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.

An ‘Innovation Lab’ complete with Virtual Reality, 3D goggles, a drone, a 3D printer, Amazon Echo, an Emotiv headset and credit card-sized computers, has been launched at the University of Cape Town, bringing theory to life for hundreds of students.


Unisa is re-opening applications for the 2017 fee adjustment (missing middle) grant from 10 to 24 November 2017.

One of the proposals in the Heher Commission is to move to an Income Contingency Loan(ICL) funding model. But what does this mean?

President Zuma has released the report in university fees - but it isn't the final answer on the question of whether university education should be free. Another committee is still looking into it.

Are you looking for funding for your studies? Start with your university.

Four students from Nelson Mandela University’s (NMU) School of Language, Media and Communication were selected to participate and represent South Africa at the International Youth Organization Forum & Beijing Youth Camp from 25 to 31 October in Beijing, China.

There are many career paths and even more emerging professions to choose from today.

Universities operate in a changing, challenging environment ‒ and this requires strong leaders who are ready to explore and adopt innovative funding models, with a particular focus on philanthropy.

Social prejudice, family and education were just a few of the topics discussed at Stellenbosch University Museum’s screening of As We See It, a documentary about living with albinism in South Africa.

The university degree is becoming obsolete according to Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.

President Zuma will release the Heher Report into the feasability of free higher education later this week, but details of the findings have already been leaked to the media.

According to Reabetsoe Buys, counselling psychologist at Monash South Africa, ten things that are important to consider when choosing a campus for your tertiary studies include:

UCT receives funding from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for research to map all cells in a human body.

So, you got your undergraduate degree, wrote essays, read articles, and drank a lot of cappucinos. Now you’re a postgraduate, doing your honours coursework or maybe even a research masters degree through thesis alone; or you’re in that rare zone, the Ph.D or doctoral research.

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) celebrated the second graduating class of both tracks of its two Master programmes earlier today. 47 students from across the African continent have received their diplomas during a ceremony at the University of Tlemcen.

More than 10 of the world’s top universities - including Harvard, MIT, New York University, Columbia, Cornell and Princeton – have set up shop at Crawford College in Sandton in a quest to identify top matriculants to join their programmes in 2018.

Discrimination on the basis of albinism was one of the issues addressed at a screening and discussion of the documentary As We See It at Stellenbosch University Museum on Thursday 28 September.

The Department of Higher Education and Training has informed the Skills Portal that they have withdrawn the press release they issued on Friday the 8th September claiming that a bogus university was launching in Johannesburg. 

According to recent reports the Walter Sisulu University student, Sibongile Mani has been living in fear since it was revealed that R14.1million was mistakenly paid into her account.

Stellenbosch University Museum is currently hosting an exhibition of photographs by the Stellenbosch artist, Lunga Kama. Visitors to the museum will have an opportunity to view the exhibition until the end of November 2017.

A student who mistakenly received a R14million bursary payout is being held liable for reportedly spending over R800 000 of the money.

Columba Leadership celebrated the award of a newly established international scholarship to one of its brightest young leaders, Keabetswe Malebo. T

The Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 has recorded five South African universities in the top 500 in the global rankings, despite many challenges that have dogged the higher education sector over the past few years.

Monash South Africa Student and Employee Captivates Judges in Global Business Plan Competition with Plan to Engage Youth in the Democratic Process.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) will, for the first time in its 179-year history, establish an official and permanent educational space in a Cape Town community with the opening of the GSB Solution Space in Philippi Village.


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