The future of education?

2019-06-30 12:10

You may end up with new friends, rowdy memories and the realisation that you can survive on three hours’ sleep while eating only rice and beans — but do you really get your money’s worth getting a tertiary qualification?

Wits student protest continues as final registration day looms

2019-02-07 18:26

Hundreds of students at the University of the Witwatersrand have continued protesting through rain over accommodation and fees.

On decolonisation: We are black first before we become students

2019-01-24 06:01

Any attempt to fight for decolonisation of universities without locating it within the broader society will be meaningless and unsustainable, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Stadio announces profit, reveals plans for higher education in SA

2018-09-03 13:35

Stadio Holdings has increased its income from R34.6m to R301m during the six months to June 2018.

Higher education – a vast and changing future landscape

2018-03-01 07:33

Higher education institutions must adapt if they are to produce graduates who can keep up with the rapidly changing pace of workplaces, technologies and industries.

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.


Does higher education still prepare young people for employment?

2019-02-19 10:39

If we were to pick between a candidate with a university degree and a candidate with a higher intelligence score, we could expect the latter to outperform the former in most jobs.

Higher education dept on fee-free education: So far, so good

2019-01-27 10:56

When Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni tables his first budget speech in Parliament in February, much attention will be paid to any provisions he makes for higher education and the gradual provision of fee-free education.

Higher education funding model is unsustainable - World Bank

2019-01-22 17:53

The World Bank has flagged the Treasury’s funding of a phased-in approach to fee-free higher education as unsustainable, saying it should move to a contingent loan income system instead.

Students will get NFSAS payments, says DHET

2018-08-17 11:50

The Department of Higher Education is confident that students will receive their funding for the next year of study, despite a hold being placed on NSFAS applications for 2019.

Private college Oval International regains right to operate

2017-12-20 12:52

The operating licence of private college Oval International Computer Education has been reinstated by the higher education and training minister, some 11 months after it was cancelled.

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.

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