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Chief Justice Mogoeng to be inaugurated as Chancellor of UKZN

The inauguration ceremony of the Chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will be held on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 at the University’s Westville Campus. Justice Mogoeng was appointed by UKZN Council as Chancellor on 7 August 2017. He will serve in the position for a period of four years. Justice […]

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NWU appoints new deputy vice-chancellor for campus in Mahikeng

The NWU Council appointed Prof Marilyn Setlalentoa as the new deputy vice-chancellor: assigned functions and operations for its campus in Mahikeng during its meeting on 23 November. She is appointed for a term of five years. In addition to her extensive knowledge and experience in various areas of teaching, research and management, Prof Setlalentoa is […]

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The long walk to decolonisation: Conversations on transformation in higher education

Decolonisation and transformation seem to be the two buzzwords in the world of academia presently. So much so, that colloquiums, conferences and public lectures are held to discuss this ideology and how it will impact the higher education sector as we know it as well as everyday society. Indeed it was this topic that informed […]

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Alison free education phenomenon gains momentum in SA

With 93% of the world excluded from formal tertiary education, the system has to change, says visiting Alison.com CEO “Traditional learning is no longer fit for purpose – it is too slow, too shallow, too costly and inaccessible to the majority. Only 6.3% of the world has benefited from formal university or college learning, and […]

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Hlubi Mboya-Arnold Scholarship Announced

The SAE Institute in Cape Town is South Africa’s internationally accredited tertiary institution and is proud to announce its latest scholarship opportunity for South Africans interested in learning Film Production at a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned Woodstock Exchange. The Hlubi Mboya Arnold Sunshine Cinema Scholarship will cover the […]

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There is racism in knowledge provision

Knowledge is not stagnant – nor is it absolute. Knowledge is ever changing and is what makes individuals or organisations transform. Now, the question at hand is: Why is it that in organisations such as institutions of higher learning, where the core business is the transferring of knowledge, is there often quite a lot of […]

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State guaranteed loans could fund varsity fees

The Heher commission has recommended that all tertiary students in South Africa be given access to State guaranteed bank loans, which they would only pay back once they start earning a certain income. The Commission of Inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa has recommended that all students […]

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Tevin reaches his dream

Growing up in Merebank outside Durban, close to Engen Refinery, Tevin Richard dreamt of becoming an engineer and being able to change his world for the better. Tevin attended Merebank Secondary School where he found that “maths and science just made sense” and discovered that these subjects – in which many struggle – were fun […]

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Royal HaskoningDHV’s celebrates 10 years of Saturday Schools

Over the past month Royal HaskoningDHV has held celebrations across the country to mark 10 years of Investing in Education through their Saturday Schools programme.  It is said a nation that fails to invest in its youth fails to invest in its future. This was the motivating factor for Royal HaskoningDHV’s Saturday Schools programme in […]

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National Library of South Africa honours NWU literary giant

Eileen Pooe, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) very own literary giant and Setswana senior lecturer in the School of Languages on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, recently received an award in recognition of her continued writing and publishing in Setswana from the National Library of South Africa. As part of recognising and celebrating work […]

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