Education

All you need to know about NSFAS for 2017

Earlier in January, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) opened a second direct application process to students. This call for applications considers numerous...

Should We Have No Religion Or All Religions In Schools?

A religious NGO, known as Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie (OGOD/Organisation for Religious Teaching and Democracy), is currently seeking a court order against the...

Asanda Ngoasheng: Why racial sensitivity and social justice training must begin...

During her time lecturing journalism at Wits University and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Asanda Ngoasheng became interested in developing a...

UKZN Is Still A Colonial Institution

COMMENT Last month, the Witness published a story of one Mr Vincent Luxolo Mtyende, a lecturer at the University...

Jobseekers: How to apply for a job in-person

In today's digital world, most vacancies are posted on a company's website or a popular job search website. But there are jobs,...

UKZN: No Money To Fund All Students

In spite of an agreement between the management of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and students meant to halt a new spate of protests at...

The Real Price Of A Degree: The Untold Story Of Financially...

AS TOLD TO Author and masters candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Thuthukani Nkosi will be publishing his book...

The poverty porn of matric results

The release of matric results every year usually ushers in a slew of reports of young people who've succeeded despite great odds....

Big business urged to step up and fill the gap between...

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has demanded (among other things) that the private sector be held accountable for the education of South...

NSFAS delays leave students uncertain and unfunded

Delays regarding National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding have left prospective university students in limbo, and some institutions in chaos. The knock-on effect...

Why educating girl children is the key to economic growth in...

Educating Africa's girl children is more urgent than ever as the continent fast approaches a potential stage of social and economic development called a...

Racism thrives at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School

Racism at former Model C schools is in the spotlight once again, after voice notes capturing the use of the k-word by a Grade...

Universities are still studying the Fees Commission report

South African universities have welcomed the release of the Heher Commission report but are still deliberating its 750 pages before announcing what this means...

Inequality of yesteryear breeds inequality in SA’s future job markets

South Africa's education system is considered to be one of the worst in the world. A 2015 study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

“Nothing less than free education” – Student leaders on leaked fees...

Some Student Representative Councils (SRCs) have decided to wait till the president releases the Fees Commission report rather that relying on the leak. On Sunday,...

Eight things you didn’t know about the University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare (UFH) is known for its notable alumni - with many political figures who all hailed from this institution. The...

“Free education is possible, but implementing it in four weeks is...

President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of free education for the poor came as a shock to many South Africans. Some political analysts in particular interpreted...

Decolonial School ‘POC’ Supper Had No White People Despite Backlash

The Decolonial School hosted at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has received mass attention over the last week. This attention, however, had very...

Albinism activist says we need to do something before the killings...

Mpho Tjope (33) resigned from his corporate job to dedicate himself as an albinism awareness activist. He says South Africa needs to do more...

Pressure to transform grows at St. John’s College

Management at prestigious Johannesburg private school St John’s College (SJC) is still in hot water, despite the dismissal of a teacher found guilty of...
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