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Update on IRTC process from 4 May 2018
Debbie Budlender, Deputy Chair of the IRTC steering committee (and Deputy Chair of UCT Council), writes to the UCT community with an updated about the IRTC process.
09 May 2018
The Place of Sara Baartman at UCT
A collective of black womxn academics at UCT under the banner of the BAC Womxn’s Collective write about the place of Sara Baartman at UCT.
20 Mar 2018
Universities SA appeal to corporates and private donors to continue to support students through bursaries and scholarships
Universities South Africa (USAf) has made an appeal.
16 Mar 2018
VC Dr Max Price responds to BAC
Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price responds to Black Academic Caucus’s further allegations.
02 Mar 2018
Black Academic Caucus statement
The Black Academic Caucus responds to the VC Desk: UCT’s executive selection process is rigorous and thorough.
01 Mar 2018
Announcement of IRTC commissioners
Mr Sipho M Pityana, Chair of the IRTC steering committee (and Chair of UCT Council), writes to the UCT community to announce the IRTC commissioners.
26 Jan 2018
Now’s the time for transformation to build excellence in higher education
Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng reflects on a season of change in the higher education sector.
23 Jan 2018
FAQs on funding for poor and working-class students
The Department of Higher Education & Training answers frequently asked questions on funding for poor and working-class students.
10 Jan 2018
Universities announce an inflation-linked adjustment to 2018 tuition-linked income
Universities South Africa (USAf) has released a statement on inflation linked fee increases for 2018.
14 Dec 2017
CHE’s challenge an opportunity not a crisis for UCT Law Faculty
Media reports about the Council of Higher Education (CHE) review process have given the impression that the University of Cape Town is in peril of losing accreditation for the LLB degree. This conclusion is misleading and alarmist. It overlooks the importance of the relationship between universities and the CHE in ensuring that South African law faculties maintain high standards.
24 Nov 2017
Statement by civil society organisations on the integrity of the budget process
23 Nov 2017
President Zuma releases the Fees Commission report
President Jacob Zuma has released the Fees Commission report.
13 Nov 2017
Universities South Africa (USAf) response to Stats SA report
Universities South Africa (USAf) has responded to the Stats SA report on the financial condition of SA universities.
07 Nov 2017
News24 report: Parliament wants release of fees report expedited
Parliament wants the report by the commission into higher education fees released soon as possible, but according to Minister of Higher Education Hlengiwe Mkhize, the report is still being processed.
01 Nov 2017
City Press report: Fees won't fall
Universal free tertiary education will rnot be feasible in the foreseeable future, and different funding models should be adopted to ensure access for all deserving students, according to the Heher commission’s recommendations – as reported by City Press..
29 Oct 2017
UCT Philosophy Department statement on the Rocking the Daisies concession
UCT’s Philosophy Department releases a statement outlining their position on the controversial decision to offer a concession for students attending Rocking the daisies.
20 Oct 2017
Response to VC’s recent communication about DVC smear email
William Daniels writes a letter to Dr Max Price to address the way in which the Vice-Chancellor handled the public communication about the recent email smearing DVC Phakeng.
20 Oct 2017
Modern mathematics: Did the Greeks inherit the Earth?
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Loretta Feris and the Curriculum Change Working Group recently convened a panel discussion on decolonising the mathematics curriculum.
29 Sep 2017