Protesters try to disrupt UP open day

2017-05-20 13:05

A small group of student protesters have tried to disrupt the University of Pretoria's open day.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, DRC, Malawi

2017-05-19 08:15

Zimbabwe is set to build a new university in honour of president Mugabe, and SA has deported at least 300 Malawian citizens, who had been living illegally in the country.

Zim to build Robert Mugabe University... Would YOU send your child there?

2017-05-18 13:24

Authorities in Zimbabwe have begun the process of "setting up" a university in honour of President Robert Mugabe. The institution is being billed as a "smart" university likely to specialise in engineering.

Limpopo parents threaten school shutdown over classroom shortage

2017-05-17 19:18

Parents of children at a village high school near Polokwane have threatened to shut down schools in the Sekhukhune district unless the Limpopo education department builds more classrooms to end serious overcrowding.

Shock over death of Eastern Cape medical student

2017-05-16 21:16

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is shocked by the death of an Eastern Cape medical student who almost completed his studies.

Religion in schools breeds good morals, high court told

2017-05-16 20:25

Religious practices at schools are important for children's moral development, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Sol Plaatje University aims to be model institution

2017-05-16 12:01

"South Africa is looking for a model university that will achieve a series of seeming miracles," says Sol Plaatje University's new Director of Special Projects.

Prison confiscates study materials of inmate legal eagle

2017-05-15 16:25

The Tshwane prisoner who successfully took Correctional Services to court for failing to consider a fellow inmate’s application for medical parole has had his study materials taken away from him at Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria.

More training colleges needed: ANC

2017-05-14 19:27

A focus on the need for training colleges for budding farmers, nurses and teachers has been highlighted by the ANC NEC subcommittee on Education and Health.

The battle for free knowledge

2017-05-11 18:27

The issue regarding free access to academic journals and content is growing increasingly contentious, with founders of sites that enable this facing the might of the law. But should knowledge be exclusive?


Graduates told to help end violence, unemployment

2017-05-19 17:18

Graduates and students need to help combat poverty and the abuse of women, the University of Venda's deputy vice-chancellor said on Friday.

Makers of sexist Tuks posters face suspension

2017-05-18 14:12

Male students from the University of Pretoria who held up sexist posters at female students during a residence event, face suspension.

Constitution says religion can be practiced 'at', not 'by' schools, court hears

2017-05-17 23:17

Differences in meaning of the prepositions “at” and “by” support the argument that six public schools contravene the Constitution with their policies on teaching religion, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Top Limpopo education dept official in court for alleged bribery

2017-05-17 16:32

The assistant director of the Limpopo Department of Education has appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested for allegedly taking a bribe, police say.

MPs lament underfunded higher education sector

2017-05-16 20:45

From across the political spectrum, MPs lamented the underfunded higher education sector after Minister of Higher Education Dr Blade Nzimande presented his department's budget.

Nzimande wants probe into shortage of black professors

2017-05-16 19:14

Black professors are so scarce in South Africa that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will set up a ministerial task team to find out what is holding black academics back.

What a new university in Africa is doing to decolonise social sciences

2017-05-15 18:55

It's important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction, writes Jess Auerbach.

Fedsas prepares to square off with OGOD over religious ethos in schools

2017-05-15 04:51

The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (Fedsas) and the Organisation for Religious Education and Democracy (OGOD) will square off in the High Court in Johannesburg over the use of religion in schools.

Life is still k*k!

2017-05-14 07:11

Black people in South Africa significantly lag behind white, coloured and Indian people in the key areas of education, employment, household spending, home ownership and access to medical aid, according to an SA Institute of Race Relations study.

DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

2017-05-11 14:10

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivers commencement address to boos, scattered applause at Bethune-Cookman University.

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