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Bid to end varsity chaos drags
Bid to end varsity chaos drags
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has failed to keep his promise to the matric class of 2015 to introduce a seamless centralised system that would allow those who passed with university-entrance results to apply for admission to ...
UCT admissions: Race will still be considered
UCT admissions: Race will still be considered
Race will still be considered in a proposed student admissions policy but as one of many factors to determine disadvantage, UCT said this week.
Access and success must be revisited
Access and success must be revisited
The implementation of extended curricula by the department of education in 2006 has shifted the debate from "alternative access to higher...
Mixed signals in post-school system
Mixed signals in post-school system
A central feature of the Freedom Charter of 1955 was that: "The doors of learning and culture shall be opened — higher education and...
Matriculants want universities -- not FETs
Matriculants want universities -- not FETs
School leavers and their parents remain deeply sceptical of further education and training (FET) colleges and still consider university study as the...
Nzimande cleaning house to avoid another UJ stampede
Nzimande cleaning house to avoid another UJ stampede
Earlier this year, Nzimande promised that a central applications system (CAS) would be implemented for first time university applications but...
US Supreme Court divided on affirmative action
US Supreme Court divided on affirmative action
The US Supreme Court was split on Wednesday on a challenge to an affirmative action plan at the University of Texas, a case with broad implications...
Free market for the best students
Free market for the best students
Students entering Clearing, the last-minute summer scramble for university places in the United Kingdom, have for years expected to see only the more...
Moving towards plan B: Use the gap to get ahead
Moving towards plan B: Use the gap to get ahead
So you have your matric results and they are not what you expected? You might not have done as well as you hoped and not got into the institution...
Past sins revisited and corrected
Past sins revisited and corrected
The assumption underlying the demand in South Africa that a university's selection of applicants from privileged schools should be blind to race is...
Sub-par matric is a ticket to desperation
Sub-par matric is a ticket to desperation
The desperation of matriculants to get into one of the country's 23 public universities was tragically evident in the events at the University of...
Blade's green paper cuts to the education core
Blade's green paper cuts to the education core
The timing was all, but will it be enough? Blade Nzimande's exquisitely chosen moment for releasing his green paper on post-school education...

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