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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Why South Africa should not build eight new nuclear power stations
Why South Africa should not build eight new nuclear power stationsArticle

It has been an eventful year in South Africa, characterised by power cuts, parliamentary confrontations about wasteful expenditure and student fee protests. There has, however, been a massive elephant in the room that has impacted all these issues but enjoyed surprisingly scarce attention...

Hartmut Winkler 5 Nov 2015

Researching Gen Z
Researching Gen ZArticle

In 2015, a new research study from Universum asked close to 50,000 high school graduates about their future careers, the necessity of higher education and their attitudes to work and life...

28 Oct 2015

Zero increase in varsity fees
Zero increase in varsity feesArticle

There would be zero increase in university fees next year, President Zuma announced on Friday, 23 October 2015...

27 Oct 2015

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[TrendTalk] The hashtag revolutionArticle

Social media, as we have noted in other revolutions globally, has been the catalyst in changing perceptions, providing witness accounts, and creating a groundswell of support...

Louise Marsland 23 Oct 2015

Black twitter: New court of public opinion
Black twitter: New court of public opinionArticle

South Africa's #blacktwitter movement has become the court of public opinion that sways consensus on trends followers are interested in, and that includes a lot of topical issues that the local twitterverse often jumps onto...

Rebone Masemola 21 Oct 2015

Unity trumps politics in protest movement
Unity trumps politics in protest movementArticle

The student protest movement sweeping through the halls of SA's academia shows that it is possible to unite for a common cause despite political affiliation...

21 Oct 2015

Student protests shut three top South African universities
Student protests shut three top South African universitiesArticle

Student protests halted teaching at three of South Africa's top universities on Monday as demonstrations spread against fee increases after months of growing activism on campus...

20 Oct 2015

Crippling cost of being healthy
Crippling cost of being healthyArticle

Consumers will have to budget more for medical aid next year. Three major medical aid schemes have announced their fee increases...

30 Sep 2015

Cutting education costs without compromising quality
Cutting education costs without compromising qualityArticle

As the extreme cost of higher education has once again made headlines around the country, a leading higher education provider says that it's possible for institutions to make changes that will spare the pockets of students and parents without compromising on quality.

3 Mar 2014

ANC bigwigs clash over varsity fees
ANC bigwigs clash over varsity feesArticle

Blade Nzimande and Cyril Ramaphosa are going head to head on university fees.

Prega Govender 3 Mar 2014

Fees squeeze students, parents
Fees squeeze students, parentsArticle

Although the lack of space at tertiary institutions may be one of the reasons many matriculants cannot enrol at university, high fees are also a barrier to entry.

5 Feb 2013

Reserve Bank heads to take a salary freeze
Reserve Bank heads to take a salary freezeArticle

PRETORIA: Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus, the bank's deputy governors, together with the bank's board members - have decided to forgo salary increases in 2013 - given the global economic outlook, said the central bank.

13 Dec 2012

Reserve Bank heads to take a salary freeze
Reserve Bank heads to take a salary freezeArticle

Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus, the bank's deputy governors, together with the bank's board members - have decided to forgo salary increases in 2013 - given the global economic outlook, said the central bank.

13 Dec 2012

North West toll disputes continueArticle

A meeting between the Congress of South African Trade Unions, the transport department and the South African National Roads Agency Ltd about North West tolls was unfruitful, the union federation said.

9 Nov 2012

Spikes Asia 2012 open for delegate registrations
Spikes Asia 2012 open for delegate registrationsArticle

SINGAPORE: Spikes Asia, the regional Asia Pacific Awards and Festival for creative excellence in advertising and communications, is now open for delegate registrations.

24 Apr 2012

Struggling economy may restrict bank fee increases
Struggling economy may restrict bank fee increasesArticle

Weak economic growth and low consumer confidence may mean lower bank charge increases for some bank customers next year.

6 Jan 2012

[2011 trends] SA PR needs to lose cottage industry perception
[2011 trends] SA PR needs to lose cottage industry perceptionArticle

The public relations sector in South Africa is going to be an exciting environment in 2011.

Angelo Coppola: @angelo2711 14 Jan 2011

Bank charges rise steeplyArticle

As the recession bites deep into consumers' pockets, it appears that some banks are helping themselves to some of their clients' hard-earned cash by increasing their service fees.

Derrick Spies 7 Sep 2009

ASA draws up new fee structure
ASA draws up new fee structureArticle

The ASA's Board of Directors has taken a decision to increase fees for competitor disputes and appeals. The increase, according to the ASA, is due to a rise in the annual cost of administering complaints as it is no longer in a financial position to absorb these additional costs.

5 Feb 2009

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