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Higher Education, universities reach fee compact
Higher Education, universities reach fee compactArticle

The DHET and universities have reached another fee compact to ensure fee increases for the 2021 academic year are kept at affordable levels...

15 Mar 2021

Liquor traders, taverners plead for off-premise sales
Liquor traders, taverners plead for off-premise salesArticle

Liquor traders from the tavern sector are appealing to the government to allow off-premise alcohol sales to resume on 16 January, to help protect the 250,000 jobs in the sector and safeguard livelihoods.

6 Jan 2021

How Covid-19 has changed the cost of back-to-school 2021
How Covid-19 has changed the cost of back-to-school 2021Article

Following a year dominated by Covid-19 with its knock-on economic effects, back-to-school 2021 looks different from previous years. Salary cuts and retrenchments have affected many South Africans, and as a result, many parents are more cash-strapped than ever before. These are some of the changes we anticipate, with tips on how parents can navigate this expensive annual exercise...

Kerry Sutherland 25 Nov 2020

Madelein Barkhuizen, executive manager of sales, distribution, marketing & communication, Bestmed Medical Aid Scheme
#BizTrends2020: Diagnosing SA's healthcare sectorArticle

Healthcare is one of our economy's sectors most carefully scrutinised by local and international investors. This interest is unlikely to decrease in 2020, with the government's announcement of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill...

Madelein Barkhuizen 7 Jan 2020

Research reveals R1.7bn in donations to universities, but distribution severely skewed
Research reveals R1.7bn in donations to universities, but distribution severely skewedArticle

Many South Africans and SA organisations are giving significantly more philanthropic funding to local universities. However, the vast majority of funding goes to more traditional, research-intensive, historically advantaged universities (HAIs)...

3 Jul 2019

Know your visa costs to these popular destinations in 2019
Know your visa costs to these popular destinations in 2019Article

While popular domestic airlines continue to offer affordable domestic flights across South Africa, if you plan to travel internationally on a South African passport anytime this year you'll need to include your visa costs in your budget...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 3 Apr 2019

Mozambican govt imposes crippling fees on independent media
Mozambican govt imposes crippling fees on independent mediaArticle

Authorities in Mozambique should immediately reverse plans to impose prohibitively high financial charges that unduly target independent media...

17 Aug 2018

DStv subscription fees to increase again
DStv subscription fees to increase againArticle

MultiChoice has announced that DStv subscription fees will see another hike this year. Starting in April, expect to pay more. For nothing...

Jason Snyman 23 Feb 2018

Call for comments on draft road traffic regulations
Call for comments on draft road traffic regulationsArticle

The Gauteng Provincial Government has published the Draft Fifteenth Amendment of the Gauteng Road Traffic Regulations for public comment...

19 Feb 2018

Whoever pays for it, fees hike is needed, MPs told
Whoever pays for it, fees hike is needed, MPs toldArticle

Fees need to be hiked regardless of whether education is free or not, to take account of the economic realities facing higher education institutions, Department of Higher Education director-general Gwebinkundla Qonde says...

Tamar Kahn 9 Nov 2017

Free education unfeasible, says leaked report
Free education unfeasible, says leaked reportArticle

The long-awaited university fees commission report is expected to be released by President Jacob Zuma this week, but a leaked version of it saying that free education is unfeasible has already sparked fear of more student protests...

Michelle Gumede and Karl Gernetzky 30 Oct 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

Institutional autonomy under threat as government seeks to increase number of black professors
Institutional autonomy under threat as government seeks to increase number of black professorsArticle

While it is essential to diversify the make-up of staff and students at tertiary institutions, the government's current fixation with increasing the number of black professors further threatens institutional autonomy...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 21 Jul 2017

Why it's OK to charge tourists more for chips
Why it's OK to charge tourists more for chipsArticle

Differential pricing may seem unfair. But if locals had to start paying the same prices as tourists, it's likely that many of them would be prevented from enjoying heritage sites in their own communities...

