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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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Saturday, 30 May 2020
University leaders as ‘meaning makers’

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:
Fri, 13 May 2016 - 08:45
University lecturers on the breadline: is the UK following in America’s footsteps?

In the US, 76% of academics are in casual posts with little job security, and some are even on food stamps. There are growing fears that it could happen in the UK.

An article by Mary O'Hara, 17 November 2015, the Guardian

Publication Date:
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 - 11:45
South Africa and the illusion of free higher education

Demands for free higher education and other social services such as health and basic education in Africa date back to the 1960s. These demands were common across countries with diverse ideological orientations – from socialist Mozambique and Tanzania to capitalist Kenya and Uganda.

An article by Patricio Langa, Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, Jens Jungblut and Nico Cloete, 26 February, World University News

Publication Date:
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 - 08:30
The student uprising in South Africa in 2015 is the subject of the latest edition of the international journal, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education

This edition has been co-edited by UCT’s Professor John Higgins, Arderne Chair of Literature, and Peter Vale, director of the Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Study.

Publication Date:
Mon, 22 Feb 2016 - 09:00