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Young people need a bailout: Cancel student debt held by national banks

A more equitable and fair society, able to conquer the effects of pandemics, starts with debt-free education and skills development

Student help on the way with new scheme to let citizens assist with study costs

Ministerial project to let individuals and funds help raise money for student bursaries and loans to start in 2017.

Prioritise merit, need and payback

Government’s approach has to change and universities and students must work together.

Editorial: Ditch the debt of smart students

The mismanagement of student loans has a direct impact on graduates' future and has often led to their misery.

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.

Graduates capped with a debt letter

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

‘Mechanic’ fixes varsity breakdown

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

When learning’s door gets bolted for students

Government, state agencies and universities must urgently solve the dire shortage of funding for students.

State leaves students high and dry

A shortfall in financial aid means the doors of academia will be closed to scores of candidates.

Students hurt by pricey textbooks

Ways to create cheaper learning materials are being probed, but there are stumbling blocks.

Tech glitches exclude needy students

Serious problems in system leave hundreds of thousands of eligible applicants empty-handed.

Nzimande’s budget snubs poor university students

The budget allocated to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme shows government will be dealing with the funding problem for poor students soon.

‘Students can’t all expect to get loans’

Higher education funding crisis set to stoke fires at campuses again in 2015.

Higher education is not a market place

Britain is paying the price for its controversial student loan scheme.

Student funding: A spanner in the works

Too many students have to make do with poor academic staff and infrastructural inadequacies.

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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