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​Integrate science, don’t segregate it

Incorporating the best of   Western and indigenous knowledge is a better approach for universities.

Vice-chancellors want free tuition for poor students in 2017

Varsity heads want student aid to be extended to families earning less than R200  000 a year.

State ‘advised varsity shutdown’

Academics are putting in place plans to help students write exams should universities shut.

Equal Education: Students are aiming at the wrong target and inadvertently protecting the government

Equal Education general secretary Tshepo Motsepe: "The only institution that can deliver free education is the government".

​Varsity fee hikes could go above 8%

Besides looking into finances the institutions are making plans should a shutdown affect exams.

‘Cost disease’ plagues varsities and efficiency at institutions is closely examined

Cost efficiency at universities is under scrutiny as employee salaries make up their biggest expense.

Varsities brace for fee increase as Sasco warns of ‘worse’ protests than last year

A university umbrella body is trying to mitigate the damage ahead of Blade Nzimande’s expected unveiling of a 6% rise in tuition fees for 2017.

Barbarism, burnings and Beckett

If public art, symbols and monuments are to play a role in building “social cohesion”, we need to adopt different approaches.

#ColourBlind campaign refuses to open its eyes to injustice

The campaign is laced with good intentions but ultimately has the potential to cause more harm than good.

NWU closes Mafikeng campus indefinitely after violent protests

Students have been told to go home after the Northwest University’s Mafikeng Campus closed its doors until further notice.

Political parties condemn university violence

The ANC, DA and EFF have spoken out against the escalating violence and apparent deterioration of race relations across SA's universities.

University of Free State suspends lectures after Varsity Cup violence

All academic activity has been suspended at the university following clashes between rugby supporters and protesters.

UCT gets interdict against 16 students

Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe's son is among the students the University of Cape Town alleges were part of violent protests.

Student protests have pitted reform against revolution

Two narratives have emerged from student protests in South Africa: reform on the one hand – and revolution on the other. Which narrative will triumph?

#FeesMustFall protesters march to Parliament

Parliament staff and workers downed tools on Monday, while students of the #FeesMustFall campaign continued to protest outside the gates.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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