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‘Why did we take over 20 years?’ – Zuma on free education

Thuletho Zwane Former President Jacob Zuma gave a lecture in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday where he took the opportunity to slam South Africa’s governing party, the...

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...

Red tape is alienating academics from their own research and work

Keyan Tomaselli When South African academics want to set up a new degree module, they’re entering into a process that can take years to germinate....

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...

Universities are turning into corporations

Sioux McKenna Universities in many parts of the world are buckling under multiple financial, societal and political demands. This has led to increasingly loud calls...

Charges dropped against UWC students after 16 months

Ashleigh Furlong  After 16 months of delays in court proceedings, charges have been dropped against a group of 23 students from the University of the...

The case against free higher education: why it is neither just nor ethical

Sean Archer South Africa’s just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another R57 billion to higher education and training over the next three years. In his first (and last...

Teacher unions welcome the budget with guarded optimism

Thabo Mohlala Teacher unions have joined scores of trade unions and some civil and NGOs in slamming Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba’s increase of the VAT...

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

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...

2018 academic year: It is all systems go, says Universities South Africa

Thabo Mohlala The management of the country’s 26 universities is working diligently to assist learners who qualify for financial assistance to ensure no one is...

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