And they honed their skills in the complex field of organising worker-student protest action
The Education Department has released a draft policy that university councils should use to determine the salary packages of vice-chancellors.
A report on SA universities highlights discrimination on campuses. Cornia Pretorius and Monako Dibetle look at the challenges.
Higher Learning columnist Belacqua aptly said two years ago that Pandor has played the role of "uber housekeeper"
The 'chilling effect' of threatened disciplinary proceedings hanging over the heads of academics who voice an opinion is troubling.
Some of those who left cite irreconcilable differences with university management over academic freedom and other issues.
We should all speak against the attack on Unisa's vice-chancellor Barney Pityana.
A month into the year staff are rioting, the policemen are shooting, the students are getting hit and the leaders are hiding. All is as it should.
The extra R700-million for higher learning is a welome relief, write Primarashni Gower and Cornia Pretorius.
Sacked vice-chancellor of the Vaal University of Technology Aubrey Mokadi wants to be reinstated in his post for the third time.
From savage initiation rights to claims of race bias, the Potch campus is out of date and under review, writes Primarashni Gower.
Postgraduate students are cash cows because they bring with them high government subsidies, more than for undergraduates.
Monako Dibetle interviews the man sent to turn around the fortunes of one of academia's most mocked institutions.
Mandy Rossouw talked to the heads of the student representative councils at some of our major universities to find out what's on their agenda.
'The three horsemen in academic freedom's apocalypse are massification, managerialism and immiseration'
Faculty dean told to respect disciplinary processes, reports Monako Dibetle.
New system hopes to speed up service delivery and issue material to students faster.
Education Minister Naledi Pandor is considering making the undergraduate degree a four-year degree, but this depends on conditions at each university.
This area of study fosters understanding across barriers of race, class, gender or ethnicity, argues Louise Vincent.
Stellenbosch University has made impressive strides to address inequality, writes Sybelle Albrecht.