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A story of hope
A story of hopeArticle

Since the inception of the Hillensberg Trust, students at the NWU have received bursaries to the value of over R5m...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 30 Mar 2021

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

How to fund your 2021 journey through higher education
How to fund your 2021 journey through higher educationArticle

"Education is a powerful tool that helps to advance societies, driving innovation and birthing new industries that boost economies," says Leana de Beer, CEO of Feenix. But for many young South Africans, tertiary education is restricted - often seen to be expensive or out of reach for those who can't get funding through NSFAS, bursaries or student loans...

11 Jan 2021

Wild Bean Café Design-A-Cup winner has his future studies secured
Wild Bean Café Design-A-Cup winner has his future studies securedArticle

20-year-old North West University design student Kabelo Diphoko was facing the prospect of dropping out without completing his degree when he came across the Wild Bean Café Design-A-Cup competition...

Issued by Intune Communications and Entertainment 15 Oct 2020

Get ready to celebrate #SmallBizFriday
Get ready to celebrate #SmallBizFridayArticle

Small Business Friday was created nine years ago by the National Small Business Chamber in response to small business owners' most pressing need: getting more customers...

31 Aug 2020

Tapping into your property's equity for an extra boost of funds
Tapping into your property's equity for an extra boost of fundsArticle

With the number of interest rate reductions this year, a home loan or 'bond' is starting to look like a really attractive option if you need to access a large amount of cash, and fast...

Kerry Dimmer, Issued by Private Property South Africa 18 Aug 2020

Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the difference
Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the differenceArticle

In the 2019 Saica Nation Building Impact Report, Saica CEO Freeman Nomvalo says: "As Saica celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, we remain committed to our higher purpose of building a better world and illustrating the integral role our noble profession plays in securing the future of our country..."

Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 30 Jun 2020

The actual cost of one South African school day
The actual cost of one South African school dayArticle

South African parents are all too familiar with the monthly debit order or regular payment for children's school fees. Educating your children is one of the most important things you'll ever do for them, but have you ever stopped to work out how much each day at school actually costs?

Shea Karssing 12 Jun 2019

51% of SA youth can't pay tertiary tuition
51% of SA youth can't pay tertiary tuitionArticle

About 51% of South Africa's youth - between ages 18 - 24 do not have the financial means to pay for their tertiary tuition, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced...

28 Mar 2019

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School-Days, Dis-Chem award R100k in bursariesArticle

To celebrate the launch of the Dis-Chem For Youth card, School-Days recently gave four young South Africans - who are the winners of its bursary competition - R25,000 bursaries to use towards education fees. ..

30 Jan 2019

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Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some newArticle

The government of Benin has cancelled a recent decree that imposed a tax on users of platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp...

George Ogola 4 Oct 2018

Zuma blindsided Treasury when he announced fee-free education, says Gigaba
Zuma blindsided Treasury when he announced fee-free education, says GigabaArticle

Former president Jacob Zuma's announcement of free higher education blindsided the National Treasury, said Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba...

22 Feb 2018

R57bn for free tertiary education
R57bn for free tertiary educationArticle

Government has been forced to hold back on some of its capital projects and reduce spending on goods and services in order to find R57-billion to fund free tertiary education...

Thabo Mokone 21 Feb 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

EFF to 'assist' with varsity registrations
EFF to 'assist' with varsity registrationsArticle

The EFF has reiterated that it wants every potential student to be registered as party members visit universities and colleges across the Eastern Cape this week, regardless of whether or not the institutions have space...

Tremaine Van Aardt 8 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

Universities to potential students: no walk-in applications allowed
Universities to potential students: no walk-in applications allowedArticle

Universities South Africa has warned potential students not to just walk into universities to try and apply at the last minute, saying such a situation could turn out deadly...

Katharine Child 3 Jan 2018

Adding missing middle 'could hobble NSFAS'
Adding missing middle 'could hobble NSFAS'Article

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has told MPs that it could encounter difficulties if President Jacob Zuma decided it should also cater for the so-called "missing middle" in the 2018 academic year...

