something about the poor quality of our basic education...
Universities round on Nzimande and his Higher Education Amendment Bill
Universities round on Nzimande and his Higher Education Amendment Bill
By pushing through "devastating" legal amendments that will allow him to intervene in university governance "very much at whim",...
WSU VC urges return to campus peace
WSU VC urges return to campus peace
Walter Sisulu University (WSU) vice-chancellor Marcus Balintulo on Friday urged staff and students to return to the Mthatha campus on Monday...
Matric headache for universities
Matric headache for universities
Staff working in university student admissions offices will have to remain on tenter-hooks until the end of September when the Department of Basic...
Policy set to curb salaries of VCs
Policy set to curb salaries of VCs
The education department has released a draft policy that university councils should use to determine the salary packages of vice-chancellors and...
UJ steps up scholarships
UJ steps up scholarships
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is spending R25-million on scholarships for master's and PhD students, some of whom will be guaranteed...
Demystifying maths
Demystifying maths
Belinda Huntley, a lecturer in the school of mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand and coordinator of the undergraduate first-year...
Expand the researcher rating system
Expand the researcher rating system
Is the rating of researchers a policy linked to apartheid-era mentality and a response to international isolation, as Michael Cherry has suggested...

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