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‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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).
National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) board chairperson Ernest Khosa says it is perturbed by the protests and disruptions at universities and technical colleges.
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.
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.
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.
The Public Protector has found that UCT did not err by denying a student a doctoral degree because of plagiarism.
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.
Former Rhodes University student Yolanda Dyantyi, who was banned from the institution for life in 2017, wants R10m and an apology, among other demands, after she won her case in the SCA.