Why free university education won’t work | Cover Story | financialmail

Everyone with an interest in higher education should read this excellent piece by Jonathan Jansen on the fees crisis in South African universities. via Why free university education won’t work | Cover Story | financialmail

South Africa: Higher Education Hangs in the Balance. Here Are Four Scenarios – allAfrica.com

Suellen Shay picks up on a long-standing issue in South African higher ed, one which my old friend Ian Scott has been rightfully and righteously banging on about for years: without investments, and improvements, in teaching and learning, pumping money into student financial aid and opening the doors to all leads to, as Shay puts… Read More

South African Higher Education Reviewed: Two Decades of Democracy

For those of you who are interested in the development of higher education in post-apartheid South Africa, in African higher education, and in comparative international higher education, the recent publication by the Council of Higher Education in South Africa of a 20-year review, South African Higher Education Reviewed: Two Decades of Democracy will come as… Read More

South African ‘born free’ students see the world through the prism of race – Times LIVE

Amidst all the concerns about race, conflict, and intolerance in South African higher education, there is a simple but important message in this research into student attitudes and perspectives: in essence, many students are seeing the world through the single prism of their own experience – their own, and that of those ‘like’ them – rather… Read More