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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


Friday, 16 August 2019
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
University libraries hard-hit by depreciating rand

Subscriptions to international journals run into the millions and the plummeting rand is "crippling" libraries and holding academics back.

An article by Sarah Wild, 22 January 2016 Mail and Guardian

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 - 08:45