Higher Education South Africa

Save Fort Hare and stop with the theatrics

The university with its rich history is not only the pride of the Eastern Cape but of the continent. It needs to regain its glorious status in academia and not only be in the news for unfortunate reasons

Transform campuses, transform society

These transit points can move the decolonisation process forward by breaking down barriers

Thousands of students still fail to take up Nsfas funding

The financial scheme assisting those in higher learning institutions says it is ready for the year ahead, but many don’t know that they qualify

Radical approach needed to tackle student debt

Student debt has become an "excruciating" experience for SA's poor families and must be "treated like the crisis it is".

TUT’s neglected campuses are about to get facelifts

Students in Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwe are angry about the state of the Tshwane University of Technology - but plans are afoot for big changes.

Sing from the same higher education hymn sheet

Only with consensus will current threats, like low success rates, to higher education become opportunities for economic and social development.

Varsity councils need upgrading

All post-1994 ministers have had to deploy administrators to shore up troubled universities.

The role of universities in averting disaster

Higher education can make a lasting contribution to the Africa's education challenges

Universities round on Nzimande and his Higher Education Amendment Bill

They claim drastic legal changes will give him more power to interfere.

WSU VC urges return to campus peace

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) vice-chancellor Marcus Balintulo on Friday urged staff and students to return to the Mthatha campus on Monday.

Policy set to curb salaries of VCs

The education department has released a draft policy but have failed to follow guidelines recommended by a study conducted in 2005.


Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories