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South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals
South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying idealsArticle

Ongoing student protests in South Africa have once again highlighted various problems with higher education funding. They boil down to challenges of affordability and sustainability...

Gerald Wangenge-Ouma 7 Apr 2021

Presidency receives memorandum from student activists
Presidency receives memorandum from student activistsArticle

Presidency Director-General Dr Cassius Lubisi has received a memorandum from #FeesMustFall activists demanding blanket amnesty for activists who have been convicted of crimes arising from the #FeesMustFall protest in 2017...

3 Jan 2019

Exams in a tent for UCT
Exams in a tent for UCTArticle

In an attempt to ensure peaceful exams, the protest-hit University of Cape Town has erected an enormous tent on its rugby field where students will write their final exams under police guard...

Petru Saal 16 Nov 2017

Heher commission says public technical and vocational education should be free
Heher commission says public technical and vocational education should be freeArticle

The Heher Commission's report on funding tertiary education has recommended that public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) education be fee-free...

Genevieve Quintal 14 Nov 2017

Anger as Zuma keeps mum on the Fees Commission report
Anger as Zuma keeps mum on the Fees Commission reportArticle

President Jacob Zuma is keeping mum on when he will make public the findings of the Fees Commission report into the feasibility of free education...

Farren Collins and Petru Saal 26 Oct 2017

ANC plays it safe: free higher education soon
ANC plays it safe: free higher education soonArticle

The ANC wants the government to provide free higher education for poor would-be students as early as next year...

Sabelo Ndlangisa 2 Aug 2017

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

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”...

Edward Webster 7 Apr 2017

CRET students continue to achieve excellent results
CRET students continue to achieve excellent resultsArticle

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust provides bursaries and support towards tertiary studies for disadvantaged students, while providing young adults with opportunities to gain essential work experience...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 20 Mar 2017

Professor Norman Duncan, vice principal of the University of Pretoria, presenting at the UN Global Colloquium of University Presidents at Yale University in 2016.
#WSF2017: How #FeesMustFall presented opportunities for greater student accessibilityArticle

At the recently concluded World Sustainability Forum 2017, Professor Norman Duncan noted how the #FeesMustFall protests have highlighted issues around sustainability...

Sindy Peters 31 Jan 2017

Higher Education Minister to meet with student association
Higher Education Minister to meet with student associationArticle

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande is to meet with the South African Further Education and Training Students Association on Friday to iron out ongoing concerns...

Khulekani Magubane 26 Jan 2017

SA's factory owners express record pessimism
SA's factory owners express record pessimismArticle

SA's factory owners showed their biggest swing into pessimism on record in October, the Barclays-sponsored purchasing managers index (PMI) released on Tuesday showed...

Robert Laing 2 Nov 2016

Judicial candidates fail to cut mustard
Judicial candidates fail to cut mustardArticle

Interviews to fill vacancies on the bench got under way in Cape Town on Monday, 3 October 2016, with the Judicial Service Commission leaving open a position in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, after three candidates - two senior counsel and a professor of constitutional law - failed to garner a majority of votes...

4 Oct 2016

Fees Commission to determine feasibility of free education
Fees Commission to determine feasibility of free educationArticle

South Africans are called to make written submissions to the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training, referred to as the Fees Commission, says Parliament...

5 May 2016

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