Mthokozisi Ntumba has become a household name in SA after being shot dead during a fees protest by students outside Wits University on Wednesday. He was a bystander who was struck while leaving a nearby clinic in Braamfontein. His death is being investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).[…]
The Student Representative Council of the University of Cape Town, says it stands in solidarity with students facing exclusions at tertiary institutions across the country. It was reacting to Wednesday’s protests by Wits students in Braamfontein in Johannesburg during which a man was shot dead and two students wounded during[…]
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) said that all monies have been paid despite the coronavirus pandemic and has encouraged students who require funding to apply. NSFAS paid funds to public institutions of higher learning or TVET colleges directly, which then distribute the funds to students whose applications were[…]
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[…]
Some institutions of higher learning were inundated with prospective and returning students on the first day of registration on Monday. This is despite pleas by institutions for students to use online processes for inquiries and checking the status of their applications. Wits University says it will only accept over five-thousand[…]
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[…]
University tuition fees for 2018 will be increased by eight percent in line with inflation. In a statement on Thursday, Universities SA (USAf) said the issue of free tertiary education has yet to be settled, as the country waits for an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Higher education to process the[…]
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[…]
President Jacob Zuma wanted to announce free education as early as February this year, but was stopped on his tracks by National Treasury, when Pravin Gordhan was still finance minister. The Sunday Times can today reveal that Treasury officials intervened by removing the free education announcement in Zuma’s state of[…]
If President Jacob Zuma moved ahead with an alleged plan to announce free education across the board through a controversial funding scheme it would spell disaster for the country, a leading educationalist said. TimesLIVE on Tuesday exclusively revealed that the plan, apparently devised by Zuma’s future son-in-law, Morris Masutha, and[…]
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