Graduating with a higher education qualification is an experience many in South Africa do not get to have. According to the Department of Higher Education, in 2016, only 46.2% of students in public universities graduated with undergraduate degrees. For many of those who do get their degree, it is a show...
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business’s (GSB) Executive Management MBA (EMBA) program has become the first in Africa to be ranked in the top 50 worldwide by the Financial Times. This unique degree exposes students to different ways of viewing and being in the world to...
Registration at the University of South Africa (Unisa) was going smoothly on Monday, the institution's spokesperson, Martin Ramotshela, told News24. This follows protests by disgruntled South African Students Congress members last week that led to a shutdown of the institution's Sunnyside campus in Tshwane over demands ranging from academic programmes...
According to a TimesLive reporting a 78.2% matric pass rate for Class of 2018 and 156,885 distinctions across the country, students are taking to crowdfunding to finance the next step of the academic journey. Since December 2018, Donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, has welcomed over 50 new crowdfunding campaigns for...
UKZN received 91,000 on-time undergraduate applications for approximately 8,770 first year places. With the 2019 school year underway today, 9 January, universities around the country (South Africa) are bracing for the influx of students. The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has received approximately 91,000 on-time undergraduate applications via the Central Applications Office...
IBM launched its Quantum computer program in Africa today, announcing a partnership with South Africa’s Wits University that will extend to 15 universities across nine countries. Quantum — or IBM Q, as the U.S.-based company calls it — is a computer that uses quantum bits (or qubits) to top the...
The women’s football team of the University for Development Studies (UDS) put up a thrilling performance in the ongoing eighth edition of Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) mini games, to beat the host institution, University of Cape Coast (UCC), by a lone goal. The match, which was played at the...
Earlier this week, students voiced their frustration by protesting on university campuses around the country (South Africa), starting off in KwaZulu-Natal with four different institutions, and then followed in Gauteng by Wits University. The protests have resulted in the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) suspending academic activity indefinitely until further notice,...
Unemployment has increased in the first three months of 2019, according to the Stats SA statistics, but UCT graduates seem to be safe from job-searching hardships. Only 10.71% of graduates are actively seeking jobs, found a recent survey, while nearly a quarter of employed students earn up to R30,000 a...
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have won the 11th edition of the Pan African Universities Debate Championship (PAUDC) held in Dars es Salaam in Tanzania making, it the first time the tournament has been won by an institution outside the Southern African region. The Pan African...