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​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future
​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) could soon be forced to take a backseat if Cabinet endorses plans for a new entity aimed at...
​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students
​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students
The government is planning to scrutinise the income tax and financial records of families earning up to R600 000 in a bid to determine the number...
​Missing middle students add to universities debt load
​Missing middle students add to universities debt load
Universities have expressed fears that debt will spiral out of control after the department of higher education requested that they allow
Vice-chancellors want free tuition for poor students in 2017
Vice-chancellors want free tuition for poor students in 2017
The country’s 26 vice-chancellors say that the government should provide free higher education to poor students from January.
​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.
​Billions potentially lost as universities stare down the barrel of a 0% fee increase
​Billions potentially lost as universities stare down the barrel of a 0% fee increase
The country’s 26 universities would collectively lose R2.2-billion if government insists on implementing a 0% fee increase at universities...
​UKZN students on edge as varsities wait with bated breath for Blade's big fee reveal
​UKZN students on edge as varsities wait with bated breath for Blade's big fee reveal
Following two weeks of protest action, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) students have made an extraordinary demand – they want the president...
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.
Professor Jonathan Jansen's roadmap to saving South Africa's higher education system
Professor Jonathan Jansen's roadmap to saving South Africa's higher education system
Professor Jonathan Jansen has warned that another 0% fee increase for tertiary institutions will be a death knell for universities.
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...
​Varsities are chronically underfunded say more than 1 200 SA academics
​Varsities are chronically underfunded say more than 1 200 SA academics
We, academics of South African universities, call on our government to address the funding crisis in higher education.
#FeesMustFallReloaded: Mass meetings, a possible shutdown and a lot of debate
#FeesMustFallReloaded: Mass meetings, a possible shutdown and a lot of debate
On Monday, universities and students braced themselves for renewed university shutdowns. But by the afternoon, the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)...

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