ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION

Hold off on university fee increase discussions - Cosatu

2016-08-26 09:19

Discussions about university fee increases should be suspended until the presidential commission of inquiry tables its final report late next year, Cosatu says.

Govt should never have intervened in fees crisis - Jansen

2016-08-25 17:00

Outgoing UFS Vice Chancellor Jonathan Jansen says the government's decision to institute a 0% fee increase at South African universities last year has created the current funding crisis.

19 universities could become dysfunctional with 0% increase, Parliament hears

2016-08-24 14:15

Parliament's portfolio committee on higher education has heard that 19 universities could become dysfunctional in 2018 if a 0% fee increase is carried over for a second year.

Broke Zim govt to hire more teachers

2016-08-23 10:12

Zimbabwe's education department is set to employ more mathematics and science teachers in the next two years, despite an ongoing government job freeze, a report says.

UJ’s ‘Missing Middle’ campaign gets R2m boost

2016-08-22 19:06

UJ's Missing Middle campaign which aims to raise funds for academically deserving students recently received a R2m sponsorship from FNB.

Are law schools keeping up with tech?

2016-08-19 14:13

With technology changing the legal profession in unprecedented ways, what are South Africa’s law schools doing to teach law graduates about the technology of law?

Youth alliance demands R1bn debt relief from JSE for students

2016-08-18 18:39

The PYA, made up of Cosas, Sasco, the YCLSA and the ANCYL, has called on the JSE to provide R1bn in debt relief to help poor students who are unable to afford education.

Higher education legislation outdated - Dept

2016-08-17 21:02

Legislation regulating higher education is outdated and needs to be amended, the higher education department has said.

UK labour would raise corporate tax to fund students

2016-08-17 10:30

The UK’s opposition Labour Party says it would reverse cuts to student funding made by the incumbent Conservative administration if it wins power.

'Lazy' Sasco using high schoolers for Fees Must Fall – Cosas

2016-08-16 19:36

The Congress of South African Students has claimed that the SA Students Congress dragged schoolchildren into Fees Must Fall demonstrations without getting consent from their parents or Cosas.

 

Another 0% fee increase will destroy SA universities - Jansen

2016-08-26 07:22

The country’s universities cannot handle another 0% fee increase and it will break down decades of hard work, outgoing UFS vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen has said.

MPs frustrated with Nzimande's fee increase 'plans'

2016-08-25 10:23

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has answered a barrage of questions on university fee increases by deferring to department "plans", frustrating opposition MPs in the process.

'It's awesome' - children try out Cape Town playground for the blind

2016-08-24 10:14

A group of children have had the honour of being the first to enjoy one of Cape Town's first playgrounds for the blind, where they can navigate and experience without their eyes.

Radebe vague on 2017 fee increases, insists all will be revealed at 'appropriate time'

2016-08-22 21:53

Minister Jeff Radebe has skirted direct questions on the government's plan for a 0% increase in university fees.

How online courses can bring the world into Africa’s classrooms

2016-08-19 14:22

Massive Open Online Courses are an opportunity for African universities to bring the continent's thinkers and theories to the world, says Professor Susan Levine.

TUT 2014 res evictions matter back in court

2016-08-19 08:12

An application for a contempt order has been brought before the North Gauteng High Court by Lawyers for Human Rights on behalf of students at the Tshwane University of Technology following evictions two years ago.

Fee protests continue at UKZN

2016-08-18 12:16

Two students were arrested as protests continued on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus on Thursday morning, a spokesperson said.

Cops, security use paintball and rubber bullets against UKZN students

2016-08-17 12:01

Police and security guards have fired paintball pellets and rubber bullets at protesting students at the UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus.

EFF students not interested in national varsity shutdown over fees

2016-08-16 21:17

The Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command has asked its members not to get involved in any attempts to shut down campuses over possible tuition fee hikes.

Gaming in the classroom: what we can learn from Pokémon GO technology

2016-08-16 16:45

Gaming and education - two words parents wouldn't usually use in the same sentence. This concept, however, is turning out to be quite beneficial and a rather dynamic method of teaching children.

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