Here’s how much South African universities are getting from the state per student, from R79,000 at Rhodes to R37,000 at Walter Sisulu

2019-08-14 16:24

South Africa's 26 universities are allocated government funds through a complex series of calculations. Here is how those worked out for each institution in 2019.

7 tips to stay safe while studying abroad

2019-04-01 14:01

Regardless of the destination, students should exercise caution as they travel and study. Here are seven useful tips to make sure time spent abroad is happy, productive and safe.

Extended courses and lecturers who care can help ensure no student gets left behind

2019-01-23 11:34

In a recently published collection of articles titled 'Teaching in Extended Programmes in South Africa', it is revealed that lecturers at tertiary institutions really do make students the centre of their teaching practice.

What SA’s matric pass rate means for universities

2019-01-11 11:26

In 2018, out of a total of 270 516 mathematics writers, 37% passed with 40% and above. And those who start university and come in with a National Senior Certificate mathematics mark of 90% and above are more likely to pass a university course, usually with an average mean of 64%, if they're lucky. So although strengthening the pool of students will require efforts at primary and secondary level, the onus for growing the pool of qualified graduates lies with higher education.

The problem with university rankings: quality of teaching only weighs 30%

2018-10-04 16:26

Each year the release of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings generates a great deal of interest. But is it always fair, considering that the rankings heavily favour research-intensive, well-resourced universities, and say nothing about the actual quality of teaching as experienced by students or academics?

Top 10 craziest courses you can actually take at university

2018-09-21 14:40

How To Win a Beauty Pageant, Wasting Time on the Internet, and more courses you can actually take at university.

Australia’s biggest university, Monash, is pulling out of South Africa after 18 years

2018-09-11 12:33

Education group Advtech will pay around R340 million to buy Monash South Africa – and the registered qualifications it can now roll out elsewhere in the country.

Want to educate your child overseas? Start saving - a lot

2018-08-23 09:00

Think higher education is expensive in SA? Try budgeting a cool R9m if you want your child to study in the UK.

The hidden cost of free higher education

2018-01-11 11:10

Even if President Jacob Zuma’s promise of free higher education is realised, the outcome for most students from disadvantaged backgrounds is likely to be negative.

Newsmaker: How to find viable alternatives for tertiary funding

2017-11-19 05:58

In addition to engaging with students and stakeholders such as Nsfas, the higher education minister says she keeps reminding the president of the pressing need for the impasse to be resolved.


Is the MBA dead? 5 ways to keep it relevant in SA

2019-04-20 08:45

The nature of the MBA degree is changing and business schools in South Africa need to adapt their offerings to stay relevant, says Kosheek Sewchurran.

Studying in the States: A step-by-step guide

2019-03-13 21:52

From the inside scoop on what universities are looking for down to the application process itself, here's everything you need to know before you book your one-way ticket to study in the States.

Ways to fund your studies

2019-01-15 10:50

Working around your budget and finding ways to pay for your qualification

Degrees for MPs? What arrogant nonsense!

2018-12-05 07:56

There is absolutely no correlation between those who are good and conscientious servants of the people who elected them, and university degrees, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Wits is a world leader in attracting money from businesses, according to a top global university survey – but UCT is the best SA university overall

2018-09-26 17:15

The Times Higher Education university rankings are out, and both UCT and Wits have new bragging rights.

Preparing your assignments? University referencing guide for beginners

2018-09-20 13:15

University calls for a ton of referencing. In fact, in our online world, learning proper referencing is wasted on no-one! Here's a guide to some of the most common referencing styles to help you along the way.

This is how much it will cost to send you child to an overseas university

2018-08-29 11:02

If you have a bright four-year old, you will have to start setting aside R17,000 a month immediately.

Why universities need to invest in strong advice systems for students

2018-04-06 14:55

Proper guidance, support and advice can help university students enormously.

Fees must fall, but who will pick up the bill? Here are our options

2017-11-23 14:30

The storm clouds above South Africa’s universities could be dissipated with careful fiscal planning.

The harsh reality of what could actually happen if classes don't resume at universities

2017-11-10 09:48

By cancelling classes and pushing deadlines because of ongoing protests, we might be doing more harm than good.

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