University Admissions

Tokyo med school admits it altered tests to keep women out

The scandal was uncovered by investigators looking into claims the university padded the scores of an education ministry bureaucrat's son

Bid to end varsity chaos drags

Blade Nzimande's plan to introduce a centralised system for tertiary registrations is behind schedule.

UCT admissions: Race will still be considered

UCT says race will still be considered in a proposed student admissions policy but only as one of many other factors to determine disadvantage.

Mixed signals in post-school system

Colleges are vital in the attempt to unscramble the confusion at the doors of higher learning that leave thousands in limbo.

Nzimande cleaning house to avoid another UJ stampede

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has unveiled his plan to better manage the admission of thousands of prospective students to universities.

US Supreme Court divided on affirmative action

A US Supreme Court fight over an affirmative action plan at the University of Texas could change the face of admissions in higher education in the US.

Free market for the best students

Even elite, research-intensive universities may find themselves touting for candidates, but this won't help applicants whose grades fell short.

Moving towards plan B: Use the gap to get ahead

The disappointment of matric results is not the end of the world -- kick-start your future by using this time wisely.

Past sins revisited and corrected

In the second of his two-part article, Max price explains why UCT uses race in deciding who to admit.

Sub-par matric is a ticket to desperation

The dramatic rise in the pass rate over the past two years raises unrealistic expectations about entry into higher education.

Blade’s green paper cuts to the education core

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's new policy document offers an unflinchingly thorough analysis of SA's training needs, but is it enough?

Mixed reaction to minister’s proposals to improve training

Experts question the proposal of a new application system for universities and the touting of FET colleges as a viable alternative to universities.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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