student funding

 
​Clinton promises big changes for students if she wins
​Clinton promises big changes for students if she wins
The funding of higher education is a current issue globally, and has been a key part of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the...
State-backed loan scheme ticks all boxes
State-backed loan scheme ticks all boxes
But a University of Cape Town philosophy lecturer, Gregory Hull, believes a well-designed student loan scheme could be the solution, according to...
Are student loans the only answer?
Are student loans the only answer?
The pressure is on as cries for free education reverberate across university campuses. Although the idea of debt sits uncomfortably with many, an...
Free university for all is unrealistic
Free university for all is unrealistic
The idea of free education in South Africa is unviable in the short and longer term. Here are some facts about our economy gleaned from the budget...
No fees: Breathe fire into ubuntu
No fees: Breathe fire into ubuntu
Students have won the battle for no fee increases. But have they won the war for free education?
Youth will force change on their terms if leaders dither
Youth will force change on their terms if leaders dither
This year has seen the awakening of young people as they challenge the structures and spaces that they feel are oppressive. Campaigns such as...
Ministers' pockets can fund a degree
Ministers' pockets can fund a degree
In his usual chic garb, the deputy minister of higher education and training, Mduduzi Manana, is unlikely to be a hot favourite among his Cabinet...
[Video]One-on-one with Mmusi Maimane: Transforming our education system
[Video]One-on-one with Mmusi Maimane: Transforming our education system
The M&G's Victoria John speaks to DA leader Mmusi Maimane about the state of the country's education system and what he would do differently.
Student is punished twice for being poor
Student is punished twice for being poor
When Sello Molewa attended his graduation at the University of Limpopo in 2008 he was bestowed with an empty envelope, a certificate for his...
Industry has a major role to play in skills development
Industry has a major role to play in skills development
It has become almost trite in South Africa that, each year, as the academic calendar commences, student strikes become the dominant feature because...
Graduates capped with a debt letter
Graduates capped with a debt letter
Graduation day is supposed to be a happy and grand affair. You walk, head held high, on to the stage in your Sunday best, shake the hand of the...
Anatomy of a varsity textbook
Anatomy of a varsity textbook
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