Education

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...
Four reasons why an MBA makes sense for your career
Four reasons why an MBA makes sense for your career
Making the decision to do an MBA is no small thing. The financial and time costs alone are not insignificant — not to mention the fact that...
Broken promises ruin chances for Eastern Cape students
Broken promises ruin chances for Eastern Cape students
The Department of Higher Education and Training plans to spend R20.4 billion on South Africa’s 50 technical and vocational education and training...
“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...
Our universities need relevance and excellence
Our universities need relevance and excellence
The institutional form of the modern African university did not derive from precolonial institutions; the inspiration was the colonial modern. The...
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...
Nzimande wants to prioritise rural universities
Nzimande wants to prioritise rural universities
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande said that he wants to prioritise infrastructure and the quality of education in...
UniZulu res needs inkosi’s signature
UniZulu res needs inkosi’s signature
Extra student residences should have been built eight years ago at the University of Zululand (UniZulu).
Ramaphosa to Sadtu: You are the key to economic growth
Ramaphosa to Sadtu: You are the key to economic growth
On Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa told delegates attending the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) national...
UniZulu’s plans to build residences hampered because it does not own land
UniZulu’s plans to build residences hampered because it does not own land
Nomarashiya Caluza, council chairperson of the University of Zululand (UniZulu), says the institution has been unable to build...
Schools expel children with no IDs
Schools expel children with no IDs
Two children, then aged eight and 14, from Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape had to leave school in 2015 and sit at home after being chased out of...

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