Students need to learn creative and critical thinking, so they can work with AI, while they are at university and in the world of work
An outreach programme aimed at boosting participation in STEM subjects in Limpopo has highlighted the concerns and dreams of the next generation
Fair discrimination requires all South Africans to have an equal chance to meet the minimum standard to access institutions of higher education
Those in power have learnt very little from the past and will continue to cling to the capricious hope that somehow the problem will go away
Their demands and the reactions they solicit no longer match those of 2015’s #FeesMustFall – students need an actionable plan, funds, accommodation
The #FeesMustFall protests demonstrated the burden of higher education in South Africa, a concept institutions contend with annually
There are secure, well-paid jobs in universities but it is highly unlikely that aspiring entrants will not get them
Five years after the first call for universities to decolonise, a new book examines what has changed at the level of the curriculum
Most bachelor passes and distinctions in the class of came from female learners
Subsidy cuts and rising unemployment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic means how to finance higher education is the most significant challenge
The economy is not producing work, with many young adults working outside their fields of study or considering leaving the country as a result
By building online courses backwards, the necessary skills can be taught in stages
Alumni can play a pivotal role in their alma mater’s long-term success and sustainability
Patriarchal culture still dominates university leadership in SA, despite an abundance of qualified women
Universities and vocational colleges have the responsibility of protecting graduates’ futures
These transit points can move the decolonisation process forward by breaking down barriers
My mother was a domestic worker and my father a miner, and I went to school in the townships
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 rural or township school. This discussion took place while universities in the country were registering new students. In no time their lectures will commence. This column is dedicated to all first-year […]
Political commentator Eusebius McKaiser gives first-year tertiary students some tips on what to do while there to be successful.
A prestigious institute that aims to produce a South African Einstein is struggling to find local candidates for the role.
Newly appointed University of the Free State (UFS) vice-chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen shares his vision for the university with Monako Dibetle
A US university is adapting curricula and research to social needs. Joanna Walters reports.
South Africa is embarking on a programme to increase its PhD output. This strategy is an important effort to boost the entire educational system.