Portfolio committee to summon CPUT council to Parliament

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s council is expected to be summoned to Parliament after it failed to attend a scheduled meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, it said on Thursday. The committee on Wednesday conducted an oversight visit at CPUT’s Bellville campus for an update[…]

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Fee-free education off to a good start

Deputy Higher Education and Training minister Buti Manamela reassured the public of the department’s ability to fund poor students. “We obviously do not meet the demand, but the R57 billion we have is enough for our medium-term plans,” said Manamela on Thursday. The department plans to pay for the studies[…]

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Union wants urgent answers on how free education will work

The country needs an urgent explanation on how free education for the poor and academically deserving, announced last month by President Jacob Zuma, will be implemented and paid for, two unions said on Monday. “It is critical for our institutions, students and our country that the implementation and budget plan[…]

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No cause for panic over tertiary registration: government

Higher Education Deputy Minister Buti Manamela said there won’t be any mayhem at tertiary institutions when registration opens. He was speaking after the announcement of the matric results in Johannesburg. President Jacob Zuma promised free education for most South African students. But only those who have applied online and have[…]

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VOC Bursary Fund now open

VOC, under the Muslim Broadcasting Corporation, has cemented its commitment to investing in education by awarding multiple bursaries to high-calibre university students on an annual basis. Through proceeds of the annual VOC Festival, the station will again allocate R100 000 in bursaries to disburses to dozens of deserving students in Cape[…]

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JEQ marks Week of the Quran

Jam’eyyatul Qurra will be celebrating their legacy since 1969, with their annual Week of the Quran from the 25th November- 2 December 2017. Jam’eyyatul Qurra will be honouring esteemed ulama such as Shakyh Yusuf Bollie and Sheikh Shaykh Moosa Goder who recently passed away. “These individuals and many others dedicated[…]

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CPUT campuses to open on Wednesday

All campuses at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology will re-open next week Wednesday. Activities were suspended on Tuesday afternoon following ongoing protests over fees, accommodation and workers’ issues. An independent, external chairperson had earlier this week found four students guilty of being involved in campus disruptions. CPUT says it[…]

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