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Favour rigorous debate, not security
Favour rigorous debate, not security
SECURITYA short paragraph titled “Security Enhancements” recently appeared in the University of the Witwatersrand’s internal newsletter. “The university is investigating the possibility of enhancing its security provisions on campus,” it read. “These enhancements may...
Prioritise sustainability, and higher education thrives
Prioritise sustainability, and higher education thrives
COMMENTIn his 2017 budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan allocated an additional R5-billion to higher education over the next three...
A letter to first-year students who carry burdens heavier than their backpacks
A letter to first-year students who carry burdens heavier than their backpacks
This is for the village kid who woke up at 3am every morning to start a fire so they could boil water to bath and prepare for their day. For the...
​Technical college examiners not paid for years
​Technical college examiners not paid for years
Officials appointed to set and moderate exam question papers at technical colleges are fuming over the higher education department’s failure to...
Students contest the status quo
Students contest the status quo
COMMENTOver the past two years, universities have become increasingly contested spaces. Student movements have rejected the status quo and...
To survive, South Africa's universities must learn to engage with chaos
To survive, South Africa's universities must learn to engage with chaos
The recent 2016 meeting of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Convocation – the annual gathering of its alumni – has
​Higher education not a commodity
​Higher education not a commodity
Through their protests, campaigns and actions students have placed several fundamental issues on the public agenda. Among the most important of...
Inequalities increase as fees rise
Inequalities increase as fees rise
Since 2000, South Africa has devoted a low and declining share of gross domestic product to tertiary education.
#Fees2017: Open letter to the South African ambassador to the United States
#Fees2017: Open letter to the South African ambassador to the United States
South African students and workers in New York are on their way to the South African consulate, where they intend to hand over a letter...
Students in New York rise up in solidarity with #FeesMustFall
Students in New York rise up in solidarity with #FeesMustFall
Students across various universities in New York, as well as workers in the city, are set to march to the South African consulate on Wednesday to...
​Equal Education says high earners, taxed correctly, could fund fee-free education
​Equal Education says high earners, taxed correctly, could fund fee-free education
Lobby group Equal Education (EE) says the government should examine the personal taxation structure of the top 10% of South Africa’s earners.
​Billions potentially lost as universities stare down the barrel of a 0% fee increase
​Billions potentially lost as universities stare down the barrel of a 0% fee increase
The country’s 26 universities would collectively lose R2.2-billion if government insists on implementing a 0% fee increase at universities...

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