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How class and social capital affect university students

Sioux McKenna There’s a great deal of comfort to be had in the idea that success at university is primarily or exclusively the result of...

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...

Naledi Pandor asks the public to weigh in on improvements in higher education via Twitter

Bonile Khanyi Newly appointed Minister of higher education and training Naledi Pandor posted a Twitter poll on Wednesday, asking South Africans which areas within...

Naledi Pandor, a win for social justice and transformation

Thabo Mohlala Thoughtful activism is needed in order to transform the higher education sector. This is what University of Witwatersrand (Wits) Vice Chanclellor Adam Habib...

Gauteng SOPA: A new dawn or more of the same?

Bonile Khanyi and Thuletho Zwane “Overcrowding, overcrowding, overcrowding,” this is what Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi said when asked about the biggest challenge facing...

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...

No registration fee for students who cannot afford it

Ido Lekota Students from poor and working class families with combined income of up to R350 000 per annum are not expected to pay any...

Hlengiwe Mkhize’s working hard to avoid university protests next year

Thabo Mohlala Minister of higher education and training (DHET), Hlengiwe Mkhize is positive the situation at universities will return to normal when the 2018/19 academic...

Campuses on knife edge as the president dithers and universities set to increase fees

Thabo Mohlala Universities will probably know how last year's 8% fee increase will be adjusted before the end of the year. This is according to...

Hlengiwe Mkhize has her work cut out for her in the restless tertiary sector

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...

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Andile Nongogo Appointed New NSFAS CEO

THE National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has appointed Andile Nongogo as its new chief executive officer for the next five years.

Opinion: DUT Vice-chancellor, Principal Professor Thandwa Mthembu Talks About The Kind Of Leadership Required To Reform The Country

PROFESSOR THANDWA MTHEMBU I have been asked to share some reflections on the topic: What kind of leadership is required...

Basic Education Launches A Full-Scale Investigation After Another Question Paper Leak Rocks Final Matric Exams

BASIC Education Minister Angie Motshekga has condemned in the strongest terms the leaking of Physical Sciences Paper 2 exam, which was...

Michaela Robinson Wins Big At Wits University’s Annual Sports Awards

THE future of sailing is clearly in good hands – judging by the recipients at the annual Wits Sports Awards. The sport...

Classroom Corner: Hugh Corder, A Man For All Seasons

VETERAN law scholar and activist Professor Hugh Corder well remembers his BCom LLB graduation at the University of Cape Town (UCT). It was...
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