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Wits clinicians lead from the front in vaccine trial

Wits University this week said senior clinicians at its faculty of health sciences have volunteered to participate in SA’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial. The...

Varsities try to tackle cash crunch

The vice-chancellors (VCs) of South Africa’s 26 public universities will meet on Friday to hold a special board meeting to discuss the cash crunch...

Government on the hunt for substitute teachers at public schools

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has urged all unemployed teachers to register on the National Recruitment Database (NRD) for temporary employment as substitute...

Lives more important than academic year – Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said government will close schools if needs be to save lives, as the country weather the storm of the COVID-19...

New UCT Council weighs in on scathing ombud report into Mamokgethi...

The newly elected chairperson of the University of Cape Town (UCT) council, Babalwa Ngonyama, has described the controversial report by the institution’s ombud into...

Tension between Sadtu and government intensifies

The Department of Basic Education Department (DBE) has lashed out at the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) for publicly calling for closure of...

Close schools with immediate effect – Sadtu

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu), the biggest union in the education sector said today, schools should close immediately until after the COVID-19...

Knives out for UCT’s vice-chancellor

A damming report into the leadership style of University of Cape Town’s vice-chancellor (VC) Mamokgethi Phakeng has cast her future in doubt, with those...

UCT Council elects female chair and deputy in a historic vote

South Africa's premier higher education institution, the University of Cape Town (UCT), wiil for the first time in its history have women holding the...

Mmusi Maimane calls on national stay-away from school this Friday

Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane, now the leader of the One SA Movement, is calling for a national stay-away from schools on Friday. He, however,...

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