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21 January 2017
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18 Jan 2017
Why junk status still hangs over South Africa
Although South Africa avoided a downgrade to non-investment grade, or junk status, in 2016, the country is not yet out of the woods and may be downgraded this year. The reasons for this are ongoing...
13 Jan 2017
Absa decries leak of public protector report on apartheid billions
Absa said a preliminary report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that recommends the bank pay back R2.25-billion it received as part of an unlawful apartheid-era bailout is “regrettable”. The...
14 Dec 2016
December 14, 2016 - Daily Podcast
Making headlines: SABC board chair pleads ignorance of SABC controversies and wants staff fired Gigaba and Mashaba discuss immigrants in South Africa And, UCT announces 8% fee increase for 2017
UCT announces 8% fee increase for 2017
The University of Cape Town (UCT) on Tuesday announced an 8% tuition fee increase for the 2017 academic year. The decision to increase the tuition and accommodation fees was taken during the...
13 Dec 2016
UCT: UCT fees decision considers needs of students from lower-income families
Keeping in mind the importance of students’ commitment to fee-free education and the urgent economic position of academically qualified students who cannot afford higher education, the University...
08 Dec 2016
Drought in southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plans
It is expected that temperatures in southern Africa will rise to between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050. This is likely to cause heavy fluctuations of weather patterns and...
07 Dec 2016
Varsity symposium honours Justice Dikgang Moseneke
Justice Dikgang Moseneke was on Wednesday honoured for his years of service to the country, "both in the courtroom and beyond its walls", during a joint symposium between the University of Cape...
30 Nov 2016
SGJ: Sonke Gender Justice's submission on the Liquor Amendment Bill highlights the link between alcohol abuse and gender-based violence
On Wednesday 30 November, Sonke Gender Justice submitted its comments on the proposed Liquor Amendment Bill to the Department of Trade and Industry. Our submission is endorsed by several...
10 Nov 2016
University culture still alienates black students - Price
Historically white universities have failed with restitution in the sense that black students still feel alienated in those spaces, University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Max Price said on...
A regulatory tweak could unlock billions for South African student fees
A number of smart suggestions have been offered to plug South Africa’s higher education funding gap. One that’s been mooted involves innovative long term development bonds. A bond is a financial...
08 Nov 2016
Daily Podcast - November 08, 2016
Making headlines: Presidency denies receiving letter requesting inquiry into NPA boss Gains of 1994 mean nothing without land says Malema And, UCT, students sign peace agreement
UCT, students sign peace agreement
A commission is being set up by the University of Cape Town (UCT) to look into protests that rocked the campus earlier this year, as part of a peace agreement between the university and students....
02 Nov 2016
Daily Podcast - November 02, 2016
Making headlines: UCT to start exams on November 7 State withdraws charges against McBride And, education will demonstrate black excellence says Malema
UCT to start exams on November 7
The University of Cape Town (UCT) on Tuesday released a timetable for exams and the academic calendar for 2017, following weeks of disruption during protests over fee-free tertiary education....
01 Nov 2016
Permanent removal of UCT Rhodes Statue gets green light
The University of Cape Town’s application to permanently remove its much-talked about Cecil John Rhodes statue was approved on Monday. The application was tabled before Heritage Western Cape’s...
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