Stellenbosch University gets first female dean of economics

2017-11-19 12:08

Professor Ingrid Woolard is the first woman to lead Stellenbosch University's faculty of economic and management sciences and she aims to push harder for access and support for students from poor and marginalised communities.

When reason leaves the building

2017-03-20 13:14

The cancellation of this weekend's higher education stakeholder convention was a lost opportunity and the chaos that erupted may well be the start of more violence, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.

'I am afraid' – AfriForum member following education conference chaos

2017-03-18 15:42

University of Pretoria Afriforum campus coordinator Jaco Grobbelaar said he felt like his humanity was disregarded when the higher education national convention in Midrand was disrupted with calls for white people to leave.

Angry students disrupt Moseneke's convention

2017-03-18 12:08

The opening sessions of the national education crisis forum had to be temporarily suspended after angry students disrupted the session by throwing chairs and water bottles at each other.

Extra R5bn for universities and colleges in Pravin's budget

2017-02-22 15:02

An additional R5bn has been earmarked for post-school education and training over and above the extra R32bn previously allocated.

More plans for education funding

2016-11-20 07:37

The concept of access to higher education still needs to be properly defined, says Sizwe Nxasana, chair of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Blade’s college Conundrum

2016-10-30 08:00

Despite the minister pushing for colleges, enrolment numbers are dropping fast.

Any increase below 8% will cripple us - universities warn

2016-08-22 10:27

Universities have been forced to put their budgets on hold pending the announcement of fee increases for 2017, warning that anything below an 8% increase would cripple them financially.

GetSmarter: Cape company disrupting world’s higher education one MIT, Cambridge at a time

2016-08-04 11:49

With thousands of international students signed up for courses, SA edutech company GetSmarter is pioneering the disruption of an increasingly archaic higher education model.

Matthew Lester: Free education, tax deduction for the rich

2015-10-29 16:35

Matthew Lester is crunching the national budget numbers in earnest searching for a solution to free tertiary education.


The time for talking with Blade is over - EFF students

2017-03-20 22:23

Members of the EFF’s student command say they will not talk to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande until he explains when free higher education will be implemented.

Disappointment after chaotic education convention cancelled

2017-03-18 20:22

Extreme disappointment was expressed by all parties involved in the Higher Education National Convention after the event was cancelled when chaos erupted and organisers decided it was unsafe to go ahead with the scheduled programme.

Higher education convention cancelled after chaos

2017-03-18 13:47

Chaos erupted at the Higher Education National Convention in Midrand on Saturday after students dressed in EFF memorabilia refused the Minister of Higher education Blade Nzimande an opportunity to speak.

Curro to cash in on tertiary fees crisis

2017-03-12 06:16

The recent announcement by Curro Holdings that it would be listing a yet-to-be-named higher education-focused business later in the year has redirected focus to the ailing state of public tertiary education.

Higher education gets bulk of reprioritised expenditure

2017-02-22 14:28

Higher education will be allocated R16.1bn of the R30bn reprioritised expenditure.

Does higher education promote colonisation of the black mind?

2016-11-11 15:43

The calls by students for decolonised higher education, amongst other demands, is therefore not off the mark.

Universities are not playing ball - Sasco

2016-08-22 12:27

The South African Students Congress has no sympathy with university claims that they will be financially crippled if they are not allowed to increase fees, its secretary general Tembani Makata has told News24.

Universities on tenterhooks ahead of Nzimande's 2017 fee announcement

2016-08-11 10:41

Universities around the country are waiting anxiously for an announcement from Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande regarding possible fee increases for the 2017 academic year.

Delays in issuing certificates hold training graduates back

2015-12-01 10:27

Delays in issuing of certificates and diplomas have left Umgungundlovu Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College graduates in despair.

#FeesMustFall: From negotiations to rubber bullets

2015-10-23 17:35

Today saw thousands of students march to the seat of power - the Union Buildings in Pretoria - to demand that they be heard by the government. The #FeesMustFall movement was demanding free tertiary education.

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