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A student who failed badly has graduated after his marks were changed
A student who failed badly has graduated after his marks were changed
The University of Zululand is embroiled in a fresh fraud scandal after it emerged that a student occupying a top position in the student representative council was awarded a pass mark in five modules despite failing all of them....
Bloemfontein blues: Retracing my student days in my old university town
Bloemfontein blues: Retracing my student days in my old university town
A decade can fall between the cracks as effortlessly as an autumn leaf floating to its unremarkable end in the backyard. Those are the years between...
​Universities must make a strategic language compromise to suit the student profile
​Universities must make a strategic language compromise to suit the student profile
Nearly 30 years ago, Njabulo Ndebele delivered a rather farsighted paper titled Good Morning South Africa: Whose Universities, Whose Standards? In it...
Letters to the editor: March 18 to 24 2016
Letters to the editor: March 18 to 24 2016
To those ministers of education and other members of Parliament who served from 1994 to 2014 and who failed to heed the wishes of the people for free...
Beware the chilling of public debate
Beware the chilling of public debate
In a country where public debate is robust, South Africans still have a long way to go towards defining who is leading it and address the mechanisms...
Student protest signals a sea change for SA
Student protest signals a sea change for SA
Make no mistake: it was a big political moment. For the first time in modern, democratic South Africa, citizen protest compelled the government to...
Welcome to China, now go home
Welcome to China, now go home
Last week 53 South African students left for China to pursue studies at various universities on full scholarships from the Chinese government. In...
Poor management leaves UniZulu in tatters, say students
Poor management leaves UniZulu in tatters, say students
A students’ protest over a range of issues – some of which are longstanding and unresolved – has forced the university to temporarily...
Is Unisa avoiding the new Labour law to 'save costs'?
Is Unisa avoiding the new Labour law to 'save costs'?
While the University of South Africa (Unisa) decides on how to deal with staff contracts affected by the new Labour Relations Amendment Act, the...
College students still waiting on their living allowances
College students still waiting on their living allowances
Twelve Further Education and Training (FET) college students in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, were placed in a state learnership in January – but to...
E-commerce tax will hit disadvantaged students hardest, say experts
E-commerce tax will hit disadvantaged students hardest, say experts
It is already difficult for South Africans to access international academic journals. The most prestigious, which contain the world's leading...
Eusebius McKaiser's 13 tips for first-year students
Eusebius McKaiser's 13 tips for first-year students
Are you starting studies at a tertiary institution soon? Here are some tips that may or may not be useful. They are attitudes that helped me,...

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