Universities

Institutions of higher education, universities offer both undergraduate and postgraduate education for students. Many students who pass Matric go on to study at one of the universities in South Africa or around the world, continuing their education. Some stop after their Bachelor's degree, while others go on to be awarded their Honours, Masters and Doctorates. Universities are an essential part of society, providing tertiary education to each new group of students and preparing them for demanding, skill-intensive jobs. Without universities, we would be without doctors, engineers and mathematicians, to name a few. Look below for news relating to universities, fees and registration, as well as the challenges facing tertiary education in South Africa.

Unisa offers a range of undergraduate qualifications in seven major fields of study. These qualifications consist of higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and bachelor's degrees.

Students who wish to enter a study programme at Unisa need to submit their application between 20 August and 27 September for the 2020 academic year.

Unisa's national Student Representative Council (SRC) will march to the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology to present a list of complaints.

Unisa's application window for the 2020 academic year will soon open giving first time students an opportunity to reserve their seat.

Youth leadership must not be a reserve for challenging times but must be consistent and cultivated from a young age.

For over two decades South African higher education has been dominated by three successive and contending waves of thinking and organisation. 

Higher Education and Science and Technology Deputy Minister Buti Manamela will on Wednesday launch the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) in Potchefstroom, North West.

The Stellenbosch University Museum, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Museum hosted the fourth annual Nelson Mandela Colloquium in Stellenbosch on Friday (26 July).

She lost her mother two months before enrolling for a Master of Commerce (MCom) degree, found out she was pregnant during her first block of classes and went into labour an evening before crucial tests during her second block.

Many South Africans and South African organisations are giving significantly more philanthropic funding to local universities. However, the vast majority of funding goes to more traditional, research-intensive, historically advantaged universities (HAIs).

It's that time of year again when high school students start to seriously consider their college applications. Here are some insights to help you secure your place.

The University of Cape Town (UCT)’s announcement of Professor Sue Harrison as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC): Research and Internationalisation means that, in what is a rare moment for higher education across the world, all four leaders in charge of the academic enterprise at the highest level of a university are female.

More than 50% of the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) 2018–2019 graduate cohort are employed in South Africa’s private sector, with over 20% earning more than R20 000 a month.

Still unsure what to do with the coming year? SACAP's (The South African College of Applied Psychology) term 2 intake means it's not too late to advance your studies. Here are the options available to you.

In coming weeks, public universities and private institutions across South Africa will host a series of Open Days

Governments must create a policy and legal framework for businesses to invest to improve living standards of society and create jobs and grow economies, says Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways (SAA).

Students using Zaio – the UCT start-up that assists with building an information technology (IT) skills profile through coding – will experience a more streamlined offering now that the platform has adopted a fully automated way of doing business.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has expressed concern at media reports of non-payment of allowances for students at University of South Africa (UNISA).

The University of Cape Town (UCT) says it has moved up two places to reclaim its top 10 position in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, placing the institution among the top 100 universities in a total nine disciplines.

<p><a href="https://www.che.ac.za/media_and_publications/higher-education-monitor/hi...">High graduation</a> rates are essential for innovation in modern industrialised societies. 

University choices may feel like a distant priority for this year’s Matrics who are currently settling into the rhythm of their final year at school.

How can South African higher education institutions (HEIs) learn from and build on a hugely successful philanthropic capacity-building project, to address other challenges that they 

Local and international leaders in Higher Education are marking the completion of a 13-year, US$22,4 million capacity-building programme that has boosted the sustainability of many South African universities and contributed to new university infrastructure, staff, student and research funding, and bursaries. 

Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Venda (Univen), Dr Bernard Nthambeleni says despite challenges facing the South African higher education sector, the university has continued to maintain and safeguard its teaching and learning spaces.

Producing graduates for the world of finance is an expensive, specialised and time-consuming business. Can universities keep pace with the requirements of a rapidly changing industry?

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