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Science and technology: The key to addressing youth unemployment

Cyril Ramaphosa and Naledi Pandor have a particularly pro-intellectual stance, pushing science and technology as a way to drive economic growth.

Postgrads urgently need funding

The financing of undergraduate degrees but not postgraduate is short-sighted and counterproductive

​Varsities are chronically underfunded say more than 1 200 SA academics

An open letter, penned by the academics, to president, higher education minister and finance minister.

The millions we spend on stolen ideas

Plagiarism transgresses a university’s core values and leeches a fortune in subsidies from the state.

Students outraged at drying-up NSFAS funds

The student representative council of TUT is demanding that government make a loan to international development banks to bail out indebted students.

The shifting face of a university

Money, history and politics have continually changed ideas of what universities should be.

If everyone wins, no one is a winner

Business consultants, politicians and the media damage universities with their insular arrogance.

Sorry tale of a post-merger university mess

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s latter-day fortunes tell an indicting and page-turning story.

Government sets aside R169m for academic staff shortages

Drastic action is being taken to ensure South Africa does not run short of academics, says Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.

New rating system for academics

Academics will now receive funding based on their rating, writes Primarashni Gower.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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