Universities deteriorate due to over-crowding

Deputy Higher Education Minister, Buti Manamela, says infrastructure at some universities is deteriorating due to over-crowding. He visited the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and Fort Hare University campuses in East London as part of the on-going assessment of admissions, registrations and implementation of improvements at National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in public higher institutions.[…]

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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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University fees wont be scrapped: report

Universal free tertiary education will not be feasible in the foreseeable future, and different funding models should be adopted to ensure access for all deserving students, according to the Heher commission’s recommendations. The long-awaited 748-page report by the commission of inquiry into higher education and training – which City Press[…]

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University study to probe child killings in WCape

Premier Helen Zille has decided that a university-led study will probe the spate of child murders in the Western Cape. Zille met with child protection NGOs and the Human Rights Commission to discuss the way forward regarding child murders in the province. Close to 40 children have been murdered in[…]

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NSFAS to announce decision on 2017 applicants

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will on Thursday brief media on the outcomes of its applications for funding. Applications closed on November 30. The process which students who received funding would need to follow next year would also be outlined, the NSFAS said in a statement. Higher Education[…]

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Opposition parties meet VCs over university crisis

It is vital that university classes resume because if the academic year is not completed it will negatively impact admissions for next year and new graduates entering the workplace. That’s the message from university representatives and opposition parties after a meeting on Saturday night. The Democratic Alliance (DA)‚ United Democratic[…]

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Time for a student referendum: Habib

Although thousands of students agree with the study fee protests, they do not want to sacrifice their own qualifications for the cause, Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib said on Monday. He said he had received an enormous amount of letters saying this is just not fair. Students say they need to[…]

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