Student Funding

​Clinton promises big changes for students if she wins

The US has one of the most expensive higher education systems in the world.

State-backed loan scheme ticks all boxes

​For the government to wholly fund public higher education is seemingly impossible.

Are student loans the only answer?

Fee-free higher education could cost as much as an additional R71-billion a year

Free university for all is unrealistic

South Africa's economy won't be able to shoulder the burden of what students are demanding

No fees: Breathe fire into ubuntu

South Africa can afford fee-free universities without squeezing them to make do with even less.

Youth will force change on their terms if leaders dither

Young people need a clear vision of the type of country they want to live in and should truly address the inequalities of the past.

Ministers’ pockets can fund a degree

Mduduzi Manana believes his fellow Cabinet members can and should help pay for student fees.

Student is punished twice for being poor

A graduate says he can’t get a decent job because the university withheld his certificate over debt.

Industry has a major role to play in skills development

The responsibility for funding higher education and training cannot be a government responsibility alone.

Graduates capped with a debt letter

Students claim they didn’t get certificates after the funding agency failed to pay their fees.

Anatomy of a varsity textbook

It’s not just a lump of paper and ink, but a curated and researched stake in your future.

‘Mechanic’ fixes varsity breakdown

Acting vice-chancellor bends the rules to readmit 5 000 needy students who faced exclusion.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world