University Fees

Universities to be made more affordable

Cheaper - but not free. New regulations to tackle expensive tertiary education

US students find new way to pay for education – their future earnings

With student debt currently weighing down the US economy students have had to find new ways to finance their studies

Old debts cost universities dearly

​While university students have been calling for historical fees debt to be scrapped, Parliament has heard that the amount owed is R9-billion

Here’s #HowToPayTheFees

Funding models have emerged to address higher education costs

Varsity 2033: Save now or pay later

To pay for my son’s studies in 16 years’ time, I have to start investing in an inflation-beating fund now

Big dreams, high fees

How poverty in many households excludes students from the chance to break the cycle of disadvantage

Prioritise sustainability, and higher education thrives

Countries thrive when supported by a well-resourced and value-creating higher education sector.

The human cost of varsity debt

Five students tell of their struggles to get funding to make their career dreams a reality.

​Civil society steps in to build an equal university education

Practical steps will help the National Education Crisis Forum resolve the fees issue and other problems.

​Universities have plans to register indebted students – but not all of them

Vice-chancellors have been warned this could put universities in danger – students owe R2-billion.

​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future

A new university fees scheme proposes a government and private sector partnership.

​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students

Bawa said the assumption was that there were about 400  000 students who fell in the “missing middle” category.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income