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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...
#FeesMustFall aftermath may ignite more protests, unless funding shortfall is found
#FeesMustFall aftermath may ignite more protests, unless funding shortfall is found
A view by university vice-chancellors that fee-free higher education is not feasible in the foreseeable future is likely to fuel further tensions...
Progressive Youth Alliance infighting mars SRC elections ahead of #FeesMustFall
Progressive Youth Alliance infighting mars SRC elections ahead of #FeesMustFall
As another #FeesMustFall nationwide shutdown looms next month, deployment to Student Representative Council (SRC) positions in the country's...
​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...

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