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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.

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the completion of phase 1 of an on-campus student residence at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) will go a long way in ensuring the safety of students.

According to the latest global ranking the University of Witwatersrand was rated as the top South African university this year.

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is reaping the benefits of an innovative, five year capacity development programme for university fundraisers. 

 

Media reports concerning the alleged 'mismangement' of funds by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) surfaced over the weekend.

Introducing more skilled employees into the economy is an important path to development for many middle income countries.

The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Law has received confirmation of full accreditation for its LLB programme by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has reminded first year students, who have qualified to get a bursary from the NSFAS, to ensure that they have signed their agreements by 31 July 2018.

South African trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals are donating more to local universities than ever before – but the vast majority of funding is still being channelled to so-called traditional higher education institutions.

It is relatively rare for a young person to leave school knowing on their own exactly what they want to do next

Universities in many parts of the world are buckling under multiple financial, societal and political demands. This has led to increasingly loud calls for what are called “enhanced efficiencies” – a term drawn from the business world

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