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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.
UCT ranks 148
UCT ranks 148 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
World University Rankings 2016-2017 analysis

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
How South Africa could fund steeper higher education costs

Recent student protests over tuition fees, university staff and curricula, university autonomy and outsourcing have highlighted a number of issues facing South Africa. The agreement not to increase fees in 2016 has left the country with a short-term education financing gap. The increasing demands for free university education leave it with a longer-term, and much bigger, financing issue.

An article by Professor Steve Koch, in the Conversation, 19 November 2016

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:15
Cornered Blade releases fee-free university report

The authors of a 2012 report mapping out the case for free tertiary education say the government has a moral obligation to enable the poor to study.

An article by Bongani Nkosi, Mail and Guardian, 30 October 2015. Photo from Unisa History virtual exhibition

Publication Date:
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 08:15
Free education is a worthy goal, but South Africa isn’t ready for it yet

Free education in South Africa is a goal worth pursuing, especially for students who are poor and want access to tertiary institutions and those who correctly see it as a right and developmental imperative for the country. Germany has attained it.

An article by Graeme Bloch, 23 October by Times Live

Publication Date:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 08:15
High-level meeting proposes ways to boost universities

The meeting called on African governments and the private and philanthropic sectors to provide more financing to higher education

An article by Wagdi Sawahel, 03 October, University World News

Publication Date:
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 11:15

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