University funding

 
​The global case for free education
​The global case for free education
In a world in which the ever-rising cost of university tuition is the trend, only a handful of nations provide higher education for no, or...
Universities dig in their heels over 0% fees hike as it is 'unsustainable'
Universities dig in their heels over 0% fees hike as it is 'unsustainable'
The powers that be at the country’s universities have pushed back on a proposed fee hike of 6.3% in a move that saw university councils reclaim...
Varsities: We daren't let the bucks stop here
Varsities: We daren't let the bucks stop here
I was cornered in the lift this week by a student who piped up in a typical Wits-cheeky manner: “So, Prof Habib, I heard you on radio yesterday...
Set course for a new destination
Set course for a new destination
As we review higher education over the past 20 years, let me begin with a confession: I have been in the system for more than 20 years. 
Varsities too full to function
Varsities too full to function
The first-year psychology class at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) was so big last year, some students had to sit on the floor.
Academic privilege is a grey area
Academic privilege is a grey area
The problem of developing new cohorts of academics is almost entirely unaddressed in the policy documents and legislation that laid the foundation...
Eight-step plan for postgrad future
Eight-step plan for postgrad future
For prospective postgraduate candidates, making choices about postgraduate studies and deciding what is best for them represent perhaps the most...
No money for more students
No money for more students
Although Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has publicly announced plans to grow the further education and training (FET)...

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