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International recognition for two Wits University academics
International recognition for two Wits University academics

Time magazine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences have recognised the scholarship of two Wits University academics - Professor Glenda Gray and Professor Achille Mbembe...

1 day ago

NMMU students face expulsion
NMMU students face expulsion

Dozens of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University students could be forced to drop out of their studies and leave the university should the institution find them guilty of #FeesMustFall-related crimes...

By Siyamtanda Capa 2 days ago

Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning
Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning

With every sector of the country in considerable turmoil, a wide range of homegrown solutions, approaches and ideas are on the programme of the upcoming sixth annual Psychology Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP...

Issued by SACAP 2 days ago

Four tips to survive and succeed at university
Four tips to survive and succeed at university

Some of the most important lessons students will learn at college or university won't be in the classroom...

21 Apr 2017

Centre for Entrepreneurship to empower Free State youth
Centre for Entrepreneurship to empower Free State youth

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu on Friday launched the Centre for Entrepreneurship in Welkom, Free State, saying such a centre will promote entrepreneurship as a career of choice...

21 Apr 2017

Absa increases university scholarships to R210 million
Absa increases university scholarships to R210 million

The Barclays Africa Group's 2017 CEO Scholarship Fund has increased to R210 million, allowing 3,000 university students, across its 10 African markets, to receive scholarships for the current academic year...

21 Apr 2017

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Minister Zokwana reaches out to agri colleges

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana is set to visit agriculture colleges as part of Government Imbizo Focus Week...

21 Apr 2017

NSFAS rejects 2,000 appeals
NSFAS rejects 2,000 appeals

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has rejected the appeals of more than 2,000 students against their unsuccessful applications for study funding in the 2017 academic year...

By Michelle Gumede 20 Apr 2017

R7bn boost for university infrastructure
R7bn boost for university infrastructure

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has announced major new investment in university infrastructure, which will see government spending R7 billion on a range of projects countrywide...

20 Apr 2017

UFS academic awarded BRICS research funding
UFS academic awarded BRICS research funding

Dr Thulisile Mphambukeli, lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning at UFS, has been awarded a R150,000 research grant by the South African BRICS Think Tank...

19 Apr 2017

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The marketer of the future

Today's traditional media is rapidly evolving towards the marketing of the future. The ‘brandscape' has changed dramatically in a short space of time and marketers are struggling to keep pace with the new environment...

By Dr. Ludi Koekemoer 19 Apr 2017

Department issues college certificates from backlog to 2007
Department issues college certificates from backlog to 2007

The Department of Higher Education and Training has released about 233,000 National Certificate (Vocational) certificates out of the outstanding 236,000 at TVET colleges...

By Michelle Gumede 18 Apr 2017

Varsity has six months to hire LLB lecturers
Varsity has six months to hire LLB lecturers

The Walter Sisulu University has six months to hire required academic staff to teach LLB or face losing accreditation to offer the course...

18 Apr 2017

Education crucial for Africa - Tony Blair
Education crucial for Africa - Tony Blair

Part of attracting investment to a country is education...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Apr 2017

Abel Sithole
MBA students encouraged to view Africa from a new perspective

Addressing attendees at a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa, Abel Sithole, senior research associate at the Institute of Futures Research (IFR) of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), asked “What is Africa to you?”

13 Apr 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC
Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa...

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

Nzimande launches Umgungundlovu TVET College
Nzimande launches Umgungundlovu TVET College

Higher Education and Training minister Blade Nzimande has launched the Umgungundlovu TVET College Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment Centre in KwaZulu-Natal...

12 Apr 2017

SA students compete in KPMG International Case Competition
SA students compete in KPMG International Case Competition

A team of four top students from Witwatersrand (WITS) and University of Pretoria (UP) have headed to Lisbon to compete in the annual KPMG International Case Competition (KICC)...

11 Apr 2017

Announcement of scholarship recipients for Oxbridge Academy
Announcement of scholarship recipients for Oxbridge Academy

Oxbridge Academy, in partnership with ADvTECH, is thrilled to announce its scholarship recipients for 2017 in celebration of 20 years of excellence in education...

Issued by Oxbridge Academy 11 Apr 2017

Bogus colleges still a huge headache in SA
Bogus colleges still a huge headache in SA

After five years of clamping down on unregistered colleges, the Department of Higher Education and Training is battling to shut down these bogus institutions...

10 Apr 2017

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Why every generation of students must find, fulfill or betray its mission

In a recent opinion piece in the Business Day newspaper, author and academic Jonny Steinberg suggested that a “generational estrangement deeper than we have acknowledged” had emerged between the Fees Must Fall generation - those who've led protests against high university tuition fees and higher education structures they say are unjust - and their “scorn for almost everyone over the age of 40”...

By Edward Webster 7 Apr 2017

Rene Albasini from the SACSC and Professor Chris Cloete from the University of Pretoria.
SACSC, University of Pretoria honour retail students

The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and the University of Pretoria, led by Professor Chris Cloete, have awarded successful students...

6 Apr 2017

Montessori institute offers new internationally accredited ECD course
Montessori institute offers new internationally accredited ECD course

The internationally accredited Association Montessori Internationale Assistants to Infancy Course 0-3 will be on offer for the first time in southern Africa at the Indaba Montessori Institute Stellenbosch...

4 Apr 2017

Students left in lurch by new funding model
Students left in lurch by new funding model

Two university campuses have been shut and thousands of students left in limbo after the National Student Financial Aid Scheme failed to release living allowances...

3 Apr 2017

New education, boarding facilities for Lawhill Maritime Centre
New education, boarding facilities for Lawhill Maritime Centre

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape Province opened additional education and boarding facilities, funded by the TK Foundation, at the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon's Town last week...

3 Apr 2017

New post-grad diploma for public sector financial management
New post-grad diploma for public sector financial management

A post-graduate qualification in public sector financial management has been launched by SAIPA and UWC's School of Government...

3 Apr 2017

Students fume at grants delays
Students fume at grants delays

Thousands of students are fuming because they have yet to receive their national students financial aid scheme grants nearly four months into the year...

31 Mar 2017

African languages a must for lawyers
African languages a must for lawyers

Proficiency in at least one indigenous African language should be demonstrated before anyone can be awarded a law degree, says parliament's justice and corrections oversight committee...

30 Mar 2017

Universities put focus on drop-out rate
Universities put focus on drop-out rate

The high university drop-out rate needed to be tackled in light of the growing calls for free higher education, an umbrella grouping of South African universities, Universities SA (Usaf), said on Monday, 27 March 2017...

By Michelle Gumede 29 Mar 2017

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