South African universities

 
Mixed messages deepen inequality
Mixed messages deepen inequality
Has higher education become the poisoned gift of national liberation? Robert Aman, a lecturer in inclusive education, argues that the multicultural...
Blade looks to university campuses to house community-based colleges
Blade looks to university campuses to house community-based colleges
The department is looking at placing the colleges, which would target an estimated 18-million unskilled and without matric adults, at existing...
'Bush college' produced many far-sighted leaders
'Bush college' produced many far-sighted leaders
During the 1970s, while I was in late primary and then secondary school, our Rassool family often drove along Rhodes Drive and Modderdam Road, past...
Policy set to curb salaries of VCs
Policy set to curb salaries of VCs
The Education Department has released a draft policy that university councils should use to determine the salary packages of vice-chancellors and...
Degrees of racism
Degrees of racism
An explosive report on pervasive racial and sexual discrimination at South African universities, and the failure of university authorities to...
Better the devil you know ...
Better the devil you know ...
Gregarious Kader Asmal threw the university and technikon sector into a tailspin as the minister of education by merging them to create 23...
An opinion carries a high price
An opinion carries a high price
The 'chilling effect' of threatened disciplinary proceedings hanging over the heads of academics who voice an opinion is troubling, writes Angus...
A crush at UKZN's exits
A crush at UKZN's exits
As the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) management circulates a persona non grata list ensuring that certain staff members are not reemployed,...
The world according to 'Nyayo'
The world according to 'Nyayo'
In his book, Problems of Knowledge and Freedom, acclaimed American writer Noam Chomsky laments: "The attempt to convert the universities...
Shhhh, we're a university
Shhhh, we're a university
Good show that we're back. The summer break throws those of us in tertiary education into a humid hiatus where nothing happens. Apart from the...
Varsities on a budget high
Varsities on a budget high
A collective sigh of relief must have rippled through university corridors on Wednesday as Finance Minister Trevor Manuel allocated an extra...
'Christ's' third coming?
'Christ's' third coming?
Sacked vice-chancellor of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Aubrey Mokadi wants to be reinstated in his post for the third time, after...

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