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New education policy on gender violence released

Universities and other higher education institutions have to develop ways of preventing or dealing with rape and other damaging behaviour

A small number of students can return to university, but some choose not to

They stayed away because they feared getting Covid-19, had comorbidities, were in quarantine, had become infected and the safety measures such as curfews were too limiting

UCT to loan (some) students laptops during Covid-19 lockdown

The university is also surveying its students to ascertain what kind of support they need to be able to participate in online learning

Some varsities are out of touch with students’ reality

On Tuesday Nzimande announced the closure of all higher education institutions as of Wednesday until April 15

Government’s plan for universities and schools – the story so far

Ministers outline initiatives and the plans for all education institutions

Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus

Following several other countries, South Africa will send learners home this week

Universities to be made more affordable

Cheaper - but not free. New regulations to tackle expensive tertiary education

Postgraduate funding needs a boost

There’s a shortage of skilled labour and private-public sector investment may be the solution

What is the real value of a doctoral degree?

The qualification must evolve beyond the niche to better the society in which academics live

Shaping cities goes beyond student beds

Sustainable urban development requires the collaboration of municipalities and the universities to advance social integration

Crisis at TVET – 20 colleges shut down as students wait years for diplomas

‘Sheer incompetence’ and a lack of diligence appear to be holding up the certification process at TVET colleges.

Nzimande: 75% of students won’t experience fee increases in 2017

Student protesters should make the most of the opportunities government has made available to them, says the higher education minister.

​Coloniality persists in our universities and we must urgently decolonise

Decolonisation will take time and those capable of making it a reality are in short supply.

​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.

Zuma names two new universities

Two institutions being built in the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga will start operating next year with no more than 200 students each.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

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

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