Options on the table as SA wrestles with funding higher education

2017-11-20 11:48

The Fees Commission report provides an accurate diagnosis of the state of higher education funding, as well as the problems it faces. But its proposed solutions are problematic, writes Seán Muller.

Dear matriculant - study hard, your country needs you

2017-10-24 13:18

To be in matric presents you with the opportunity to inspire and change the communities that you come from, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Speaking to our parents: how is this freedom?

2017-08-17 08:02

To us who have only known democracy the concept of a rainbow nation rings hollow. How is this freedom when the very land we now move freely upon still does not belong to us, writes Ashanti Kunene.

Why must I still love you, Mzansi?

2017-05-07 06:25

Only courageous and committed leadershipand pragmatic socioeconomic interventionscan ease the slide, writes Lebusa Monyooe.

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.

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.

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Support outside court for EFF student

2017-01-19 10:31

A small group of supporters has gathered outside the Durban Magistrate's Court for the pre-trial conference of Fees Must Fall student Bonginkosi Khanyile.

How UCT's convocation descended into chaos

2016-12-16 16:02

The University of Cape Town convocation AGM has descended into chaos with shouting, interruptions, insults and booing marking the event.

Transformation duty of state, not Constitution - Moseneke

2016-12-08 06:08

The Constitution was never meant to be an action plan for transformation and equalising society remains the duty of the state, says former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke.


The politics of free education

2017-11-13 08:16

Even if the Presidency denies it, there will most likely be an announcement on free education simply because Zuma will not be able to resist the political mileage he will gain from it, writes Ralph Mathekga.

UCT library evacuated as 3 students attempt shutdown

2017-09-19 12:57

Three UCT students have tried to shut down the university's library and some faculty buildings.

IN FOCUS | Jonathan Jansen: Hold academics accountable

2017-07-20 15:11

When somebody puts on the table a term like radical economic transformation, I expect social scientists to say, wait, let’s unpack this. What does this mean? We just swallow the stuff, says Jonathan Jansen.

Wits students protest over accommodation

2017-04-20 09:15

About 100 students from the University of the Witwatersrand are protesting at the institution's Empire Road entrance over residence related issues, the university has said.

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.

Private sector key for higher education, says top academic

2017-01-27 11:24

Universities and colleges can no longer fund themselves and will need to form partnerships with the private sector, says a top Stellenbosch academic.

High Court bail plea for detained #FeesMustFall leader

2016-12-20 17:15

A student leader held in custody for 67 days following his arrest during Fees Must Fall protests will finally know on Thursday whether or not his bid for bail has been successful.

UCT announces 8% fee increase for 2017

2016-12-13 18:08

The University of Cape Town has announced an 8% tuition fee increase for 2017.

VC’s agreement upholds UCT core values

2016-12-07 11:30

The call for a motion of no confidence in UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price is based on a largely erroneous understanding of the agreement between the UCT executive and students, writes Dianna Yach.

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