ARTICLES RELATING TO UNIVERSITIES

How Toni Morrison’s legacy plays out in South Africa’s universities

2019-08-16 18:15

Toni Morrison’s legacy echoes across the world.

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.

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.

These SA universities have banned Apple watches during exam time — here's why

2018-05-28 16:39

Smart watches are explicitly outlawed at UCT, Tukkies, Rhodes and Monash, and covered under broad UKZN rules.

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.

Business schools scramble to address state capture conundrum

2017-12-04 14:21

As state capture dominates headlines, universities and business schools are grappling with the ethics curricula they teach to professionals.

Missed your exams because of the taxi strike?

2017-06-15 11:39

Most universities in Gauteng will allow students an opportunity to write exams if they missed it because of the taxi strike.

UCT’s fight for the control of knowledge – who has the upper hand?

2017-01-05 20:31

UCT professor Tim Crowe, a vocal spokesperson for what he believes is a silent academic majority, weighs in on the battle for the heart and soul of academia country-wide.

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.

SA slides in World University Rankings. Mediocrity the new norm?

2016-09-13 15:13

SA universities may have been slipping in world rankings but we should measure their standing against global standards and not Third World realities, argues an analyst.

 

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.

UCT is Africa's top university in emerging economies

2019-01-16 18:32

The University of Cape Town is top in the continent in The Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings for 2019.

Ideology of victimhood is destroying our universities

2018-06-27 10:31

It's time we accept that mourning, complaining and resenting those who are more successful than us will get us nowhere. We have to be focused, and work towards achieving our goals, writes Phumlani Majozi.

Decolonising education: How one SA university is getting it done

2018-05-07 12:55

Stellenbosch University has started taking the first steps towards breaking down the notion that Western knowledge is superior.

Rhodes University not changing its name yet

2017-12-07 08:16

The Rhodes University Council has decided it is not a "prudent" time to rename the university.

Vodacom zero-rates data charges for student websites

2017-09-27 15:35

Vodacom has zero-rated its internet data costs to certain key university websites for student and staff subscribers, amid growing demand for data prices to fall.

Protests loom over bursary funds

2017-01-15 06:01

The SA Union of Students says action will be taken countrywide if any academically deserving applicant is excluded.

No fees to cost fiscus R250bn over three years

2016-10-25 20:01

The Parliamentary Budget Office estimates fee-free education at universities would cost the fiscus around R250bn over a three-year period.

University of Capitulation: SA paying the price as thugs trample ordinary rights

2016-09-23 12:33

The rights of ordinary students and staff are being trampled by marauding thugs and if common ground is not found soon, all of SA will pay the price, says an academic.

South Africa's universities and colleges: contact details

2016-03-17 11:11

Deciding where to study after matric is exciting – and potentially confusing. Here we list nearly 200 tertiary institutions in South Africa to kick-start your research.

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