Bianca Capazorio 30 Nov 2017

Treasury on back foot as Zuma takes control
Treasury on back foot as Zuma takes controlArticle

The medium-term budget policy statement, presented a mere two weeks ago, has been thrown into question as a joint team from the Treasury and the Office of the President comb through it, looking for R40bn in expenditure cuts to fund free higher education...

Carol Paton 13 Nov 2017

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

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

2017 SAIPA National Accounting Olympiad winners
2017 SAIPA National Accounting Olympiad winnersArticle

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) named Juanè Cronje, from Die Hoërskool DF Malan in the Western Cape, the winner of the 2017 annual National Accounting Olympiad at a Gala Awards evening held in Johannesburg on 10 October...

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

Crowdfunding initiative to support student education
Crowdfunding initiative to support student educationArticle

Standard Bank is supporting a new crowdfunding initiative aimed at significantly enhancing access to education for students countrywide...

22 Jun 2017

Research indicates universities' reliance on high foreign donations
Research indicates universities' reliance on high foreign donationsArticle

Against the background of Youth Month and the national crisis in higher education, Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement in Cape Town, has released its Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education in local universities...

19 Jun 2017

UJ raises millions for missing middle
UJ raises millions for missing middleArticle

The University of Johannesburg has raised R147m to fund students in the missing middle...

Michelle Gumede 29 May 2017

Absa increases university scholarships to R210 million
Absa increases university scholarships to R210 millionArticle

The Barclays Africa Group's 2017 CEO Scholarship Fund has increased to R210 million, allowing 3,000 university students, across its 10 African markets, to receive scholarships for the current academic year...

21 Apr 2017

NSFAS rejects 2,000 appeals
NSFAS rejects 2,000 appealsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has rejected the appeals of more than 2,000 students against their unsuccessful applications for study funding in the 2017 academic year...

Michelle Gumede 20 Apr 2017

Paving the road ahead for young entrepreneurs
Paving the road ahead for young entrepreneursArticle

As part of its investigation into skills and youth unemployment in South Africa, Barloworld Logistics recently conducted a Youth Pulse survey, to gain insight into the concerns and aspirations of our students...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 18 Apr 2017

Committee satisfied with post-school education plan
Committee satisfied with post-school education planArticle

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Connie September, has voiced her satisfaction with the national plan on Post-School Education in the country...

23 Mar 2017

SA 'has money to cover fees'
SA 'has money to cover fees'Article

Advocacy organisation Equal Education (EE) made an impassioned plea for the provision of free, quality higher education at the fees commission on Wednesday, saying SA had an abundance of resources that were mismanaged...

Michelle Gumede 17 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

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

Max Price calls for tax on graduates
Max Price calls for tax on graduatesArticle

The state should consider a graduate tax to tackle the funding challenges faced by most students at tertiary institutions, UCT vice-chancellor Max Price has said...

Bekezela Phakathi 28 Feb 2017

Business raises R140m for education
Business raises R140m for educationArticle

As SA's universities begin the new academic year, the private sector has already raised about R140m of a targeted R200m to finance the pilot scheme for the new funding model for poor and "missing middle" students...

Hilary Joffe 6 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

NSFAS pays R1.3bn for student registrations
NSFAS pays R1.3bn for student registrationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has paid R1.3 billion to 26 public universities for registration fees for qualifying students...

25 Jan 2017

Public Works bursaries a game changer for top achievers
Public Works bursaries a game changer for top achieversArticle

Adopting the habit of working hard from an early age is what secured a bright future for an aspirant mechanical engineer, Olwethu Bitterhout, from the Eastern Cape...

More Matshediso 15 Jan 2017

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

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

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

Announcement on 2017 varsity fees expected mid-Sept
Announcement on 2017 varsity fees expected mid-SeptArticle

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says he is hopeful that the current consultations with all stakeholders on the 2017 university fees will conclude successfully, with a formal announcement expected to be made in mid-September...

1 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

Wits starts ball rolling on fees
Wits starts ball rolling on feesArticle

The first round of public hearings of the commission of inquiry into university fees starts today with Wits University's submission...

Poppy Louw 10 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

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