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How you will pay for Zuma's free education plan?
The government is considering drastic budget cuts to fund free higher education, including cutting social grants, freezing the roll-out of RDP houses and increasing taxes. By Lynley Donnelly , Khadija Patel, Matuma Letsoalo, Mail and Guardian,...
Student protesters must move beyond hashtags to real change -John Higgins
Protest movements are manifestos of a sort. Like manifestos, both political and aesthetic, they usually aim to create the support they need by seeking to identify a wrong, then proposing a way of righting it.
UCT ranks 171
UCT ranks 171 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
World University Rankings 2017-2018 analysis

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Too much academic research is being published

Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit, published in University World News, 07 September 2018 Issue No:519

 

There is a crisis in academic publishing – too much pressure on top journals, too many books of marginal quality, the rise of predatory journals and publishers that publish low or marginal quality research and tremendous pressure on academics worldwide to publish. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 - 07:15
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
Free higher education in South Africa: Cutting through the lies and statistics
Free higher education in South Africa: Cutting through the lies and statistics

Mail & Guardian, An article by Sean Mfundza Muller 25 Jan 2018 

Publication Date:
Fri, 02 Feb 2018 - 08:30
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

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