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“A f**king ka**ir stole my phone”: Racist students expelled from University of Pretoria for two years

Bonile Khanyi The two University of Pretoria (UP) students who were seen saying "A f**king ka**ir stole my phone" on camera, have been expelled...

Uncertainty on how to fund free education deepens

Thabo Mohlala The perception that President Jacob Zuma made the announcement of free higher education to poor students without consulting key stakeholders is gaining traction....

EFF: Free higher education is a victory for Fees Must Fall Movement

Bonile Khanyi The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on free higher education, calling it a historic generational victory for...

SA universities announce 8% fee increase

Thabo Mohlala Fee increases will not fall in 2018. All 26 universities in South Africa have, through their vice-chancellors, agreed to the inflationary income adjustment...

Hlengiwe Mkhize: TVET Colleges are critical in reducing youth unemployment

Thabo Mohlala The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is not only concerned with universities but they are looking at the re-configuration of the...

Mapungubwe festival inspires future filmmakers in Limpopo

Chester Makana Modikwa Mpa had little insight into movie or documentary film-making. She thought all it required was a camera, some actors a bit of...

Naledi Pandor: Third Science Forum in SA seeks to showcase African science and technology

Bonile Khanyi Thousands of delegates from more than 50 countries have gathered at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria to talk science, technology and innovation.  The event is...

Lack of transformation alienates students at universities

Thabo Mohlala The minister of higher education and training, Hlengiwe Mkhize, said universities should begin to seriously confront the vexed issue of transformation and autonomy. The...

A university in Ekurhuleni is definitely in the city’s future

Bonile Khanyi Progress was made recently on a plan for a university to be built in the City of Ekurhuleni when its metropolitan municipality...

The resilience of South Africa’s universities is being tested to the limit

Professor Ahmed Bawa Universities are resilient institutions. Even so, in the face of ongoing instability and deepening underfunding, South Africa’s institutions of higher learning are...
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