University Funding

​The global case for free education

We look at the funding of tertiary institutions in four developing countries.

Universities dig in their heels over 0% fees hike as it is ‘unsustainable’

Only an 8% rise in income will be enough to doctor their ailing financial health, varsities say

What is the price of education?

The humanities and arts are sacrificed in the business of ensuring solvent universities.

Varsities: We daren’t let the bucks stop here

Universities need a diverse income base to secure competitiveness and academic freedom.

Set course for a new destination

Higher education is no longer a luxury but a necessary resource for global competitiveness.

Sing from the same higher education hymn sheet

Only with consensus will current threats, like low success rates, to higher education become opportunities for economic and social development.

Varsities too full to function

University funding in SA has not kept up with enrolment, and lags behind other countries, a damning government report reveals.

Academic privilege is a grey area

The many barriers faced by younger staff unfairly protect senior incumbents.

Eight-step plan for postgrad future

Postgraduate study can be daunting, so choose carefully to avoid making serious errors.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences