Education

Free higher education is not a universal right

The 2017 university year is beginning in earnest. The spectre of continued #FeesMustFall (#FMF) movement activity, in spite of evident attrition, political party capture,...

This programme gives learners another shot at their matric certificate

Not everyone passes matric on their first try, which is why the Department of Basic Education (DBE) introduced a “second chance” programme...

Do strict school uniform policies enforce discrimination?

On Monday, Northcliff High School drew criticism when the public learned that it required students to carry a laminated card to show they had...

Opening Schools And What Plans Are In Place

It is still unclear when exactly - or indeed - if schools will reopen. The department of education is proceeding with plans...

The Mbegu Platform: Helping The Youth Find Solutions To Problems In...

South Africa is failing its youth - particularly its poor youth. Despite the ability of young people to creatively pose solutions to the problems...

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...

TVET colleges: here’s what you need to know

Usually conversations around higher education in South Africa are centered on universities. But technical vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are also...

#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...

Everything you need to know about higher education’s CACH system

The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) system has been pushed by universities and the department of higher education and training (DHET) as...

So, what’s the best way to teach children about the history...

A private school in Johannesburg has clarified accusations that it had forced black students to carry a dompas as part of a school project. Nandi...

Graduate student unions have a role to play in the battle...

As shrinking higher education budgets leave staff and precarious workers in a bitter battle to hold ground, we must make space for graduate student...

#DecoloniseSchooling: we need to talk about the violence “elite” schools perpetuate

#StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh has reopened a can of worms for many of us who attended private and ex-model C schools. If I'm honest, this...

Racist St John’s teacher resigns after pressure from education MEC

A geography teacher at St John’s College (SJC) in Johannesburg, Keith Arlow, resigned on Friday for making racist comments and “bringing the school into...

How The DA Would Fix Higher Education

The Democratic Alliance said it would merge the higher education and training department with science and technology, and also issue bursaries for poor students...

A letter to John Robbie, for everyone else who heard that...

Dear John, I listened to your radio show on 29 August 2016, in which you interviewed Mishka Wazar, journalist and former pupil of Pretoria Girls’...

Black students are still a long, long way from being free...

MALAIKA EYOH, a grade 12 student at Pretoria High School for Girls, points out that while the media attention following protests at the school has...

Vodacom makes access to university websites free for staff and students

Good news for students and staff of universities in South Africa. If you’re a Vodacom subscriber, you can access online university portals for free....

SA Students: “Grant FMF Activists Blanket Amnesty”

It's been almost a year since then-president Jacob Zuma announced free tertiary education, legitimising the call of South African students. However, a number of...

NSFAS Delays At DUT: “The Price For Education Is Too High”

AS TOLD TO At the Durban University of Technology, delayed payments from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)...

Here’s how we can achieve free higher education by 2019

Professor ARI SITAS believes free tertiary education is possible for students in South Africa and should be implemented by 2019. Sitas answers six questions...
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