African universities

 
Cultural barriers must fall
Cultural barriers must fall
About 4.5-million students globally were studying outside their home country, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...
Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs
Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs
I just listened to Gwede Mantashe, the secretary general of the ANC. He was asked about his views on the ongoing strife in our universities and the...
Varsities need cash to stay ahead: South Africa has too much to lose from cost cuts
Varsities need cash to stay ahead: South Africa has too much to lose from cost cuts
The most recent report by the Academic Ranking of World Universities — also known as the Shanghai ranking and one of the most respected and...
African universities offer ray of light
African universities offer ray of light
Africa has the lowest university enrolment rates in the world, relative to population. In the past two decades, though, almost all the continent’s...
Mixed messages deepen inequality
Mixed messages deepen inequality
Has higher education become the poisoned gift of national liberation? Robert Aman, a lecturer in inclusive education, argues that the multicultural...
UWC's success counts against it
UWC's success counts against it
A gift and a dilemma: this is how Tyrone Pretorius, the new vice-chancellor of University of the Western Cape (UWC), views the institution's success...
Boost Africa's economy with knowledge
Boost Africa's economy with knowledge
CommentGiven desperately scarce economic, human and knowledge resources, African and South African universities will have to...
Africa must take pride of place in higher education
Africa must take pride of place in higher education
I listened intently when Unisa launched its Vision 2030 last month – a vision that will see this largest of South African universities transform...
Shock report reveals dire conditions
Shock report reveals dire conditions
Thousands of mainly poor, black students have to live in such appalling conditions that it is a "major miracle" they manage to pass any academic...
CHE panel 'acted with integrity'
CHE panel 'acted with integrity'
The decision of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) to withdraw the draft institutional audit report on the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)...
Professors of vision
Professors of vision
Faced with the discord between two kinds of practice, the one managerial and the other collegial (in a sense, crafted), some have argued that they...
A "big noise" on rural education
A "big noise" on rural education
In a first for South Africa, the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has established a chair of rural education.

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