Sally Everett 5 Jul 2017

Over R4bn for varsity fee increase
Over R4bn for varsity fee increaseArticle

Government has contributed over R4 billion towards covering university fee increases, says Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande...

7 Mar 2017

#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5bn to fund higher education
#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5bn to fund higher educationArticle

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a provision of R5bn has been set aside to fund the higher education and training sector in 2019/20...

22 Feb 2017

NSFAS starts appeals process for rejected students
NSFAS starts appeals process for rejected studentsArticle

Thousands of prospective university students' funding applications have been turned down by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2017 academic year...

Michelle Gumede 10 Feb 2017

Debt call left to universities
Debt call left to universitiesArticle

The Department of Higher Education and Training has left it to universities to decide whether to register students with historical debt who are not funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)...

Khulekani Magubane 27 Jan 2017

New technical campuses to ease pressure
New technical campuses to ease pressureArticle

Three technical and vocational education and training (TVET) campuses will open in 2017 to absorb some of the hundreds of thousands matrics who failed to get university exemption...

Bekezela Phakathi 15 Jan 2017

NSFAS expands access to higher education
NSFAS expands access to higher educationArticle

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says tremendous progress has been made in making higher education more accessible to the poor through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

12 Jan 2017

Members must hold their medical scheme to account on costs
Members must hold their medical scheme to account on costsArticle

Many consumers are bewildered by the escalating costs of medical care, and feel powerless in the face of double-digit increases from the country's largest medical schemes...

20 Dec 2016

The rollercoaster ride that was 2016
The rollercoaster ride that was 2016Article

It has been a tumultuous year, with increased geopolitical uncertainty and shock events such as Brexit and Trump voted in as US president-elect...

Azola Zuma 14 Dec 2016

State welches on Wits
State welches on WitsArticle

Wits University has increased its fees by 8% because it had been left in the lurch by the government, which had short-changed it by R54-million...

Jan Bornman and Shenaaz Jamal 6 Dec 2016

Systems in place to ensure smooth 2017 varsity registration
Systems in place to ensure smooth 2017 varsity registrationArticle

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says a lot of ground work has been done to ensure a seamless registration period for the 2017 academic year...

1 Dec 2016

Free varsity - no free ride
Free varsity - no free rideArticle

Even the poorest university students will have to find a way to pay back the money lent to them for their fees or risk getting nailed by the taxman...

24 Nov 2016

University education 'can never be free'
University education 'can never be free'Article

SA must not deceive itself with the idea of free higher education and should focus on finding a workable model, statistician-general Pali Lehohla says...

17 Nov 2016

Student funding report due for release
Student funding report due for releaseArticle

Blade Nzimande's department is due to table a report to Parliament that will reveal how the government will tackle the crises in higher education...

4 Nov 2016

#FeesMustFall: Business calls for a good, hard look at the skills the country really needs
#FeesMustFall: Business calls for a good, hard look at the skills the country really needsArticle

Can we justify free tertiary education, when there's a greater need for a robust social security system? Does SA need more poets and politicians, when artisans are what will grow the economy?...

Ryan Ravens 21 Oct 2016

Counting the cost of #FeesMustFall and other protests
Counting the cost of #FeesMustFall and other protestsArticle

The 39% increase in the severity of insurance claims is directly attributable to increases in service delivery and student unrest...

Sharon Snell 17 Oct 2016

Wits sets fees hike announcement for December
Wits sets fees hike announcement for DecemberArticle

The University of the Witwatersrand will announce its fee increase decision for 2017 in December, while other universities are mulling their announcement dates...

Genevieve Quintal 11 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Tariff increases reveal fractures in SA medical aid model
#SustainabilityMonth: Tariff increases reveal fractures in SA medical aid modelArticle

Thesubstantial 2017 tariff increases announced by the biggest medical aid schemes is indicative of an industry model that is deeply flawed...

