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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
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

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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

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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 - 11:15
Around the world, the massification of higher education has created more differentiated systems, more inequality among institutions – and more inequality within the academic profession

For some academics at the top of their fields and in leading universities, however, conditions and salaries had improved..

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 - 11:45