UCT Council’s Pledge to Implement Governance Probe Recommendations Amidst Legal Controversy

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) council has taken a decisive stance in the aftermath of an independent panel’s investigation into governance matters spanning the years 2018 to 2022. The council, convening over the weekend, expressed its readiness to implement the recommendations outlined in the probing report. However, amidst this commitment to rectify past wrongs, […]

Angie Motshekga’s Salute to South Africa’s Resilient Teachers

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has expressed her deep appreciation for the invaluable role played by teachers in South Africa’s educational landscape. Her remarks were made during a media briefing on a Sunday event launching Teachers’ Month, operating under the theme “The teachers we need for the education we want.” In this essay, we will […]

Kidnapping syndicates are targeting business people and students in South Africa

Kidnapping is on the rise in South Africa, Police Minister Bheki Cele warns, and criminal syndicates are not only targeting wealthy business people and their families but also university students. South Africa has seen a notable 8.6% increase in reported kidnapping cases compared to last year, with 3,854 cases reported between April and June 2023 […]

Addressing Unemployment with Posts Created for Medical Doctors

The South African healthcare system is undergoing a significant transformation in 2023, with a substantial increase in the number of positions available for graduate doctors. According to Health Minister Joe Phaahla, nearly 2,000 new posts have been created this year to accommodate the growing number of medical graduates. This article explores the expansion of medical […]

Addressing Nsfas Payment Challenges for Student Success

The introduction of a new payment system by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) for university students has sparked dissatisfaction among several student organizations. The Nsfas bank account was implemented recently, and the disbursement of funds through this system is already underway in educational institutions across the country.   While some students have smoothly […]

Workplace Mental Health Issues Wreaking Havoc Costing South Africa R160 Billion Annually

The significance of mental health issues in the workplace has become a pressing concern, with experts emphasizing the need for strengthened efforts to address this matter. Surprisingly, South Africa, in the Mental State of the World report of 2022, obtained the lowest average score in terms of mental health well-being. Unaddressed mental health conditions among […]

UCT’s Remarkable Ascension in World University Rankings

The University of Cape Town (UCT), a prestigious institution located in South Africa, has achieved a remarkable feat in the Quac-quarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2023. This annual evaluation of academic excellence and global standing has positioned UCT at an impressive 173rd rank, signifying a significant leap of 64 places from its previous position. […]

New ranking of the top universities in South Africa working to make the world a better place

The Times Higher Education Impact rankings show that the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is the best university in South Africa when it comes to reaching the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2023 Impacts rating assessed 1,591 universities from 112 countries looking at several indicators to provide a balanced comparison across four broad areas: […]

Overcoming Violence and Gangsterism in Gauteng Schools

The Gauteng Education Department has recently expressed deep concern over the escalating levels of violence and teenage gangsterism in several schools across the province. Education MEC Matome Chiloane highlighted that these violent incidents are predominantly occurring in communities plagued by crime. Recognizing the influence of external factors on schools, Chiloane emphasized the need for collaboration […]

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