Disrupting spaces through art with Aqui Thami
Date Released : 15/08/2018During this year’s Silent Protest, BACK.TALK Womxn’s Collective held a two-day workshop at Rhodes University, which included poster making, an exhibition, and a creative dialogue with India-based artist Aqui Thami.
#FeesCommission: Free higher education for all not feasible – report
Date Released : 13/11/2017No student who qualifies for entry into South Africa's Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) should have to pay a cent of their study costs, according to a proposal released on Monday.
How to fix the fees crisis
Date Released : 05/11/2017Over R770bn is needed to provide higher education infrastructure by 2030, says the Heher Commission.
Dissecting Issues Related to Africanising Higher Education
Date Released : 07/11/2017After the success of its 2016 Teaching and Learning Conference, the University of Zululand one again held this significant conference with a focus on “Africanisation of Teaching and Learning: Creativity, Innovation, Invention, Information and Communication Technologies and student participation”.
#FeesMustFall: Exam sessions at Wits at risk as students resolve to shut campus down
Date Released : 03/11/2017Around 300 students met at the Great Hall Piazza at Wits University on Thursday to discuss the yet to be officially released Heher Fees Commission report and to decide on a course of action that could impact on the examination period and the fate of 37,000 students who are about to start writing their exams on 3 November.
Minister Mkhize pleased with rising university graduation numbers
Date Released : 30/10/2017The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, has welcomed the latest Statistics South Africa figures which show that university graduation numbers are rising and that ever more students studying at the country’s 26 public higher education institutions are now from previously disadvantaged backgroungds.
Fears that leaked fees report will spark campus unrest
Date Released : 29/10/2017A leaked report says South Africa cannot afford to meet students' demand for higher education to be free for all.
Mkhize appeals for exams to go ahead at universities amid fee protests
Date Released : 26/10/2017Higher Education Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize has appealed for restraint from all sides to allow for exams to proceed as tensions rise at university campuses over free tuition.
Students were better off in 1980s - statistics chief
Date Released : 25/10/2017The proportion of black students progressing at universities was higher in the 1980s than it was in 2017, says statistician-general Pali Lehohla.
Stellenbosch University doesn't exclude needy students - COO
Date Released : 23/10/2017Stellenbosch University's chief operating officer has rejected the perception that students who can't afford to study there are excluded from the institution.
Higher Education Transformation Network calls for release of Fees Commission report
Date Released : 10/10/2017In August Zuma received the final report of the commission established to look into the feasibility of scrapping university tuition fees.
NMMU drops ‘metropolitan’ from name
Date Released : 28/06/2017Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will be known as Nelson Mandela University from July 20.
Transformation is an integral part of decolonising higher education
Date Released : 26/06/2017Ministerial Task Team (MTT) to look into why there are so few black professors at South African universities.
Your country needs you
Date Released : 30/04/2017South Africa is facing a leadership vacuum, and the future needs graduates to contribute meaningfully, writes Sizwe Mabizela.
First PhD in isiXhosa lauded
Date Released : 26/04/2017Hleze Kunju has been hailed for breaking barriers in academia after becoming the first person at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape to write a PhD in his mother tongue.
Time for a change at universities
Date Released : 07/04/2017In the face of debilitating funding cuts and new waves of student activism, the role of universities in addressing the critical challenges facing the world, such as increasing socioeconomic inequality, is being scrutinised.
University campuses get R7bn injection
Date Released : 21/04/2017Infrastructure backlogs have led to accommodation shortages and student protests
AfriForum, Solidarity head to ConCourt over UFS language policy ruling
Date Released : 20/04/2017AfriForum and Solidarity’s legal team today submitted an application with the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal against the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ruling over the language policy of the University of the Free State (UFS).
NSFAS rejects 2,000 appeals
Date Released : 20/04/2017The 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.
Department issues college certificates from backlog to 2007
Date Released : 18/04/2017The Department of Higher Education and Training has released about 233,000 National Certificate (Vocational) [NC (V)] certificates out of the outstanding 236,000 at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges. The backlog dates back to 2007.
African countries unable to reverse colonial pattern of education
Date Released : 14/04/2017Most African countries have been unable to reverse the colonial pattern of education whereby colonial powers left their subject populations with limited technical, scientific and economic education.
Why every generation of students must find, fulfil or betray its mission
Date Released : 07/04/2017...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”.
Wits 'deeply concerned' about state of SA
Date Released : 07/04/2017Wits University’s Senate has expressed “deep concern” about the state of the country and the effect of corruption on education funding.
Decolonising the curriculum: it’s in the detail, not just in the definition
Date Released : 09/03/2017In the two years since student protests kicked off at South Africa’s universities, people have become increasingly interested in what decolonization means.
There is no shame in being a rape complainant
Date Released : 20/08/2018Sexual violence has become a gruesome topic in the country. On 7 August 2018, as part of the Silent Protest Programme, Rhodes university hosted a “Rape and the Law” panel discussion, where Dr Benita Moolman, Mx Lisa Vetten, Dr Thulane Gxubane and Advocate Nicola Turner spoke about how the criminal justice system responds to rape.
UCT forced to delay budget decisions as it waits for fees commission’s report
Date Released : 23/10/2017Delaying the release of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training by the Presidency is holding back the University of Cape Town’s budgetary plans for 2018, says UCT vice-chancellor Max Price.
Costly name change of Rhodes University won’t address real issues, commentators argue
Date Released : 19/07/2017It was money that led the founders of Rhodes University to name the institution after Cecil John Rhodes – and money that will hinder changing the name.