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 11 hours ago

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

Challenging times demand new ways of seeing and new ways of being in order to turn things around and create a better future. 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 (The South African College of Applied Psychology).

Issued by SACAP 14 hours ago

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

The academic year is underway at South Africa's tertiary institutions, but some of the most important lessons for students cannot be learned in the lecture hall or prac labs. Success at varsity depends on students knowing themselves, staying within their own boundaries and maintaining consistency, according to Marlinie Ramsamy, CEO of FranklinCovey South Africa.

3 days ago

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

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu on Friday, 21 April 2017, launched the Centre for Entrepreneurship in Welkom, Free State, saying such a centre will promote entrepreneurship as a career of choice.

3 days ago

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. The 2017 allocation is in partnership with 21 universities in South Africa and several others in the rest of the continent.

3 days ago

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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.

3 days ago

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 the University of the Free State (UFS), has been awarded a R150,000 research grant by the South African BRICS Think Tank, in collaboration with the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS).

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) [NC (V)] certificates out of the outstanding 236,000 at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges. The backlog dates back to 2007.

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