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POINT OF VIEW:  IMF senior resident representative Axel Schimmelpfennig’s four-year term in SA ends in August. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

EXCLUSIVE: Quality of education must be improved, says IMF

Outgoing IMF executive Axel Schimmelpfennig tells Business Day SA has made progress but must address poor education and high unemployment

Rhodes not about to close down, says vice-chancellor Sizwe Mabizela

Sizwe Mabizela. Picture: THE TIMES

But another year of zero fee increases in 2017 will place SA’s higher education system in a precarious position, unless the state can provide shortfall funding again

It’s a long walk for funds for cash-strapped varsities

UJ students during their #FeesMustFall protest in Johannesburg. Picture: ANTONIO MUCHAVE/SOWETAN

Financial strain experienced by universities in the wake of #FeesMustFall concessions is a growing concern for the long-term financial stability of tertiary institutions

Government gives green light for new SA medical school

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University vice-chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz aims to hit the Inca Trail to raise funds for student bursaries. Picture: SUPPLIED

At the moment, there is only one medical school in the Eastern Cape, which graduates about 100 doctors a year, says Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

UCT reveals its ‘limited scope of academic freedom’

University of Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

UCT withdraws Danish journalist’s invitation to speak on campus, fear that his visit could ‘provoke protests or violence’

Opinion

Aligning deformed university fee structure is now a priority

University of Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The problems plaguing the university economy will continue unless fundamental problems are addressed


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