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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

#StartupStory: Women's sports, how this sets Sports Mvt apart
#StartupStory: Women's sports, how this sets Sports Mvt apartArticle

Bhekani Bright Ndebele, founder of Sports Mvt, a digital sports media and entertainment agency, talks to us about their exclusive focus on women's sports and how it sets them apart from other digital agencies...

Juanita Pienaar 4 Aug 2020

Youth are not the future. They are the now
Youth are not the future. They are the nowArticle

It is the youth that are steering us forward with unwavering conviction. They are not willing to wait for change. They're leading in the present...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 15 Jun 2020

How to bridge the financial gap for a good education
How to bridge the financial gap for a good educationArticle

91% of 1845 recently polled South Africans considered education key to their future success. 77% believed a qualification made people more employable. 92% believed their children would need more than one qualification to ensure gainful employment. These findings emerged from a recent survey commissioned by Goal Manager _Education.pdf Sanlam and executed by Ova to You...

16 Oct 2019

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11 Oct 2019

What does SA education need to succeed in 2019?
What does SA education need to succeed in 2019?Article

The recent release of the 2018 Matric results has been a culmination of a challenging academic period in the South African education sector. This is so because it's characterised mostly by issues of ill-discipline, disruption of teaching and learning...

Koketso Marishane 9 Jan 2019

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

Defining the lines for automatic transfer of employees
Defining the lines for automatic transfer of employeesArticle

Do employees automatically transfer from an old service provider to a new service provider when the client replaces the one with the other...?

Johan Botes 4 Oct 2018

FCB Joburg designer selected to study for Masters in Sweden
FCB Joburg designer selected to study for Masters in SwedenArticle

An FCB Joburg designer, Nontokozo Tshabalala, has beaten out 20,000 applicants to join nine other young South Africans to be awarded a Sweden Institute Study Scholarship (SSIS)...

Issued by Nahana Communications Group 7 Jun 2018

Fees have fallen - at TSiBA!
Fees have fallen - at TSiBA!Article

Fees Must Fall has always been TSiBA's ethos and a reality for our students who only pay what they can afford with the rest being funded by scholarships...

Issued by TSIBA 17 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Landscapes, learning and the employee
#BizTrends2018: Landscapes, learning and the employeeArticle

Kicking off 2018, the priority for the Education and Training (ETD) and Management Training calendar is planning for the coming year ahead...

Mark Orpen 7 Jan 2018

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Government refuses to reveal how it will pay for free higher educationArticle

The government has refused point-blank to reveal how much the free higher education announced by President Jacob Zuma is likely to cost, and where the money will come from, only that it will be within the approved national budget...

Sipho Mabena 5 Jan 2018

Zuma's R12 billion fees 'gift' rattles ANC
Zuma's R12 billion fees 'gift' rattles ANCArticle

President Jacob Zuma brushed aside pleas from Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba not to make his shock announcement on Saturday of a bold plan to provide free higher education to poor students from next year...

Ranjeni Munusamy, Sabelo Skiti, Qaanitah Hunter an 18 Dec 2017

Fees, fights, foes and chums... the blood of an elective battle
Fees, fights, foes and chums... the blood of an elective battleArticle

President Jacob Zuma sprung an early morning surprise at the weekend when he announced the provision of fee-free higher education for the poor and working class, hours before the ANC's 54th national elective conference started at Nasrec.

Khulekani Magubane 18 Dec 2017

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

Higher Education Transformation Network calls for release of Fees Commission report
Higher Education Transformation Network calls for release of Fees Commission reportArticle

The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) has called on President Jacob Zuma to "urgently" release the final report of the Fees Commission...

Nomahlubi Jordaan 11 Oct 2017

Universities SA wary of ANC's free tertiary tuition
Universities SA wary of ANC's free tertiary tuitionArticle

The ANC's proposal to provide free tertiary education for poor people from 2018 was unlikely to placate students, Universities SA have warned...

Bekezela Phakathi 4 Aug 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

#YouthMonth: What's on Your Plate competition highlights student innovation
#YouthMonth: What's on Your Plate competition highlights student innovationArticle

What's on Your Plate, an online cookout competition challenges students to cook a meal using the “student, fridge and pantry” all while sharing their innovative and positive solutions to SA's problems...

