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Unisa appoints its first woman vice-chancellor

Professor Puleng Lenkabula will be the first woman vice-chancellor since Unisa’s establishment 148 years ago. She is also the fifth women vice-chancellor in the country

How South African universities are preparing for coronavirus

UP has temporarily disabled its biometric access systems, and several other institutions have established task teams ready to leap into action when Covid-19 hits their campuses

USAf’s position on Bill in line with its mission

Universities South Africa takes exception to André Myburgh’s characterisation of its submission on the Copyright Amendment Bill

MPs want inquiry into academics’ pay

The portfolio committee on higher education says that vice-chancellors salaries are not justifiable due to university performance

“Excuses” hinder varsity transformation, academics say

Academics say that while a lot of ground has been covered when it comes to higher education, a lot more still needs to be done

Nzimande warns vice-chancellors against going behind his back

Minister tells academics he is responsible for higher education and they cannot undermine him by going to the presidency without talking to him first

Academics gather to discuss South Africa’s university of the future

USAf is hosting its first ever national higher education conference to discuss challenges and successes in the higher education sector

No blanket amnesty decision on #FeesMustFall students — USaf

Usaf says varsities have no jurisdiction over cases where students were charged and guilty of criminal activities by a court of law

Would-be students scramble to enrol

Teens from outlying provinces brave the big city’s cruelties in the hope of bagging a prized university spot, knowing that nothing is certain

Universities’ body discourages walk-ins

Zuma announced in December that free education would be provided for poor and working class first-year students starting this year.

University South Africa is concerned about new funding proposal

USAf CEO Ahmed Bawa warned that the government’s implementation of the fees commission’s recommendations was more important than the report's release.

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