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The darker side of Indians

There is no light side to racial prejudice.

Motshekga acts on exam leaks

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has done the right thing by stepping into the matric exam mess in Mpumalanga

‘Outdated’ technical courses to return

The department of higher education and training is reintroducing the “outdated Nated” courses.

Matric boss quits

With the split in the education ministry, matric exams head Penny Vinjevold has quit to take up the position of superintendent- general.

Reign of vice

Until recently, Ndlovu was South Africa's highest-paid vice-chancellor, earning a R3,7-million package in 2007.

Trading oil for education

How do you plug the brain drain of students leaving your country to study in the United States?

African universities’ united response to climate change

Mesa has drawn on a community of scholars, researchers, teachers, students, government officials in higher education, private sector and civil society

Leaders under fire

If higher education is not prioritised, Africa's problems won't be solved.

Deeds, not words for higher education

Governments and heads of state in the African Union have emphasised the importance of higher education in the development of modern Africa.

Government beefs up funding

Tuition fee increases at most of South Africa's 23 public higher education institutions have been kept below 10% or did not increase at all this year.

Cricket bat beatings at NWU

From savage initiation rights to claims of race bias, the Potch campus is out of date and under review, writes Primarashni Gower.

Bugging boss

Aaron Ndlovu, the vice-chancellor of Mangosuthu University of Technology, had software installed to record the phone conversations of staff members.

Outspoken UKZN professor quits

Top UKZN physicist Professor Nithaya Chetty, facing a disciplinary tribunal for criticising vice-chancellor Malegapuru Makgoba in the media, has quit.

‘Failing the majority’

'The current system is hampering economic growth and development'

Committee to stem flow of outgoing engineers

On average a professor earns an annual package of R500 000, while junior and senior lecturers earn between R250 000 and R350 000.

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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

Press Releases

World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

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