5 Jun 2017

Nedbank releases 2016 Sustainability Review
Nedbank releases 2016 Sustainability ReviewArticle

Nedbank's 2016 Sustainability Review highlights how it contributes to the sustainable development agenda of the South Africa, with a focus on products and services, partnerships and operations...

4 May 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

Free higher education 'not sustainable'
Free higher education 'not sustainable'Article

Business Unity SA (Busa) says free higher education is not sustainable and business cannot carry its costs alone, given the low levels of economic growth...

Michelle Gumede 10 Mar 2017

ConCourt orders release of FeesMustFall student
ConCourt orders release of FeesMustFall studentArticle

After almost six months in custody, FeesMustFall student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile is a free man...

2 Mar 2017

IAB announces finalists for Bookmark Awards 2017
IAB announces finalists for Bookmark Awards 2017Article

The IAB SA has announced the Bookmark Awards finalists for 2017. Following several weeks of judging, the panel has narrowed down a record number of entries into a shortlist of official finalists, each demonstrating talent and digital innovation in their respective categories...

22 Feb 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

Facebook's 2016 Year in Review reveals SA's top moments
Facebook's 2016 Year in Review reveals SA's top momentsArticle

Facebook has released its annual Year in Review, where users can see what was the top moments on the social media platform...

9 Dec 2016

UJ raises R100m for missing middle students
UJ raises R100m for missing middle studentsArticle

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has raised R100m to support the studies of almost 2,500 missing middle students...

23 Nov 2016

How to choose and pay for your student loan
How to choose and pay for your student loanArticle

As much as there is uncertainty about what the outcome of the current Fees Must Fall campaign will be, student loans are still an option for many of our youth...

Andrew Cross 14 Nov 2016

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

'Bloated education system too expensive'
'Bloated education system too expensive'Article

South Africa is not prioritising education, resulting in the university crisis that has seen disruptions on campuses across the country for more than a month, Statistician-General Pali Lehohla said...

26 Oct 2016

The G&G Digital team.
#SustainabilityMonth: Tap into new-generation thinking or stagnateArticle

This month's New Generation Awards saw G&G Digital named winner of nine awards for clients, including overall agency of the year. Here, executive creative director, Desiree Gullan explains the importance of digital interaction in the current climate of constant community engagement...

Leigh Andrews 24 Oct 2016

Wits #FeesMustFall leader to spend another night in jail
Wits #FeesMustFall leader to spend another night in jailArticle

Fees must Fall leader Mcebo Dlamini will spend another night in police custody...

Julia Madibogo 17 Oct 2016

John Cooney, Rob Stokes and some of the Red & Yellow School's magic makers.
Red & Yellow bid farewell to John CooneyArticle

Last week, the Red & Yellow School of Logic and Magic held its first ever Alumni Reunion at the launch of its Alumni Association chaired by Philip Ireland of Ireland Davenport...

Pasqua Heard 17 Oct 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

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

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

Amir Chetty 22 Sep 2016

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#YouthMonth: Marketing to the next generationArticle

The Sunday Times Youth Marketing Conference, which took place on Friday, 10 June, opened with a keynote by Jason Levin, MD of HDI Youth Marketeers, providing an overview of the 12th Sunday Times Generation Next survey...

Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 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

Campaign to campaign: giving a voice to those affected by injustice
Campaign to campaign: giving a voice to those affected by injusticeArticle

The expected increase in the price of bread has been met with concern. We spoke to Amandla.mobi about their campaign against the increase...

Cari Van Wyk 25 Apr 2016

Five budget speech highlights you may have missed
Five budget speech highlights you may have missedArticle

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did an admirable job of balancing South Africa's books in his 2016 Budget, by providing a sound framework for the next year...

Rob Cooper 29 Feb 2016

Embattled SA universities should take the same advice given to business leaders
Embattled SA universities should take the same advice given to business leadersArticle

South Africa's embattled institutes of higher learning could find long-term solutions to the current crisis in education by applying the principles of business model innovation...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Feb 2016

Deepening inequality is the high price students will pay for free education
Deepening inequality is the high price students will pay for free educationArticle

University students have scored some massive victories since "fees must fall" entered South Africa's lexicon...

Lyn Snodgrass 12 Feb 2016

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

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