Latest articles on University Mergers

Mega-varsity hits the wall

Walter Sisulu University should become the second disastrous tertiary merger to be undone, according to views quoted before Blade Nzimande.

DUT suspends academic activity

The deeply troubled Durban University of Technology (DUT) closed its doors, suspending all academic activities, on Wednesday at around noon.

Progress despite hurdles

The restructured university stabilised and improved its core business before focusing on transformation.

The rationale for reviewing mergers

Errol Tyobeka explains the need for a conference to assess the incoporation process of higher education institutions.

Asmal’s objectives accomplished by UKZN with distinction

Directive and accountable leadership was more important than collegiality

Mergers: where are we now?

Some institutions were left in turmoil after they merged a few years ago.

Merger headaches

Monako Dibetle looks at a range of problems that have arisen from the restructuring of higher education institutions.

As if it never happened

The higher education landscape used to consist of 36 institutions spread across the country. Some were in under-resourced rural areas, other in cities

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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