We celebrated a threat: Othering

OPINION / 16 AUGUST 2019, 08:00AM / RUDI BUYS Last week the National Association of Nigerian Students called for South Africans and South African businesses to leave the country, including its occupation of Nigerian offices of MTN and Shoprite. Picture: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters The fallout of the violent raids by authorities in the Joburg CBD two weeks ago brings the 

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How can disadvantaged universities attract more funding?

by Nazeema Mohamed,  25 July 2019, University World News African Edition It is five years since Inyathelo, with the support of the Kresge Foundation (a primarily domestic American foundation), first asked Dr Sean Jones of EduActive Solutions to conduct the Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE). This series of research reports was the 

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New critical skills list for SA expected in 2020

Potential immigrants can use the ‘critical skills visa’ to seek legal status by Carol Paton,  31 July, 2019, BusinessDay The department of higher education has begun the lengthy process of compiling a new list of critical skills that will be used to determine whether a foreigner may apply for a visa to live and work 

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How apartheid laid the bloody groundwork for the Cape’s gang crisis

How apartheid laid the bloody groundwork for the Cape’s gang crisis The Cape Flats offers residents none of the sense of place and community they experienced before the forced removals. Picture: THE TIMES by Don Pinnock,  9 August 2019, BusinessLive When the apartheid government decided to evict people it called coloured from Cape Town’s inner 

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#changethestory: A Coalition of Jumpers

"South Africa needs brave men and women, who are all willing to jump to build a better country," writes Lorenzo Davids. File picture: Nokuthula Mbatha / Independent Media. by Lorenzo Davids,  12 AUGUST 2019, 07:00AM, OPINION  While sitting in the sprawling Ga-Mashie township on the outskirts of Accra in Ghana last week I saw once again 

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Jail costs more than education

#changethestory: Jail costs more than education "We cannot accommodate more prisoners. To house a prisoner in South Africa costs the state on average R390 a day," writes Lorenzo Davids. Pictures: Brendan Magaar/African News Agency(ANA) by Karen Hao,  Aug 2, 2019, MIT Technology Review by Lorenzo Davids, 15 JULY 2019, 07:33AM, OPINION According to available data, South Africa 

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Universities see an increase in donations

The evidence is clear that over the past five years, and perhaps particularly after the #FeesMustFall campaign, increasing numbers of South Africans, local foundations and corporates are investing in higher education. by Shelagh Gastrow • Opinionista • 7 July 2019 The 2018 Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education published by Inyathelo has been released and it 

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AI education in China

China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns. In recent years, the country has rushed to pursue “intelligent education.” Now its billion-dollar ed-tech companies are planning to export their vision overseas. by Karen Hao,  Aug 2, 2019, MIT Technology Review Zhou Yi was terrible at math. He risked 

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