Professor Nokhanyo Mayaba: The case for isiXhosa
In grappling with the decolonisation of teacher education, Professor Nokhanyo Nomakhwezi Mayaba’s concern is whether or not curriculum developers invest issues of language – which she believes to be at the heart of the curriculum – with thought and ingenuity. She says, “What I think we continue to get wrong is to... Read more
Professor Mary Metcalfe: Solving SA’s literacy crisis
Lack of access to reading material and textbooks are two of the main reasons that 78% of South African children in grade 3 still can’t read for meaning. And education expert Professor Mary Metcalfe says fixing this national literacy crisis will take time and hard work. Metcalfe’s comments came during... Read more
The complex reasons for South Africa’s organ donor shortage
At any given time, there are around 4300 people waiting for organ donations in South Africa. These patients usually need new livers, kidneys, lungs or hearts. But organ donors are in very short supply. This isn’t unique to South Africa. Many countries around the world are unable to meet... Read more
Minister Pandor welcomes the signing of an agreement by UNISA stakeholders
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor has welcomed the successful conclusion of an agreement between the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the Management of the University of South Africa (UNISA). Both parties have agreed that both the registration and academic programme for 2019 should proceed, as... Read more
Online application system for 2019 at Tshwane University of Technology
The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) would like to congratulate the class of 2018 on their matric results. The University is looking forward to welcoming all first year students who have already applied and who have been accepted for study with us this year. Although the University understands the... Read more
UniZulu: Admission & registration notice to all prospective students
Kindly be informed that the University’s Admission Office at Unizulu can only assist prospective students with the following application enquiry/ies: Prospective students who have received a FIRM OFFER Such prospective students will be provided with their firm offer letters that has a student number at the Kwa-Dlangezwa Campus, Admission Office, Room 32... Read more
Limpopo University Prospective students to know application status on Wednesday
The University of Limpopo (UL) has on Monday, 7 January 2019 began processing thousands of first -entering students’ applications for admission to study in the 2019 academic year. This is meant to finalise application status  according to the learners’ matric results. Acting University Registrar, Prof Kwena Masha, says that... Read more
Hundreds of hopefuls seek study spaces at DUT
Despite posted notices at the University entrances and on the various communication platforms, hundreds of hopefuls lined up outside the gates of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Monday (7 January 2018), trying to gain access to study at the institution in 2019. Following the release of the... Read more
UKZN hosts SAFSAS Summit
In an effort to strengthen collaboration and identify best practices in student affairs and services in Higher Education Institutions, UKZN Student Support Services in the College of Health Sciences, led by Dr Saloschini Pillay, hosted and co-ordinated this year’s Southern African Federation for Student Affairs and Services (SAFSAS) Summit... Read more
Open Access: UP hosts panel discussion on making research available to all
A panel discussion held at the University of Pretoria earlier this year debated the $25 billion (R356 billion) turnover flowing into for-profit publishers of academic research. After a very vibrant and interactive discussion, all participants and delegates agreed that the universal open access model is preferable to the traditional... Read more