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Treat the cause, not the symptom of student protests by Tom P. Abales
Chicken pox marks only appear on the skin several days after people have been infected with the virus. When we consider the brief rise of the ‘Luddites’ in the second decade of the 19th century the same is true: the machinery they attacked was fully...
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.
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Thursday, 20 October 2016

In December last year, about 70 senior academic economists wrote an open letter expressing their outrage following President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. These academics have written another open letter - this time about the Hawks investigation into Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

An article from the Mail n Guardian, 25 August 2016

Publication Date:
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 13:00

Higher education institutions will risk funds being withdrawn if they do not address gender inequality, according to a new report.

The national review of gender equality in higher education, which was done by the Expert Group and commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), outlined the need for a greater gender balance of staff.

Story by Marése O’Sullivan, UTV, Dublin, 27 June 2016

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 11:30

South Africa’s government is planning a major overhaul of its student funding system. This comes in the wake of protests at the country’s universities that saw students successfully freeze fee increases for the 2016 academic year.

Article by Temwa Moyo, Nimi Hoffmann and Sioux McKenna, 29 April 2016, University World News

Publication Date:
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 09:00

Universities globally are increasingly challenged by disruptive innovation that is revolutionary, unpredictable and moving at an unprecedented pace. In this context, universities have to navigate demands for ever-increasing scrutiny from funders, regulatory bodies and societal stakeholders to be accountable for achieving public good purposes such as promoting social justice and equality.

An article by Heather Nel, 06 May 2016, University World News

Publication Date:
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 08:45