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Bongekile Macupe

Bongekile Macupe

Bongekile Macupe is the education reporter at the Mail & Guardian. 
MPs want inquiry into academics’ pay
MPs want inquiry into academics’ pay
The portfolio committee on higher education, science and technology wants an inquiry into the salaries of vice-chancellors and senior managers at...
VUT vice-chancellor retires early
VUT vice-chancellor retires early
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) vice-chancellor, Professor Gordon Zide, has retired from the troubled university, leaving behind 15 000...
Kanya Cekeshe’s lawyer appeals decision not to grant him bail to the high court
Kanya Cekeshe’s lawyer appeals decision not to grant him bail to the high court
Kanya Cekeshe’s legal team filed an urgent appeal at the Johannesburg high court on Tuesday against Monday’s judgment by magistrate Theunis...
Kanya Cekeshe told to remain in prison
Kanya Cekeshe told to remain in prison
For a few seconds, Mnikelo Madala stood in front of a crowd with tears streaming down his face. He could not utter a word. It was just minutes...
No crèche or preschool for 1.1m children
No crèche or preschool for 1.1m children
It is mid-morning on a hot Monday. Driving in Soweto, most streets are quiet — most children are at school and adults at work. The streets of...
Shortage in Afrikaans markers raises concerns for matric readiness
Shortage in Afrikaans markers raises concerns for matric readiness
Umalusi — the quality assurance in education and training body — has...
Kanya Cekeshe to know his fate on Monday
Kanya Cekeshe to know his fate on Monday
“We have today somebody who is in prison who should have never been in prison. It lies on the worship that he does not remain in prison any...
“Excuses” hinder varsity transformation, academics say
“Excuses” hinder varsity transformation, academics say
Academics believe that excuses and being comfortable with the current status quo are some of the reasons that have led to the higher education...
Universities to be made more affordable
Universities to be made more affordable
The department of higher education, science and technology is working on a regulatory framework for setting fees at universities to ensure they are...
Rape survivor a guide to children
Rape survivor a guide to children
Debi Steven was raped twice before she turned 11. Talking to the Mail & Guardian, she says: “Both times I was raped, it was by white men...
Nzimande warns vice-chancellors against going behind his back
Nzimande warns vice-chancellors against going behind his back
Blade Nzimande, the minister of higher education, science and technology, has warned university vice-chancellors against undermining his authority...
Academics gather to discuss South Africa’s university of the future
Academics gather to discuss South Africa’s university of the future
Professor Wim de Villiers, Stellenbosch University’s vice-chancellor, told delegates attending the inaugural higher education conference in...