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WSU suspends classes and exams to avoid the spread of Covid-19

The university says it has to take the precautionary measures because 26 students have tested positive on its East London campus

Few women leaders in academia

Patriarchal culture still dominates university leadership in SA, despite an abundance of qualified women

New education policy on gender violence released

Universities and other higher education institutions have to develop ways of preventing or dealing with rape and other damaging behaviour

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

UWC has resilience by the bucketful

The university is implementing plans to ensure that no student is left behind during the pandemic

Students need unity from leadership, not Twitter wars

Universities South Africa is an important voice that we should look to in the higher education sector. Unfortunately it is often inaudible

How South African universities are preparing for coronavirus

UP has temporarily disabled its biometric access systems, and several other institutions have established task teams ready to leap into action when Covid-19 hits their campuses

Thousands of students still fail to take up Nsfas funding

The financial scheme assisting those in higher learning institutions says it is ready for the year ahead, but many don’t know that they qualify

USAf’s position on Bill in line with its mission

Universities South Africa takes exception to André Myburgh’s characterisation of its submission on the Copyright Amendment Bill

MPs want inquiry into academics’ pay

The portfolio committee on higher education says that vice-chancellors salaries are not justifiable due to university performance

“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

Nzimande warns vice-chancellors against going behind his back

Minister tells academics he is responsible for higher education and they cannot undermine him by going to the presidency without talking to him first

Academics gather to discuss South Africa’s university of the future

USAf is hosting its first ever national higher education conference to discuss challenges and successes in the higher education sector

Universities are key to 4IR employment

Graduates need to learn critical, transdisciplinary skills if they are to thrive in the modern workplace

Old debts cost universities dearly

​While university students have been calling for historical fees debt to be scrapped, Parliament has heard that the amount owed is R9-billion

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