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It’s time to get real about free higher education
It’s time to get real about free higher education
As populist politics threatens to derail another academic year it is time to sit back and reflect on practical reality.
Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals
Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals
Every day academics wade through emails riddled with spelling errors promising almost immediate publication of their research. These publications...
​Queer students battle for inclusion
​Queer students battle for inclusion
The youth grabbed Dewaldt Visser by the collar, spat in his face and said: “Fok off uit hierdie huis uit. Jy behoort nie hier nie. [Fuck off out...
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
The start of the academic year is looming in South Africa. The student protests that rocked most...
Tensions simmer over first-year university enrolments for 2017
Tensions simmer over first-year university enrolments for 2017
The South African Students Congress (Sasco) has warned that students will revolt if the department of higher education and training reduces...
#FeesMustFall cost 18 varsities more than R460m in damage to property alone
#FeesMustFall cost 18 varsities more than R460m in damage to property alone
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has been hardest hit by the violent student protests over the zero percent fee increases and fee-free higher...
Editorial: Protect our precious varsities
Editorial: Protect our precious varsities
There have been many bad reactions to the convulsions on our university campuses in recent months, but the comments by ANC secretary general Gwede...
Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs
Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs
I just listened to Gwede Mantashe, the secretary general of the ANC. He was asked about his views on the ongoing strife in our universities and the...
SA universities' professoriate needs more women but fares adequately by global standards
SA universities' professoriate needs more women but fares adequately by global standards
Arguably, there are too few women professors at local universities – but the picture looks even bleaker at some overseas institutions.

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