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University students expelled over fake doctor's notes

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has effectively expelled 50 students from studying at the institution for between one and two years. Half of them produced fraudulent medical certificates after being absent during exams.

PhD candidate snared by plagiarism probe

A University of Johannesburg PhD candidate accused of plagiarism in biblical and Christian studies has been left in limbo for more than two years since he was charged.

More calls for Nzimande to resign over NSFAS fiasco

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande yesterday said he dissolved the embattled National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) board because of the members' inability to carry out and implement basic responsibilities, including overseeing the payment of student allowances.

Unisa moves to set aside R5m execution claim

Unisa is pulling out all the stops to set aside a writ of execution obtained by the troubled institution’s former accountant, which enabled her to attach R5m worth of the university’s assets as an arbitration award for unfair dismissal.

Nzimande claims Educor is 'dysfunctional'

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has slammed the parent company of four private higher education institutions for misrepresenting its student numbers, reports News24.

Deregistration of private institutions hits students

The fate of hundreds of thousands of students registered with Damelin, CityVarsity, Icesa City Campus and Lyceum College hang in the balance after the institutions' registrations were cancelled by the Department of Higher Education, reports News24.

NSFAS funding is unsustainable

‘Universities bring significant benefits to a country, because having educated people drives the economy. But the benefits go far beyond this to include the strong relationship between an educated critical citizenry and democratic stability. Universities are subsidised by the state because they are meant to be a public good,’ says Professor Sioux McKenna, director of the Centre for Postgraduate Studies at Rhodes University.

Court date for urine scandal student

Expelled Stellenbosch University student Theuns du Toit has been summoned to appeared in the Stellenbosch Regional Court on charges of crimen injuria and malicious damage to property, Die Burger reports.

‘Fake’ honorary doctors slam Unisa

Two of the three people caught up in a fake Unisa honorary doctorate scandal insist that they were definitely awarded their honorary degrees, adding they have the video evidence to prove they had attended graduation ceremonies to receive their degrees.

Student body lodges complaint against EFF

The Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (Daso) last week filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC), against members of the EFF and Student Command (EFFSC) last week.

NSFAS wrongly defunded thousands of students

Parliament has told the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to get its house order and gave it two weeks to report on a date for the conclusion of all appeals.

Deep divisions over NSFAS contracts

A company that was registered nine days before bids for a National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) tender closed, and run by a full-time nurse and an employee at a beverage business, is among 39 firms appointed to run a new student accommodation programme.

Disgraced ‘urinating’ student to fight expulsion

The father of disgraced Stellenbosch University student Theuns du Toit has come out in defence of his son – who was dismissed by the institution after racism findings against him – enlisting a forensic audio engineer who found Du Toit apparently did not say the word ‘boy’, but ‘oi’.

NSFAS CEO takes leave of absence over contracts charges

The board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has confirmed that CEO Andile Nongogo is taking a leave of absence over allegations made against him while he was at the helm of the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Sseta).

NSFAS ‘perturbed’ by funding protests

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) board chairperson Ernest Khosa says it is perturbed by the protests and disruptions at universities and technical colleges.

Top school staffer arrested for allegedly raping boy

A Makhanda triathlete, who is also a staff member at the St Andrews College (SAC), has been arrested on allegations of raping a seven-year-old schoolboy from another school, reports News24.

Court blocks student from graduating

A father and his daughter have lost two urgent High Court applications to force Wits University to allow her to graduate with a teaching degree – despite owing the institution about R100 000 in fees.

College fires teacher for using 'k-word'

A Crawford College substitute teacher who went viral for writing racist phrases on a class board was attempting to teach Grade 8 pupils not to be affected by the k-word because they did not live through apartheid.

UCT right to deny degree for plagiarism

The Public Protector has found that UCT did not err by denying a student a doctoral degree because of plagiarism.

Ramaphosa hits back at Mabuyane charges

President Cyril Ramaphosa has lashed out at Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane for dragging him to court and giving him ‘literally one night’ to respond to an urgent High Court application to stop the SIU’s investigation into allegations that Mabuyane may be complicit in academic fraud at the University of Fort Hare.

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