Ralph Mathekga: Why Solidarity's university should be welcomed

2019-10-01 05:00

It is not clear whether Solidarity's decision to establish an Afrikaans university is aimed at exclusion or building a more inclusive society. That said, a community building its own institutions is without doubt the best way to express patriotism, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Universities can help make AU's Agenda 2063 a reality

2019-05-27 16:36

If innovation is going to be key in the realisation of Agenda 2063, universities and governments will have to prioritise quality education and research, writes Sarah Howie.

Matrics, here are the admission dates and open days for SA's varsities

2019-04-17 12:48

If you have your eye set on studying next year, it's best to apply as early as possible. Here are the application closing dates, plus some open days to pencil in.

UKZN graduate melts hearts with her traditional dance while accepting degree

2019-04-02 17:50

It's graduation time at different higher education institutions and last night it was University of KwaZulu-Natal’s first day of graduations – and as always it was one to remember.

A varsity student thought her apartment had a ghost. But instead she found a man in her closet wearing her clothes.

2019-02-07 11:36

The student, identified only as Maddie, heard a noise coming from her closet around lunchtime on Saturday and found the man inside.

"My boyfriend paid for my tuition now he is demanding marriage or a refund"

2018-12-24 08:57

Over the course of our lives, there are many uncomfortable conversations and issues to deal with and those concerning money and relationships can be the most difficult.

UCT Vice Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng shouldn't ruffle any feathers when she wears a plunging neckline or shows off a tattoo

2018-11-20 16:26

The days of shaming women for how they dress are long gone. Even in academic spaces.

SA's free coding college is looking for students - and you don't even need a matric to get in

2018-10-22 11:30

WeThinkCode is a tuition-free coding institution with campuses in Joburg and Cape Town.

61-year-old goes to university to fulfil longtime dream to become fashion designer

2018-08-20 18:13

At the age of 61, she decided to quit her job and pursue the career she always dreamt of.

"I was on a hospital bed when I finished my thesis"

2018-07-20 15:42

Lebogang Mogketi is a 26-year-old medical anthropologist who was born in White City Jabuvu in Soweto. She never imagined what she's have to go through to finish her studies. She shares her journey with us.


A university student in New Zealand died in his R160,000 per year residence room and it took nearly two months for anyone to notice

2019-09-25 20:52

The man was a first-year student at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. His body was found in a dorm room in Christchurch on Monday night.

This successful SA exec got his big break with a funny CV - here's how you can make yours stand out

2019-04-26 13:26

Marketing exec Khaya Dlanga has great ideas for making your CV stand out.

Watch: Scientists successfully shot a harpoon in space to see if they could collect floating junk

The harpoon was fired at 20 metres a second and was able to penetrate a target hanging from a boom 1.5 metres away.

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From Sasol to Shoprite, these 8 groups still have 2019 university bursaries up for grabs

2019-01-10 06:04

There are private-sector funding opportunities still available for newly-matriculated pupils heading to university in 2019. Here are some of the best bursaries – but time is running out on some of them.

UCT has started a girls' club to attract more women to the well paying IT field

2018-11-29 17:47

And maybe you should consider 'it' too.

SA universities have doubled researcher numbers in a decade – but SA business isn’t coming to the party

2018-10-26 16:28

Government, through universities, is driving this increase in research funding, and now has 22,061 full-time equivalent researchers on staff - while business continues to lag.


2018-08-26 10:30

CAN WE avoid depression?

WATCH: Transgender actress Laverne Cox enraged over misgendered murder victims

2018-08-17 10:32

The Orange Is The New Black star recently spoke out about this often disregarded issue.

Stadio to build new campus near Cape Town

2018-06-04 13:23

Stadio is set to develop a new and comprehensive campus outside Cape Town at Phesantekraal in Durbanville.

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