University Fees Protests

​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.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.