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Malema calls on former matrics to report to academic institutions in 2018

'We must make sure that in 2018 all academically deserving students are admitted freely in SA universities and FET colleges'

NSFAS follows Zuma’s new plan – but with caution

How will the body deal with the president's surprise announcement?

JZ’s fees plan ‘reckless, regressive’

The president’s proposed policy for 2018 lacks the critical foresight to truly lay the groundwork to improve access to education

Wits staff set to strike

Employees say the university’s mooted salary increases won’t cover the escalating cost of living

Student loan plan shot down

The state is too heavily indebted to back the advances and the role of Sars is problematic

Tech colleges need better support

Heher says technical and vocational training colleges must become first-choice institutions

No money = no free fees, no health aid

The Davis tax committee’s reports make it clear that neither free higher education for all nor the NHI can be fully funded by the state

How to publish a fees report

'The manuscript you sent us (bar, perhaps, mention of a R99-billion surplus) brought us, and by extension our readers, no joy'

What the hijacking of South Africa’s Treasury means for the economy

The imposition of the fee-free higher education proposal on National Treasury without due consideration represents an escalation of state capture

EFF rejects ‘class segregation’ proposed by fees commission report

​The EFF has rejected the Heher Commission's report on the feasibility of fee-free education on the basis that it will create 'class segregation'

University South Africa is concerned about new funding proposal

USAf CEO Ahmed Bawa warned that the government’s implementation of the fees commission’s recommendations was more important than the report's release.

Fees commission report: Ten things you need to know

The Daily Vox rounds up what we learned from the executive summary.

How you will pay for Zuma’s free education plan

Slashing spending and upping taxes may help plug the budget shortfall and pay for higher education

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

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Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa