Universities

To the first-years from rural and township schools: Don’t despair

My colleagues and I were talking about our experiences as first-year students and how things can...

Academics must reach out to the public

By sharing their ideas and knowledge, they can change the world. What’s holding them back?

Modi attacks universities

By threatening students and academics, the Indian government seeks to create a compliant nation. But it is also a push towards disaster

Matrics don’t need a degree to get a job

Artisans are in short supply and colleges and apprenticeships are a viable alternative to a university qualification

Prepare for the  ‘unknown unknowns’

Universities need to adapt teaching and curricula to cater for the fourth industrial revolution

Broken promises ruin chances for Eastern Cape students

Students from vocational colleges in the Eastern Cape are furious about late stipends, bad treatment by security on campus and outdated equipment

Our universities need relevance and excellence

In shaping Africa’s universities we should take the best from two examples: Dar and Makerere

UP actively boosts women professors and researchers

The university has 83 (32.5%) women professors out of a total of 255

Universities are key to 4IR employment

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

Higher education institutions need to face up to the future

The emerging new world order demands reflexive schools whose graduates address society’s needs

NSFAS receives 400 000 new funding applications

The budget is expected to increase next year to R32-billion to fund about 400 920 TVET students and 377 050 university students

South Africa’s entrepreneurs remain elusive

Perhaps the reason is less about poor support and more about a bad attitude to self-employment

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Slice of life: The Wilds’ Purple Pimpernel

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Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it