NMMU, Rhodes lawsuit threat
NMMU, Rhodes lawsuit threat

NMMU and Rhodes University could be facing a lawsuit from hundreds of angry parents whose children have been affected by fee-related protests.

7 hours ago

'Free' higher education: unrealistic expectations, unsustainable solutions
'Free' higher education: unrealistic expectations, unsustainable solutions

Free higher education is a myth. There is no such thing anywhere in the world, even in wealthy states like Germany, Finland, Norway and Sweden, which insist that their tertiary education systems are "free". In fact, higher education in those countries is predominantly paid for by taxpayers. They can afford it. They are rich, socially and economically equitable societies.

By Damtew Teferra 17 hours ago

AfriForum's Unisa language case to go on
AfriForum's Unisa language case to go on

Lobby group AfriForum says its battle to preserve Afrikaans as a medium of instruction at various universities in the country will continue despite a high court ruling that dismissed its urgent application to interdict the University of SA (Unisa) from implementing its English-only policy.

By Bekezela Phakathi 1 day ago

To study or not to study...
To study or not to study...

As several universities around South Africa remain shut this week, Wits University is planning to poll its students and staff over whether the institution should remain closed.

By Jan Bornman, Nivashni Nair, Taschica Pillay, Farre 1 day ago

Destruction of university property runs into millions
Destruction of university property runs into millions

Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande has condemned the destruction of university property, which has run into millions of rands.

1 day ago

Spring ushers in a flurry of activities at Regent Business School
Spring ushers in a flurry of activities at Regent Business School

There has been a hive of academic and social activity at Regent Business School in the recent past and there are plans afoot to have many more in the near future. On 16 September 2016, Regent Business School presented a BRICS Masterclass titled, 'Doing Business with the BRICS'. The event was hosted in partnership with the Durban Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal, Nedbank, MANCOSA and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in a new addition to the institution's campus, the Institute of Entrepreneurship. The new building accommodates state-of-art-facilities including a 180-seater raked lecture theatre.

Issued by Regent Business School 2 days ago

Eight arrested in NMMU fees protest
Eight arrested in NMMU fees protest

Eight Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) students were arrested in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.

By Amir Chetty 22 Sep 2016

Fees commission busy working on solution
Fees commission busy working on solution

The chairman of the fees commission has called for patience from students and urged them to accept fee hikes.

By Penelope Mashego and Karl Gerntzky 22 Sep 2016

GIBS forum on leadership and strategy - lessons from the military with US General George W. Casey
GIBS forum on leadership and strategy - lessons from the military with US General George W. Casey

General George W. Casey, who served as Chief of Staff of the US Army efforts in Iraq, told a recent Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) forum that the current unpredictable global political and economic climate requires leaders of vision, courage and character.

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 22 Sep 2016

Education needs a sustainable funding model
Education needs a sustainable funding model

SA should prioritise education right now and give it all the commitment, input, expertise and finances it needs. It includes all education - early childhood development, primary, secondary school and higher education.

By Professor Owen Skae 22 Sep 2016