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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 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
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

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Tue, 01 Dec 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:
Mon, 16 Nov 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:
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 - 11:15