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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.

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?

South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of <a href="https://www.education.gov.za/Newsroom/Speeches/tabid/950/ctl/Details/mid...">78.2%</a> in the first week of January as well as a number of other significant achievements.

Almost 50 years after submitting his Master of Laws (LLM) degree thesis and had it refused because it quoted a banned person, Professor Raymond Suttner

Discussions on universities role in achieving Africa’s Agenda 2063 has taken centre stage at the 6th Africa Higher Education Week and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Biennial Conference.

The student population at South African universities have changed dramatically in the last two decades. It’s now much more diverse in terms of age, race, culture, backgrounds, educational experience and academic potential.

 

One of Africa’s top academics on artificial intelligence will present an open lecture at UCT.

A Bachelor of Commerce also known as a BCom degree is a popular choice for students entering university for the first time.

There have been many developments in the higher education sector in past decades, notably a rise in the number of institutions from which prospective students can choose when considering their further education. 

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has quadrupled its donor income in five years to R64,9 million in 2017, grown the number of fundraising and development staff from six to eleven,

 

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