South Africa must not lag behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Edwin Naidu Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor said she would soon ask the National Treasury for more funding - and set up...

USAF dismisses media reports about new funding model for tertiary education

Thabo Mohlala Universities South Africa (Usaf) dismissed today’s media report about a “controversial” funding plan as nothing but a “rumour”, saying it will only attach...

President Ramaphosa lifts country’s dejected mood as he highlights some successes...

Thabo Mohlala President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a stirring State of the Nation speech that ticked all the boxes as he promised to deal decisively with...

These SA universities have banned Apple watches during exam time —...

Timothy Rangongo , Business Insider SA As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, so has the ease of cheating in exams. With the exam season approaching, several South African...

Michael Komape’s dad accuses police, teachers of cover-up

Chester Makana Disturbing details of how police officer and education officials destroyed evidence gathered by the father of a Limpopo schoolboy who drowned in a...

State of the art library to open in Dunoon

Annie Cebulski A R39.3-million three-storey library is set to open this year in Dunoon. The service is much needed. Schools in the area, such as Inkwenkwezi Secondary...

Ethiopia: Research urges university-industry linkage

Mussa Muhammed Universities need to scale up linkage with industries in order to increase graduates chance of securing employment, a research by one of the...

Kenya and its university strike cycle

Ishmael Munene Kenya’s public university lecturers are on strike, barely three months after another lengthy work stoppage. Ishmael Munene spoke to Moina Spooner from The Conversation...

TVET Colleges outstanding certificates affect job seekers

Staff Reporter The Select Committee on Education and Recreation is concerned by a 10-year backlog in certification of students from technical and vocational education and...

Police fire rubber bullets at Pietermaritzburg students

Nompendulo Ngubane    Police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse students from Msunduzi Tvet College in Pietermaritzburg who marched to the administrative offices on Tuesday....

TVET Pietermaritzburg college campuses shut down

Nompendulo Ngubane    Last week, students barricaded Burger Street, in Pietermaritzburg with rocks and burning tyres, demanding that the college pay their accommodation fees from the...

Hlengiwe Mkhize has her work cut out for her in the...

Thabo Mohlala Just when she was settling in at the department of home affairs, Hlengiwe Mkhize, was reshuffled to yet another challenging portfolio: higher education and...

Gauteng government urges youth to attend annual youth expo

LINDI MASINGA As part of Youth Month celebrations, the Gauteng provincial government has urged high school learners, unemployed youth and graduates to attend the fourth...

Providence Secondary School students demonstrate against ‘unresponsive’ management

Nellie Kapatuka -Mana Students at Providence Catholic Secondary School in Mulanje on Tuesday held demonstrations against their school management for not responding to their needs. According...

More than 14 000 students registered through DHET central system

Bonile Khanyi More than 14,000 prospective students have registered for placement at an institution of higher learning using the Department’s Central Applications Clearing House...

African ‘Education Systems Not Aligned To Needs Of Economies’ – Ramaphosa

President Ramaphosa has warned that the mismatch of skills and the needs of the market in Africa will grow with the onset...

TVET colleges are not inferior, says Manamela

Ngwako Modjadji  Higher education and training deputy minister Buti Manamela wants to change the perception that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges are...
Student leaders not informed next year’s tertiary fee increase negotiations

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and...

Seán Mfundza Muller Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall...

Nsfas to receive more money from government

Mary Jane Mphahlele The Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor says government will cough up more money for Nsfas, including an additional R7.1...

‘Hidden Hunger’ Lurks On Campuses Throughout South African Universities

Marc Wegerif, University of Pretoria and Oluwafunmiola Adeniyi, University of the Western Cape Food insecurity at tertiary institutions is...