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How to survive postgrad: Survival tips from postgraduate students

Form good relationships with your classmates for important support in postgrad

Postgraduate opportunities

There are several bursary opportunities still available

Cultural barriers must fall

The exclusionary obstacles that international students face affect their academic performance.

Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs

African universities were once considered vital tools for nation building and destroying them risks reversing the developmental gains we have made.

Varsities need cash to stay ahead: South Africa has too much to lose from cost cuts

Unless the government acts now, we will leave our children with a legacy of scientific colonialism.

African universities offer ray of light

Flagship universities should be nurtured to enhance the continent’s competitiveness.

Mixed messages deepen inequality

Western hegemony in higher education will not fall as long as state policies perpetuate it.

UWC’s success counts against it

Despite overcoming much of its apartheid legacy, the university is being denied the financial aid it needs to develop its facilities.

Boost Africa’s economy with knowledge

African universities are under immense pressure to accelerate their developmental projects.

Africa must take pride of place in higher education

The Africanisation of the curricula at higher education institutions is long overdue.

Shock report reveals dire conditions

Students at South Africa's universities live in squalid accommodation and often go hungry. <b>David Macfarlane</b> reports.

CHE panel ‘acted with integrity’

Leaked letter written by UKZN audit chair Martin Hall 'substantially compromised audit', writes <b>Ahmed Essop</b>.

Professors of vision

If tertiary collegiality has succumbed to managerialism, where do we go from here?

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.

Deeds, not words for higher education

Governments and heads of state in the African Union have emphasised the importance of higher education in the development of modern Africa.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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