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Higher education shutdown looms as Nzimande scurries for funding solutions

Nzimande’s last-minute scramble to find funding for students has not stopped them from mobilising for a nationwide shutdown.

Cabinet approves additional funding for student financial aid scheme

Funds will be diverted from the higher education department to help cover the NSFAS shortfall

Wits VC pleads with Nzimande for guidance

The installation ceremony of Professor Zeblon Vilakazi has been postponed as student protests escalate and a by-stander is killed

Top ANC officials to meet Blade Nzimande over fears of escalating protests at Wits

Sources say the party’s top six are concerned the protests at Wits University could intensify into a fiery student movement, much like #FeesMustFall

‘Why am I being shot?’ Witnesses describe last moments of man shot during Wits protests

The man was shot as police clashed with Wits students in Braamfontein. The protesters are demanding that no students be financially excluded

Second-chance matriculants need support

There is a programme for people to rewrite their national certificate outside of the school system, but they aren’t monitored and they need a study material portal, free data and academic support

Man killed by police during Wits student protest

About 50 Wits students are blocking De Beer Street in Braamfontein, where a man was shot and killed by police during a student protest

Don’t squander the Stem switch-on

The pandemic has forced a digital migration in education. We must capitalise on that opportunity

No money to fund first-time university students, Nzimande says

Higher education minister says NSFAS is experiencing a funding shortfall and has requested that universities extend their registration period

Q&A Sessions: ‘SA cannot address racism because it is a racist polity’ — Joel Modiri

UP’s youngest professor talks to Nicolene de Wee about racism, hate speech and youth empowerment, as well as his love of good wine and Afro-Cuban jazz

‘It is so hard being a black and broke’: How access to NSFAS funding involves privilege, luck

Thousands of students are anxiously awaiting for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme to respond to their funding applications as registration at institutions draws to a close

What South Africa’s universities have learnt about the future from Covid-19

South African tertiary institutions had to move to emergency remote learning with little warning last year. But experts say a blended learning model will become the new normal for education

Celebrate the matric class of 2020 for their resilience and perseverance

This is not the time for faint praise. This year’s class achieved their results amid a pandemic

Get to grips with the brains of youth

Shaping the frontal cortex as a critical youth development strategy

Matrics fail at critical subjects

The basic education minister talks of quality passes achieved by the class of 2020, but a closer look at the results tells a different story

Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’

For the past four years, the matric results in Tshwane South has been the leading district in Gauteng. The formula to success has been involving the parents

Maths and physical science pass rates show a decline, even after leaked papers

Home languages have remained steady, with a 90% pass mark, but other critical subjects have declined slightly

Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga

The minister of basic education released the 2020 matric results on Monday, announcing that the overall pass rate has declined from 2019

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