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Unisa appoints its first woman vice-chancellor

Professor Puleng Lenkabula will be the first woman vice-chancellor since Unisa’s establishment 148 years ago. She is also the fifth women vice-chancellor in the country

International rankings don’t measure what matters

The privilege-protecting systems we use for grading universities are simply poor science

Young academics need mentors and sponsors

New lecturers and researchers need guidance on achieving targets, or risk being thrown into the deep end without being taught how to swim

Five universities extend academic year to March 2021

Minister Blade Nzimande says a staggered ending of the academic year is intended to support students

Covid-19 exposes South Africa’s digital literacy divide

Only a few households have access to the internet and students and learners , but educators can find ways to improve reading for meaning and digital knowledge

South African universities record 22 deaths from Covid-19

A Universities South Africa survey shows that 20 people — 19 staff members and one student — at local universities have died after contracting the coronavirus

Our Covid-19 world: how to reintegrate students into universities

Communication about the behavioural shifts and adaptations needed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic at institutions of higher education must be student-led

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories

The gap year

Taking a gap after school can be the best possible way for students to prepare for their future and find their feet

Develop responsible students through engaged research and community partnerships

Community engagement and social responsibility is not an “add on”; it is a core role and responsibility of higher education.

“Excuses” hinder varsity transformation, academics say

Academics say that while a lot of ground has been covered when it comes to higher education, a lot more still needs to be done

Transformative leadership is about building relationships

Universities across the globe are adapting to a changing world. It’s crucial that leaders set a good example

Universities offer HIV treatment

On-campus clinics roll out ARTs to students to improve access and decrease stigma

Higher education institutions need to face up to the future

The emerging new world order demands reflexive schools whose graduates address society’s needs

What is the real value of a doctoral degree?

The qualification must evolve beyond the niche to better the society in which academics live

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