R57 billion set aside for free higher education

22 February 2018 Government will spend R57 billion on free higher education over the next three years, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. Tabling the 2018 Budget in Parliament, Minister Gigaba said there was a reallocation in the spending framework. “The largest reallocation of resources towards government’s priorities was on higher education and training, […]

Universities to improve access for disabled

Original article on sanews.gov.za | 23 February 2017 The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has invested about R175.6 million to ensure that students and staff with disabilities have improved access to university facilities. The department on Tuesday said the money will be invested in infrastructure, as well as teaching and learning aids for […]

Travel ban could signal the start of brain drain

Original article on universityworldnews.com | by Matthew Hartley There’s a surprising winner in United States President Donald Trump’s travel ban for people from seven predominantly Muslim countries: research universities in China – and their counterparts in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, Singapore and Mexico. The president and his advisors may not have taken American colleges and universities into […]

YOUTH HIV RISK HIGHLIGHTED AT START OF NEW STUDY YEAR

Original article on rnews.co.za | 2 February 2017 The health of students is as much a factor in the outcome of studies as is access to tertiary education and uninterrupted studying. As youth transit from school to the higher education environment, they meet new people and adopt new approaches and habits to personal and sexual […]

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Students

Original article on topuniversities.com| 2 January 2017 | Laura Bridgestock Happy New Year! Whether you’re half-way through your degree, about to start university or preparing to graduate, the beginning of a new calendar year is an good opportunity to think about what you’d like to do a little differently – and set some intentions in the form […]

Investing In Africa’s Youth And Developing Their Skills Is The Only Way Forward

Original article on nation.co.ke| 15 December 2016 |by GE GE’s committed to Africa’s sustainable development, under the hallmarks of responsible leadership and operational excellence, has positioned skills development and talent at the heart of its business initiatives. With several training, development and leadership programmes designed to encourage GE staff to progress, the multi-national also supports […]

How do we help each other?

Original article on sagoodnews.co.za | 30 November 2016 Financially strapped students from the Valley of 1000 Hills are being given a lifeline to a better future and the opportunity to break out of the cycle of poverty thanks to a Hillcrest based NPO.The Hillcrest Advice Bureau and Bursary Fund (HABandBF) is an inspiring KwaZulu-Natal based […]

Ramaphosa encourages youth to use govt’s funding opportunities

Original article on sabc.co.za| 21 November 2016 | by Rudzani Tshivhase Students from poor families can access free tertiary education with the assistance from government. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosasaid this while addressing about 400 learners from schools around Tzaneen in Limpopo during an education expo. Ramaphosa encouraged young people to make use of funding opportunities provided […]

Lovedale launches HIV programme

Original article on dispatchlive.co.za| 17 November 2016 | by Mbali Tanana Delay anything that may distract you from your studies – that’s the message from deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana to students. He was speaking at the launch of an HIV/Aids programme at Lovedale FET College’s Zwelitsha campus this week. Students from various surrounding institutions, […]

What Will College Life Be Like?

Original story on collegedata.com |24 October 2016 You may wonder about making friends at college. Many people do. But you’ll discover soon enough there are plenty of potential friends to meet. What do you enjoy experiencing with others? Whether that’s rock climbing or the camaraderie of a Greek society, chances are excellent you’ll meet people you […]