President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged academics to help the government overcome some of the challenges facing the country. He was speaking at the 25 Years of Democracy Conference underway at the University of Johannesburg. “We want to work with you, and for you to challenge us, to bring added rigour to the work[…]
As the country awkwardly phases itself into the “free higher education” era, the opportunities for our best and brightest learners are set to snowball. South African universities are amongst some of the best in the world, and according to New World Wealth’s index on the number of millionaires they produce, it’s easy[…]
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[…]
Increasing VAT to 20% on all items except basic foods‚ a 10% reduction in government employees’ salaries and diverting “fruitless and wasteful expenditure” by government departments to the Department of Higher Education could assist in funding free education for tertiary students. These are some of the suggestions made by Facebook[…]
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[…]
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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