Education

UDM: Contingency loan model will create debt-trapped students
UDM: Contingency loan model will create debt-trapped students
The UDM has rejected a Fees Commission recommendation that income contingency loans (ICL) be adopted as a funding model for students, saying it...
Michael Komape's mother relives seeing her dead son's hand inside a pit toilet
Michael Komape's mother relives seeing her dead son's hand inside a pit toilet
It is almost three years since Michael Komape died and his family is yet to receive an apology from the Department of Basic Education, Limpopo...
University South Africa is concerned about new funding proposal
University South Africa is concerned about new funding proposal
Universities South Africa (USAf) has expressed concern over an income-contingent loan (ICL) funding model proposed in the recently-released Fees...
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other
Fees commission report: Fee-free higher education is not feasible yet
Fees commission report: Fee-free higher education is not feasible yet
President Jacob Zuma has officially released the Fees Commission report into the feasibility of free education two months after it first landed on...
Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do
Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do
Here are various ways learners ought to be disciplined in schools, and corporal punishment is not one of them, having
Education department under fire over pupil transport figures
Education department under fire over pupil transport figures
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) came under fire from MPs on Tuesday for not providing accurate information on the number of pupils needing...
Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals
Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals
Every day academics wade through emails riddled with spelling errors promising almost immediate publication of their research. These publications...
Dismissed student teachers are suspicious of ‘untrustworthy’ education NPO
Dismissed student teachers are suspicious of ‘untrustworthy’ education NPO
A group of teaching students in Cape Town are accusing education non-profit organisation (NPO) Numeric...
KZN pupils head to court over school transport
KZN pupils head to court over school transport
Pupils from 12 schools in KwaZulu-Natal - who brave the weather and crime on their long walk to school every day - will pack into the KwaZulu-Natal...
‘Climate of terror’ reigns at CPUT
‘Climate of terror’ reigns at CPUT
Students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) have questioned the continued use of security company Vetus Schola at the university, because the company is the subject of an ongoing corruption investigation....
UCT discloses planned 8% fee increase
UCT discloses planned 8% fee increase
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has disclosed that the institution is proposing an 8% fee increase for the 2018 academic year.
CPUT students deny causing unrest on campus, blaming the university  instead
CPUT students deny causing unrest on campus, blaming the university instead
Three students have denied being ringleaders behind the recent unrest at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), saying in court papers...

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