Education

Nsfas employees defraud students of their funds
Nsfas employees defraud students of their funds
Employees of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) and other people have been defrauding students of their allowances. One staff member...
Does the Copyright Bill promote access?
Does the Copyright Bill promote access?
Exactly how the Copyright Amendment Bill will facilitate “access to education” and make education cheaper have not been made clear, not least...
Cellphones the front line for gender equality
Cellphones the front line for gender equality
Today, 1.4-billion girls and women live in countries that are failing on gender equality, in areas ranging from education and decent work to health...
Prune curricula to promote new learning
Prune curricula to promote new learning
It was Claus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, who coined the term fourth industrial revolution (4IR). I prefer not to use the term...
From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools
From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools
Michael Malapane is from the Free State. But like so many other South Africans he has long left the place of his birth in search of economic...
Dream of studying comes true
Dream of studying comes true
When Ayanda Martin left his hometown of Dimbaza in the Eastern Cape, in search of opportunity in Port Elizabeth, he did not think that just seven...
Build bond between science and society
Build bond between science and society
The country’s universities are grappling with a number of problems, many of which are inherently South African in character and by nature...
Develop responsible students through engaged research and community partnerships
Develop responsible students through engaged research and community partnerships
The University of Pretoria (UP) designated October as the month of social responsibility. The aim was to raise awareness about the positive work...
An end in sight for KwaZulu-Natal learners’ long walk
An end in sight for KwaZulu-Natal learners’ long walk
Nomfundo Ngobese (25) was used to waking up at 4am to walk the 35km from her home in Nquthu, northern KwaZulu-Natal to school. Ngobese was like...
VUT should aim to become an entrepreneurial university
VUT should aim to become an entrepreneurial university
In a recent edition of the Mail & Guardian, you reported on the resignation of Professor Gordon Zide (“VUT vice-chancellor retires early”, October...
UCT academics cry foul over dean’s appointment process
UCT academics cry foul over dean’s appointment process
The process of appointing a dean of humanities at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has divided academics in the faculty of humanities, with some...
An uncertain future means graduates need new skills
An uncertain future means graduates need new skills
Along with other initiatives, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the ways of thinking it encourages may well provide new ways of thinking...
Personal growth crucial to social change
Personal growth crucial to social change
When you say the word “innovation”, most people tend to think “technology and IT”. After all, it was a tech company — Google —...
VUT’s troubles further exposed
VUT’s troubles further exposed
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is in a dire-situation and requires an emergency response, before it crashes financially and academically....

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