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.

Marcus: Wealth tax not the only way to fund universities

2015-11-04 09:02

Reserve Bank ex-governor Gill Marcus says a wealth tax and a VAT hike are not the only options to fund tertiary education and early childhood education needs emphasis.

Student protests: The real culprit

2015-10-21 07:51

The true blame for SA's student protests lies with government's failure to provide sufficient funding to make fee hikes unnecessary, says Leopold Scholtz.

 

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.

UWC council fight heads back to court

2015-12-24 10:29

The long-running battle within the council of the University of the Western Cape is set to go back to court.

Makgoba: Student protests leadership failure – a ’picnic’ of what’s to come

2015-10-21 12:10

The former vice-chancellor of the University of Kwazulu-Natal says student protests are due to poor leadership and the transformation of universities is overdue.

SA students on a journey

2015-10-21 07:50

University management stands to lose a lot more than students if they keep disregarding their input in decision-making, says Solly Moeng.

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