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The uberfication of the university

The pandemic is hastening neoliberal universities’ moves towards platform pedagogy, where lecturers become participants in the “just-in-time” gig economy and students become “clients”

Editorial: Nzimande’s shame is youth’s loss

Before Nzimande or anyone in government thinks of telling young people to “choose” TVET colleges again, they need to fix this sector

Institutions of higher learning should commemorate their casualties

The bust of Matikweni Nkuna at Tshwane University of Technology is an example of how we should honour those who fought for equal access to education

International rankings don’t measure what matters

The privilege-protecting systems we use for grading universities are simply poor science

Five universities extend academic year to March 2021

Minister Blade Nzimande says a staggered ending of the academic year is intended to support students

The wicked challenge of rethinking internationalisation in Southern Africa

The ability to innovate, and adaptability and flexibility will determine whether universities can advance internationalisation in the post-Covid-19 world

Is internationalisation in jeopardy?

The pandemic is an opportunity for universities to set new parameters for interacting with foreign students and staff

Traditional universities must adapt or die

Covid-19 made obvious the need for universities to adopt fourth industrial revolution strategies

Protecting women on campuses is a priority

A GBV policy framework that achieves gender equality in the post-school education sector and broader society needs to be urgently implemented

More black students at university, but still starting at a disadvantage

The headcount of black students at all universities stood at 84.8% in 2017 compared with 14.3% of white students. In 2005 black students comprised 74.5% of the university population while white students made up 25.3%

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

Covid-19 pandemic highlights challenges of online teaching and learning

The obvious hurdle is how to deal with economic inequalities among students, while other difficulties are communication without the physical aspects and how to build trust.

Caring for students goes beyond the teaching project

The Covid-19 pandemic gives universities an opportunity to find new ways of ensuring the health and well-being of students

Universities must be a catalyst for innovation and for good

The Covid-19 pandemic is frightening, but it has also reminded us that we exist because of the care of other people

International students need equal care

Contradictory pandemic regulations could to be putting critical training in jeopardy

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