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Virus exposes inequalities at universities

Students at the former homeland universities battle with conditions created by poverty

There are alternatives to pushing emergency remote learning at universities

Forcing students to study online perpetuates inequalities and stress that not even academics are prepared for

Universities have a role to play in a pandemic and should adjust accordingly

An executive centre that makes decisions quickly is advisable to ensure staff, students and research are well taken care of

Online learning in lockdown is far from ideal

Varsities are determined to complete the first semester even if it hinders some students

UCT to loan (some) students laptops during Covid-19 lockdown

The university is also surveying its students to ascertain what kind of support they need to be able to participate in online learning

Some varsities are out of touch with students’ reality

On Tuesday Nzimande announced the closure of all higher education institutions as of Wednesday until April 15

Higher-education institutions around Africa close as the world combats Covid-19

Several countries, including Kenya and Senegal, have ordered their tertiary education institutions to shut down in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus

Government’s plan for universities and schools – the story so far

Ministers outline initiatives and the plans for all education institutions

We must fight for Fort Hare’s unique project

Political calls for the vice-chancellor to resign misunderstand the mandate of a university

How universities can use the coronavirus outbreak to promote regionalisation

International student and staff exchanges are key components of higher education. But the Covid-19 pandemic offers the chance to look closer to home

Students, your violence destroyed a man’s livelihood

While life goes on for the students at UniZulu, may they spare a thought for Ndumiso Ntsele whose only sin was to try to make an honest living in tough economic times

How South African universities are preparing for coronavirus

UP has temporarily disabled its biometric access systems, and several other institutions have established task teams ready to leap into action when Covid-19 hits their campuses

Save Fort Hare and stop with the theatrics

The university with its rich history is not only the pride of the Eastern Cape but of the continent. It needs to regain its glorious status in academia and not only be in the news for unfortunate reasons

Study unpacks the ‘hidden racism’ at Stellenbosch

Students say they feel unseen and unheard at the university because of their skin colour

‘White fragility’ is damaging SA universities

Academics at a recent meeting called for white liberals to acknowledge they ‘are the problem’

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