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EFF rejects 'class segregation' proposed by fees commission report
EFF rejects 'class segregation' proposed by fees commission report
The EFF on Monday rejected the Heher Commission's report on the feasibility of free higher education on the basis that it will create "class...
Letters to the editor: October 27 to November 2 2017
Letters to the editor: October 27 to November 2 2017
Let me congratulate Ra’eesa Pather on the article “Justice for Timol leaves us with...
Universities must adapt to the future
Universities must adapt to the future
Technology will fundamentally affect the next era of higher education, and most institutions are aware that they must incorporate technology into...
Student fund gets a human face
Student fund gets a human face
The saga of the R14-million that was accidentally paid to a student at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) has knocked the image of the National Student...
Wanelisa Xaba on using crowdfunding to pay fees: 'I got a lot of shaming from people'
Wanelisa Xaba on using crowdfunding to pay fees: 'I got a lot of shaming from people'
While the #FeesMustFall movement pushes for free, decolonised education, students who are unable to afford university are still left to...
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...

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