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COVID-19 has put HE internationalisation under review--an article by Samia Chasi
In South Africa, we are in the middle of a national curfew that has been described as one of the strictest globally. We have been occupied with finding new ways of organising everyday life and work in response to the global crisis caused by COVID-19...
Universities prepare for online teaching and learning--an article by Sharon Dell
Despite differences in resourcing, traditional and comprehensive public universities in South Africa, physically shuttered since 16 March owing to the nationwide lockdown, are doing their best to honour their pledge to complete the 2020 academic...
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Friday, 10 July 2020
Universities gear up to save the academic year

An article by Sandisiwe Shoba, 17 April 2020, Daily Maverick

Publication Date:
Fri, 17 Apr 2020 - 09:45
Youth unemployment among graduates – playing the numbers game
  An article by Tessa Knight, 27  May 2019 in the Daily Maverick
Publication Date:
Tue, 28 May 2019 - 09:15
Are graduates ready for artificial intelligence?

The first industrial revolution saw the emergence of the steam engine and iron and textile industries. Electricity, gas and oil, the telephone and telegraph, automobile and plane were introduced as part of the second industrial revolution. The third industrial evolution was the era of electronics, the computer and nuclear energy.

Article by Nelishia Pillay, University World News, 12 June 2018 Issue No:511

Publication Date:
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 - 10:15
How the Richest U.S. Colleges Get Richer Through Huge Tax Subsidies

During his successful quest to win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, Donald Trump told the state’s voters that colleges are fleecing taxpayers and enriching Wall Street.

“What a lot of people don't know is that universities get massive tax breaks for their massive endowments,” he told a crowd in suburban Philadelphia. “These huge multibillion-dollar endowments are tax-free, but too many of these universities don't use the money to help with tuition and student debt. Instead, these universities use the money to pay their administrators, or put donors' names on buildings, or just store the money away. In fact, many universities spend more on private equity fund managers than tuition programs.”

Article by David Sirota and Josh Keefe on 10 May 2017, Newsweek

Publication Date:
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 - 10:00