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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

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

Payment delays anger students

Nearly half of those who qualify for funding are affected but the financial aid scheme blames institutions for being tardy

FameLab South Africa: University of the Free State’s Emmie Chiyindiko wins

She will now compete in the international competition in the UK

Free State university decries financial exclusion article

UFS has rejected the perception created by Thato Rossouw in 'The cold shadow of exclusion'

ConCourt ruling on UFS missed the point

'Students “choose” English. This is not the “choice” anticipated by the Constitution'

UFS langauge policy led to racial tension

But the ConCourt’s minority judgment said the court had ignored the dominance of English

‘Sex pest claim got me fired’

An ex-staffer claims UFS sacked her on trumped-up fraud charges leaked by her alleged harasser

AfriForum: Dropping Afrikaans as a language of instruction at UFS is unconstitutional

AfriForum says the University of the Free State wishes Afrikaans in its historical notion of oppression.

Analysis: Why doesn’t medicine measure up to SA’s transformation ideal?

Student demographics are shifting, but academic staff remain predominantly white

SA Human Rights Commission to probe alleged UFS racist attack

The SA Human Rights Commission will investigate an alleged racially motivated attack on UFS student, Muzi Gwebu.

Universities should be a safe space to talk about race

Universities must become places where people can address their differences.

‘Take the baton from Tutu’

An institute for race studies has been set up opposite the notorious Reitz residence on UFS, writes <b>Kamogelo Seekoei</b>.

Racism’s untraceable stink

Prejudice is far too subliminal to be addressed simply by some non-threatening conversations, writes <b>Pedro Alexis Tabensky</b>.

UFS raises admissions requirements

New admissions criteria for entry to undergraduate programmes at the University of the Free State (UFS) will take effect immediately.

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