10 Oct 2016

Poll on returning to class a victory for Wits vice-chancellor
Poll on returning to class a victory for Wits vice-chancellorArticle

Wits University students have voted by a 77% majority to resume their studies on Monday, 3 October 2016, in an overwhelming show of confidence in vice-chancellor Adam Habib...

30 Sep 2016

NMMU, Rhodes lawsuit threat
NMMU, Rhodes lawsuit threatArticle

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

28 Sep 2016

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

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...

Jan Bornman, Nivashni Nair, Taschica Pillay, Farre 27 Sep 2016

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

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

27 Sep 2016

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

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

Penelope Mashego and Karl Gerntzky 22 Sep 2016

Fees mayhem spreads
Fees mayhem spreadsArticle

Students are adamant that free education is feasible as university protests enter their third day, despite the Treasury saying those who can afford to should pay fees...

Sipho Mabena, Nathi Olifant and Poppy Louw 21 Sep 2016

Fees 'cop-out' rage
Fees 'cop-out' rageVideo

"A cop-out" and a "short-term reaction to a crisis" is how analysts have described the government's decision to shield poor and middle-income students from university fee increases.

20 Sep 2016

Fees 'cop-out' rage
Fees 'cop-out' rageArticle

"A cop-out" and a "short-term reaction to a crisis" is how analysts have described the government's decision to shield poor and middle-income students from university fee increases...

20 Sep 2016

Universities to decide on 2017 fees
Universities to decide on 2017 feesArticle

Universities will individually decide on the fee increases for 2017 academic year, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande announced on Monday, 19 September 2016...

19 Sep 2016

Nzimande to be quizzed on fees
Nzimande to be quizzed on feesArticle

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande faces tough questions regarding university fees in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) amid reports that President Jacob Zuma has declared a zero rate increase...

Khulekani Magubane and Penelope Mashego 23 Aug 2016

Hold fees for now: ANC
Hold fees for now: ANCArticle

The ANC has called on the government to hold off on increasing student fees for the 2017 academic year until all parties have found an economically viable solution...

16 Aug 2016

Varsity fees 'must be pegged to inflation'
Varsity fees 'must be pegged to inflation'Article

In a move that could reignite #FeesMustFall protests, university fees could rise as much as 6% in 2017 following a 2016 moratorium that has set institutions and the state back billions of rand...

11 Jul 2016

Most South Africans need serious financial support to make it through university. GCIS/Flickr
South Africa must open student funding to public scrutinyArticle

South Africa's government is planning a major overhaul of its student funding system...

Temwa Moyo, Nimi Hoffman, Sioux McKennan 4 May 2016

Students warn war on fee hikes is not over
Students warn war on fee hikes is not overArticle

Buoyed by their #FeesMustFall and #OutsourcingMustFall victories, students have pledged to intensify their battles on campuses across South Africa...

Suthentira Govender 5 Apr 2016

Wits obtains court order to manage student protests
Wits obtains court order to manage student protestsArticle

On 15 January 2016, the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) obtained an interim court order from the South Gauteng High Court...

19 Jan 2016

Universities: give us R2bn more or else
Universities: give us R2bn more or elseArticle

Thousands of students will be barred from studying at university next year if the government fails to find an extra R2bn for those who qualify for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

Prega Govender 21 Dec 2015

Top 2015 Tweets
Top 2015 TweetsArticle

Twitter has unveiled the #YearOnTwitter of 2015. It is a place to look back at the most retweeted Tweets, the most popular trends, and how 2015 unfolded across the world on Twitter...

8 Dec 2015

Higher education bill enables institutional autonomy discussions
Higher education bill enables institutional autonomy discussionsArticle

President Jacob Zuma says the proposed Higher Education Amendment Bill will make it possible for discussions around institutional autonomy to take place...

20 Nov 2015

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