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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...
University still assessing destruction after devastating fire by Edwin Naidu, 22 April 2021
Volumes of African literature, including archives of the liberation struggle history and the mid-19th century Cape San people, hosted at the iconic African Studies Library, as well as several historical buildings have been destroyed by raging fires...
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News

Monday, 10 May 2021
Lack of a “national system” to address student funding for the missing middle.

 

Article by By Sandisiwe Shoba, 17 January 2021 in the Daily Maverick

 

With few options for funding, students in the missing middle bear the brunt of rising fees. These students typically have an annual household income of between R350,000 and R600,000. An estimated 350,000 students fall into this category and funding options are scarce.

Publication Date:
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 12:15
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
Building bridges between the online and offline worlds

To many of us in academia, social media is nothing more than a nuisance. Something we try to ignore, at best tolerate and secretly hate with a passion.

And who can blame us? With their smartphones and their hashtags our students are ‘liberating’ our campuses for causes of their own making. Like #FeesMustFall, #EndOutsourcing and #EndRapeCulture. Starting virtual firestorms raging through the hallowed halls of our universities. Consuming our most precious resources – time and peace of mind.

I’m being ironic, of course. Let me make that clear before somebody quotes me out of context. Probably too late already. Never mind – #TruthWillTrumpAll … yeah, right!

Article by Professor Wim de Villiers, in University World News 26 May 2017 Issue No:461

Publication Date:
Wed, 31 May 2017 - 08:30

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