Treasury will increase funds to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, which is likely to help more than 500 000 students per year.
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has set out to eliminate post-school education's dead-ends and roadblocks.
The Walter Sisulu University employees, currently on strike for a salary increment, are the highest paid university employees in the country.
Education prospects are looking grim for South Africa's school pupils, and government is now compelled to respond. What is its diagnosis?
The Council of Higher Education's recent report paints a scary picture of a student landscape little changed since 1982, writes Khaya Dlanga.
There can be no doubt that Blade Nzimande has damaged the prospects of deep and durable change at our universities.
The manipulative game of comparison and quantification turns institutions into players, writes Sean Muller.
Africa has a unique opportunity to provide solutions for the global problem of climate change, says Professor Sir David King.