Department of Higher Education

 
Universities to be made more affordable
Universities to be made more affordable
The department of higher education, science and technology is working on a regulatory framework for setting fees at universities to ensure they are...
Postgraduate funding needs a boost
Postgraduate funding needs a boost
Every year September 30 is an important date for prospective university students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is the closing date...
UniZulu’s plans to build residences hampered because it does not own land
UniZulu’s plans to build residences hampered because it does not own land
Nomarashiya Caluza, council chairperson of the University of Zululand (UniZulu), says the institution has been unable to build...
Déjà VUT: Nzimande appoints another administrator at embattled university
Déjà VUT: Nzimande appoints another administrator at embattled university
Blade Nzimande — the minister of higher education and training, science and technology — has appointed former University of Johannesburg vice-chancellor, Professor Ihron Rensburg, as an administrator at the Vaal University of Technology....
What is the real value of a doctoral degree?
What is the real value of a doctoral degree?
Minister Naledi Pandor should be commended for undertaking and completing her doctoral studies (How to complete your...
Shaping cities goes beyond student beds
Shaping cities goes beyond student beds
Beds, it would seem from a cursory reading of the South African business press, are a major issue. The government has announced that a staggering...
Payment delays anger students
Payment delays anger students
Students are gearing up to write their mid-year exams but about 110 000 of them, nearly half of those who have been approved for bursaries and...
Crisis at TVET – 20 colleges shut down as students wait years for diplomas
Crisis at TVET – 20 colleges shut down as students wait years for diplomas
Tens of thousands of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) college graduates are still waiting for their certificates — some...
Nzimande: 75% of students won’t experience fee increases in 2017
Nzimande: 75% of students won’t experience fee increases in 2017
Most tertiary education students will not have to pay fee increases in 2017, according to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.
​Coloniality persists in our universities and we must urgently decolonise
​Coloniality persists in our universities and we must urgently decolonise
COMMENTThe movement to decolonise higher education — a coalition of students, progressive academics, university staff and concerned...
​Varsities are chronically underfunded say more than 1 200 SA academics
​Varsities are chronically underfunded say more than 1 200 SA academics
We, academics of South African universities, call on our government to address the funding crisis in higher education.
Zuma names two new universities
Zuma names two new universities
The new university being built in Kimberley next year will be called the Sol Plaatje University, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

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