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Market affects students’ lives
Market affects students’ lives
The property relations of South African cities, established during the colonial and apartheid periods, today affect the political economy of higher...
Class and social capital affect university students
Class and social capital affect university students
There’s a great deal of comfort to be had in the idea that success at university is primarily or exclusively the result of a student’s hard...
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...

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