KZN MEC Shocked at University Medical School Scam

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo registered his shock after a syndicate selling spots at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson Mandela School of Medicine was busted last week. Three people‚ who appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate’s court on Monday‚ are alleged to have negotiated bribes and liaised with university staff to enrol prospective students in the 

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Health Council to Hold Hearings on the Scope of Psychologists’ Practice

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is poised to begin public consultation on a contentious set of regulations aimed at defining the scope of practice of psychologists. Nonclinical psychologists say the regulations are so narrowly defined, they stop them from providing legitimate services. To add to their woes, some medical schemes have interpreted the 

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Starting University Classes at 11am or Later Would Improve Learning: New Study

If universities want to encourage better learning, a new study indicates they could do well to restructure their classroom timetables. Using a sample of first- and second-year college students at the University of Nevada-Reno in the US and Britain’s Open University, a group of researchers analyzed students’ cognitive performance throughout the day and found that 

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Matrics 2017: Public University or Private Institution?

People are beginning to understand that public universities and private institutions are subject to the same oversight and regulation. Today’s matriculants have so many more options available for tertiary studies, and can be overwhelmed with making a decision of state vs private education. Education expert Dr Felicity Coughlan of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE), 

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