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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.

‘It would be criminal to deny them access’

At the centre of the University of Johannesburg crisis is its vice-chancellor, Professor Ihron Rensburg. He spoke to <b>Bongani Nkosi</b>.

In defence of race-based policy

In the first of a two-part article Max Price argues that universities have to consider students' socioeconomic status.

UFS raises admissions requirements

New admissions criteria for entry to undergraduate programmes at the University of the Free State (UFS) will take effect immediately.

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Judicial Conduct Committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for his remarks about SA Israel relations

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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