tertiary education

UN: ‘Unfathomable’ Taliban restrictions on women must end

INTERNATIONAL The United Nations is urging the Taliban to immediately revoke policies targeting girls and women in Afghanistan. Volker Turk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said: “No country can develop – indeed survive – socially and economically with half its population excluded.” “These unfathomable restrictions placed on women[…]

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Fees Must Fall’s Mcebo Dlamini back in court

Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, facing charges of theft‚ assault‚ public violence and malicious damage to property in connection with student protests in October 2016. He was arrested in October 2016, but was released on R2,000 bail in[…]

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ANC plans to provide funding for ‘missing middle’

The ANC has committed to developing a programme to fund the so-called ‘missing middle’ at higher institutions. This was said during an ANC media briefing held by a subcommittee on education, health, science and technology. Committee chairperson, Naledi Pandor, said their main challenge remained the ‘missing middle’. The missing middle[…]

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DHET to assist with university placements

As a sizable percentage of the current crop of Matriculants scramble to submit last minute applications for tertiary education in 2015, the Department of High Education and Training (DHET) has revealed that it will assist students in securing a place at an institution of their choice. This is in order[…]

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