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The humble syllabus puts students first

By building online courses backwards, the necessary skills can be taught in stages

The case for alumni funding

Alumni can play a pivotal role in their alma mater’s long-term success and sustainability

Few women leaders in academia

Patriarchal culture still dominates university leadership in SA, despite an abundance of qualified women

How Covid-19 will affect students

Universities and vocational colleges have the responsibility of protecting graduates’ futures

Transform campuses, transform society

These transit points can move the decolonisation process forward by breaking down barriers

Mandela said I could, so I got my doctorate

My mother was a domestic worker and my father a miner, and I went to school in the townships

To the first-years from rural and township schools: Don’t despair

My colleagues and I were talking about our experiences as first-year students and how things can get particularly difficult if you come from a...

Eusebius McKaiser’s 13 tips for first-year students

Political commentator Eusebius McKaiser gives first-year tertiary students some tips on what to do while there to be successful.

Creation of South African Einstein a thwarted aim

A prestigious institute that aims to produce a South African Einstein is struggling to find local candidates for the role.

A challenge not a burden

Newly appointed University of the Free State (UFS) vice-chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen shares his vision for the university with Monako Dibetle

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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