Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng appointed new UCT vice-chancellor

Phakeng said she was "humbled" by the appointment, which takes effect on July 1, 2018.

EFFSC shuts down UNISA’s Sunnyside campus as students register late

​After reopening late applications, Unisa saw chaos erupt as students climbed over the campus’ fence to register before the January 19 deadline

Internships would spawn ace teachers

Students studying to be teachers by distance learning should be given more time in classrooms

Searching for new queer terms

Words in local languages to describe queer people are offensive and in English are inaccessible

University rankings: Boon or bane?

Most industry players believe the criteria used in university rankings leave out critical considerations such as the social context of South Africa.

Are South Africans up to Thabo Mbeki’s call for a ‘rebirth’?

In his inaugural speech as Unisa chancellor, Mbeki raised a number issues which remain pertinent in the country.

Thabo Mbeki: Attacking foreign nationals is not patriotic or revolutionary

The newly-elected chancellor of Unisa says South Africans must not forget the support shown by African countries during the struggle for liberation.

Unisa’s top staff take R10m bonus cut to fund students

The gesture by the vice-chancellor, registrar, deans and principals will top up the bursary fund.

WATCH LIVE: Angela Davis delivers the 17th annual Steve Biko memorial lecture

The lecture is taking place at the University of South Africa's ZK Matthews Hall.

AfriForum takes Unisa to court over language policy

AfriForum is approaching the High Court in Pretoria over the disputed language policy at the University of South Africa.

Unisa profs step out of class to teach poor

Unisa lecturers have been taking free learning to the townships since 2009, helping to boost small businesses in impoverished communities.

Tshabalala resigns as SABC chairperson

After refusing to resign earlier this month, saying she had done nothing wrong, SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has handed in her resignation.


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