Overdue certificates from TVET colleges are a hurdle for job seekers

MPs told some students have waited more than 10 years for their certificates

Sizwe Nxasana’s exit ‘suggests a serious crisis at NSFAS’

The student aid fund has been struggling to ensure the smooth roll-out of free higher education

Destructive Fees Must Fall protests cost universities R786m

Naledi Pandor catalogues how laboratories, libraries and buildings were set alight and vandalised on campuses across the country

Protests and shutdowns at campuses rocked by sexual violence

Lectures at both Rhodes and Nelson Mandela University have been suspended as students voice their shock and anger at incidents of rape

UCT probes circumstances around death of Bongani Mayosi

A group of academics and other UCT staff called for an inquiry into the factors that led to the suicide a week ago of the esteemed cardiologist

Global South (read African) academics fall victim to the old boys’ network

University staff say scientific journals still favour the Global North and ‘the stains of the colonial legacy still seem to manifest in the international ...

Policy on pregnant pupils fails to focus on their rights, say Equal Education and Section27

The two civil rights groups say the Department of Basic Education’s draft policy is vague, inconsistent and more concerned with the effect of ...

Panyaza Lesufi loses fight on English-speaking kids in Afrikaans school

The Constitutional Court refused to even hear the case‚ saying it had no prospect of success. It also ruled that the education department must pay the ...

Government launches new recruitment scheme to help unemployed graduates

Some question the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme, about which few details have been given, but others say they find it motivating

Court tells government to fix loopholes in school infrastructure plans

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was ordered to rewrite school infrastructure rules that make indefinite delays possible

SA initiative wins World Innovation Summit for Education award

Partners for Possibility is an initiative that pairs school principals with business leaders, which usually leads to a long-lasting relationship

High court postpones important ruling on state of SA’s schools

Equal Education, which is trying to hold the government to its own standards for school infrastructure, is unhappy about the delay

Equal Education elects new leadership as it looks to put harassment scandal behind it

Its national council also adopted new resolutions and changed its constitution to improve accountability and awareness of race, gender and sexual orientation ...

University of Zululand gets deadline to reopen fraud probe

The main allegations include vice-chancellor Xoliswa Mtose’s appointment and an illegal transfer of R11.5m

Wits to get its first black female chancellor

University of the Witwatersrand confirms that Dr Judy Dlamini and Anele Mngadi have emerged as hopefuls to replace former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke

First course for lawyers on impact investment to begin soon at UCT

Impact investing is increasingly seen as a key driver of socioeconomic development, drawing on the power of capital to advance social change

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