David Macfarlane

Iqbal Surve dumps UCT over ‘lip service’

The Independent Media boss cites "jobs for pals" and lack of change in his resignation letter from various University of Cape Town bodies.

Education’s legal fires ‘need dousing’

In an unusual case, activists want the government to be legally bound to extensive education reforms.

Civil society exposes government’s chronic denialism

So heavily has the government's thumb been pressing its "spin at all costs" button it's become too easy to lose sight of the human realities at stake

Bunking Blade bust

Instead of attending a critical meeting of a university he put under administration, he took to the streets in support of the president.

Textbooks crisis: Damning report fails Motshekga

New data expose the staggering inequities in state schooling, putting Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's own performance squarely on the line.

Denial an ‘other force’ to be reckoned with

School workbooks now introduce another steaming pile of tender-related questions in this debacle, writes David Macfarlane.

Heavy-handed Nzimande prepares to face-off against CUT

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is on a collision course with CUT management after putting the university under administration.

Universities in firing line must explain to Nzimande

Nzimande has been advised to place two universities under administration but has given their councils the opportunity to explain themselves first.

The standards that matter

Children are unlikely to excel in schools that are falling to pieces.

Blade’s promises are educational

The minister's budget-vote speech traversed competing priorities.

Blade’s budget blues: Universities to bear the brunt

Parliament's discussion about the financing of SA's universities and skills development sector begs the question: What is at stake? The answer: A lot.

Nzimande’s priority to be skills training

Higher education minister Blade Nzimande's budget vote next week has virtually become predictable -- for colleges and Setas.

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Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

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LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences