University chaos sparks wave of middle class capital flight

2016-10-21 16:16

As university exams get cancelled in the name of decolonising education, an unintended consequence is the export of another chunk of SA’s future tax base, says Alec Hogg.

More than 10 000 exam markers appointed in KZN

2016-10-21 11:43

More than 10 000 people have been appointed to mark papers for the upcoming matric examinations in KwaZulu-Natal, the education department says.

I was shot in a targeted attack on students - ex-Wits SRC leader

2016-10-20 21:16

Police watchdog Ipid will investigate the shooting of former Wits SRC leader Shaeera Kalla who was shot 13 times in the back "at a very close range in a targeted attack on students".

Science decolonisers “reprehensible”, says top UCT scientist after watching THIS video

2016-10-19 13:41

Emeritus Professor Tim Crowe hopes sanity will ultimately prevail, as he provides an in-depth perspective on the “disruption, destruction and decolonisation” of UCT.

No need for violence - Zuma

2016-10-19 06:09

There was no need for students to break down the doors of learning when these were already open, President Jacob Zuma says.

Principal accused of pulling knife as Sadtu disrupts tests in Khayelitsha

2016-10-17 16:02

A student from Bulumko Senior Secondary School in Khayelitsha has accused the principal of another school of pulling a knife on her when students entered his school to stop the writing of tests.

Only the colour of cash matters

2016-10-16 07:38

Several trade unions and many protesting #FeesMustFall students have directed their anger at the wrong targets in the past week.

Nzimande thanks #FeesMustFall for highlighting 'missing middle'

2016-10-13 17:24

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says he has the #FeesMustFall student movement to thank for highlighting the issue of the "missing middle".

Exams cancelled after Kenyan politician puts face on papers

2016-10-12 19:23

Mock primary school exams in part of western Kenya have been cancelled after a local politician had his face printed on the publicly-funded examination papers.

Hundreds of students march on Durban City Hall

2016-10-11 17:11

Hundreds of students have marched on Durban's City Hall as part of the movement for fee free tertiary education.


The death of SA universities

2016-10-21 13:33

When protesting students burn down a library, the campaign has long since stopped being about education, writes Susan Erasmus.

UCT interdict against ‘Shackville five’ was too broad - SCA

2016-10-21 07:43

The terms of the final interdict granted against five people involved in UCT’s “Shackville” protest were too broad, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

UCT health sciences suspends undergrad classes

2016-10-20 20:15

UCT’s health sciences faculty has announced it would suspend all undergraduate face-to-face classes for the year, due to ongoing and widespread disruptions.

Transforming the field of accountancy

2016-10-19 08:33

The call for a new path for the profession of accountancy is strong and echoed across the country and globally.

Shelve chores and let kids study, Limpopo MEC urges parents

2016-10-17 17:25

Limpopo Education MEC Ishmail Kgetjepe has urged parents to give their children time to study, instead of expecting them to perform daily household chores.

WATCH: Durban school bully attacks fellow pupil

2016-10-14 18:02

A Werda School pupil has been suspended after he was filmed beating up another pupil in a street, the Durban school says.

Nzimande asks MPs to answer fees questions in writing

2016-10-12 20:48

MPs have let Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande off the hook after his request to answer their questions on the ongoing fees crisis in writing was granted.

For Kenya's child brides, school offers a break from tradition

2016-10-12 11:57

Halima's future at 13 was foretold: a pastoralist's daughter, she was married to a man 12 years her senior. Next would surely come the first of many pregnancies, and a life of domestic hardship.

Wits students worry about helping their families

2016-10-11 15:16

Two Wits University students’ dreams of helping their families may not come true this year, should protests over free tuition continue.

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