Education

Zuma’s free education plan will dump the costs onto academics

President Zuma dropped the bomb of all bombs on the FeesMustFall question on Saturday, declaring free and state-subsidised tertiary education. While the decision has...

Why are the doors of higher learning still closed to young...

More white and Indian kids are going on to higher education today than 12 years ago, but for black and coloured kids, it’s still...

“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,...

Beyond FMF: The first in their families to go to university

South Africa’s higher education sector has been rocked over the last two years as the Fees Must Fall protests at universities, colleges and technikons...

The sun is rising on renewable energy technologies

We find ourselves on the verge, once again, of global shifts such as migration and severe climate change among many other challenges forged as...

Education MEC and St John’s community seek expulsion of racist teacher

A prestigious private boys’ school, St John’s College (SJC) in Johannesburg, has found a senior teacher guilty of numerous racist remarks directed at learners....

Beyond FMF: #PostGradStruggles

South Africa’s higher education sector has been rocked over the last two years as the Fees Must Fall protests at universities, colleges and technikons...

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...

#FeesCommission report: How TVETs win

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions are the biggest winners according to the recommendations of the Fees Commission report. Universities will not...

A foray into the messy world of Fees Must Fall politicking

Behind one of the many buildings that dotted the Eskom Learning Centre in Midrand, a huge white marquee had been erected for the Higher...

Lights, camera, robbery! Five ways journos can do their jobs safely

You would think that bright lights and a news crew filming live would be enough to ward off any robbers with bad intentions. But...

Three years on and no compensation for Limpopo family whose child...

Provincial education departments faced legal claims of up to R1.5‑billion over the past financial year, according to their annual reports. Among the claims, some of...

Parents, principals will no longer decide whether learners get condoms

School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education...

Palestinian student seeks funding to pursue his engineering dreams

Mohamad Hamdan, a 23-year-old Palestinian living in Beirut, Lebanon, has been accepted to study his master’s in engineering at the Grenoble Institute of Technology...

Committee meeting on student protest policing finds inadequately trained private security...

Greater cooperation between police and universities is needed during student protests; police and universities also need to reexamine the role of private security in...

Protecting religion in schools protects the identities of learners

In June the South Gauteng High Court ruled that religious practices may be observed by learners and educators at public schools, but a public...
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