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17 January 2017
                       
 
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13 Jan 2017
 
 
Zuma’s ANC birthday speech: 6 claims fact-checked
AFRICA CHECK
South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), celebrated its 105th-anniversary last week. President Jacob Zuma delivered the party’s January 8th address in Soweto’s Orlando...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
THE CONVERSATION
The start of the academic year is looming in South Africa. The student protests that rocked most public universities’ campuses in 2016 – the second consecutive year of protests – died down long...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Africa is poised for sustainable growth and development. But there are risks
THE CONVERSATION
As we know, growth accelerations are pretty commonplace among developing countries. Economist Ricardo Haussman and his colleagues identified 83 growth accelerations of eight consecutive years at 2%...
 
 
15 Dec 2016
 
 
 
We, the People – Insights of an Activist Judge
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
This stirring collection of essays and talks by activist and former judge Albie Sachs is the culmination of more than 25 years of thought about constitution-making and non-racialism. Following the...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
Pressured South African schools had no choice but to relax maths pass mark
THE CONVERSATION
Starting now, South Africa’s pupils will be able to obtain as little as 20% in mathematics in Grades 7, 8 and 9 and still progress to the next year of learning. This has been touted by many as...
 
 
 
 
December 14, 2016 - Daily Podcast
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
EDUCATION
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
STATEMENT
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...
 
 
Youth unemployment: what can we do in the short run?
ECON3X3
The challenge of youth unemployment is shaped by factors in both the labour market and the education system, alongside intricate community, household and individual-level issues. This complex...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
Varsity symposium honours Justice Dikgang Moseneke
JUDICIARY
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...
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
Gauteng: Gauteng committed to dealing with child abuse
STATEMENT
The Gauteng government is committed to dealing with violence against children. Today Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane reaffirmed that commitment at...
 
 
28 Nov 2016
 
United States Embassy PTA: U.S. supports first new HIV vaccine efficacy study in seven years
STATEMENT
The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults. The study,...
 
 
24 Nov 2016
 
Vietnam cancels nuclear reactor deal: a lesson for South Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Vietnam recently announced that it would be cancelling its contract to buy two nuclear reactors from Rosatom, the Russian nuclear vendor. The decision was subsequently ratified by the Vietnamese...
 
 
21 Nov 2016
 
FEDUSA: FEDUSA to study NMW report, concerned about job losses
STATEMENT
The Federations of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) will study the National Minimum Wage (NMW) report that was released by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Committee of Principals at NEDLAC...
 
 
10 Nov 2016
 
 
 
University culture still alienates black students - Price
EDUCATION
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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