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The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court

The EFF is going to court in a bid to have the higher education minister’s directive that Unisa lower its first-time student intake overruled

Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid

Ramaphosa says regaining learning time lost to the coronavirus pandemic will be a priority this year, but does not specify how

Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng

UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng talks to Nicolene de Wee about transformation, the bullying claims against her, and her passion for music

Students to receive NSFAS laptops by March

Nearly a year after Nzimande announced that NSFAS beneficiaries would receive laptops as part of the interventions for Covid-19 at higher education institutions, the devices are yet to be delivered

The humble syllabus puts students first

By building online courses backwards, the necessary skills can be taught in stages

Virtual world left out of policy on universities’ international collaboration

The pandemic has underlined the need for effective research, teaching and learning through virtual platforms regardless of travel restrictions

How to create a new and better normal in the education sector

The education sector should use the opportunity of Covid-19 to address its challenges strategically

Unisa appoints its first woman vice-chancellor

Professor Puleng Lenkabula will be the first woman vice-chancellor since Unisa’s establishment 148 years ago. She is also the fifth women vice-chancellor in the country

Editorial: Nzimande’s shame is youth’s loss

Before Nzimande or anyone in government thinks of telling young people to “choose” TVET colleges again, they need to fix this sector

NSFAS’s woes do not help its mandate

Nehawu wants the scheme’s administrator, Randall Carolissen, to be removed

International rankings don’t measure what matters

The privilege-protecting systems we use for grading universities are simply poor science

Five universities extend academic year to March 2021

Minister Blade Nzimande says a staggered ending of the academic year is intended to support students

Probe into SMU vice-chancellor put on ice

Lawyers have told Parliament’s higher education portfolio committee that it can’t examine sexual misconduct allegations against Vice-Chancellor Peter Mbati

The case for alumni funding

Alumni can play a pivotal role in their alma mater’s long-term success and sustainability

Covid-19 pandemic highlights challenges of online teaching and learning

The obvious hurdle is how to deal with economic inequalities among students, while other difficulties are communication without the physical aspects and how to build trust.

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