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South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
The start of the academic year is looming in South Africa. The student protests that rocked most...
Tensions simmer over first-year university enrolments for 2017
Tensions simmer over first-year university enrolments for 2017
The South African Students Congress (Sasco) has warned that students will revolt if the department of higher education and training reduces...
#FeesMustFall cost 18 varsities more than R460m in damage to property alone
#FeesMustFall cost 18 varsities more than R460m in damage to property alone
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has been hardest hit by the violent student protests over the zero percent fee increases and fee-free higher...
Editorial: Protect our precious varsities
Editorial: Protect our precious varsities
There have been many bad reactions to the convulsions on our university campuses in recent months, but the comments by ANC secretary general Gwede...
Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs
Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs
I just listened to Gwede Mantashe, the secretary general of the ANC. He was asked about his views on the ongoing strife in our universities and the...
SA universities' professoriate needs more women but fares adequately by global standards
SA universities' professoriate needs more women but fares adequately by global standards
Arguably, there are too few women professors at local universities – but the picture looks even bleaker at some overseas institutions.
Private and universities abroad will gain if ours buckle, say vice-chancellors
Private and universities abroad will gain if ours buckle, say vice-chancellors
Concern over the long-term effect of the university fees crisis is likely to push more wealthy parents to enroll their children to study at...
Universities dig in their heels over 0% fees hike as it is 'unsustainable'
Universities dig in their heels over 0% fees hike as it is 'unsustainable'
The powers that be at the country’s universities have pushed back on a proposed fee hike of 6.3% in a move that saw university councils reclaim...
More than 1 200 academics plead with government to address funding crisis
More than 1 200 academics plead with government to address funding crisis
More than 1 200 academics from 18 universities have penned an open letter to President Jacob Zuma, higher education minister Blade Nzimande, and...

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