tertiary education

 
​The global case for free education
​The global case for free education
In a world in which the ever-rising cost of university tuition is the trend, only a handful of nations provide higher education for no, or...
​Equal Education says high earners, taxed correctly, could fund fee-free education
​Equal Education says high earners, taxed correctly, could fund fee-free education
Lobby group Equal Education (EE) says the government should examine the personal taxation structure of the top 10% of South Africa’s earners.
Equity, distance learning: Key factors in successful graduation, or dropping out
Equity, distance learning: Key factors in successful graduation, or dropping out
In 2005, almost one in five full-time students and 42% of students studying through distance learning dropped out after one year of studying.
​There still aren’t enough black professors, despite university transformation attempts
​There still aren’t enough black professors, despite university transformation attempts
Three out of four professors at four of the country’s top universities remain white despite plans to increase the number of black educators...
​Professors are made by hard work, but the professoriate demography remains of interest
​Professors are made by hard work, but the professoriate demography remains of interest
For most academics becoming a full professor is a career pinnacle, the reward for many years of dedicated work and intellectual creativity. It is...
Aspiring teachers will have to ukufunda ulimi lweSintu
Aspiring teachers will have to ukufunda ulimi lweSintu
Universities are forcing first-year students who want to become teachers to study African languages, in a bid to help more children in grades one,...
​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...
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...
Consortium aims to reopen Cida City Campus
Consortium aims to reopen Cida City Campus
A consortium has thrown Cida City Campus a last-minute lifeline in the form of a multimillion-rand proposal to rescue...

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