Academic Funding

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.

Latest

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it