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Youth & laptop

This Editorial comment arises from three recent personal encounters: my reading of an article on how to persuade others to change their opinion; reflections on a robust interaction I had with a shopper in a queue; and watching an interview with Minister Blade Nzimande on the recent Stellenbosch University Senate decision to


An estimated 23.6 million young Africans (aged 15-35) are unemployed – that’s one in 22 (4.5%).

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One of the features of South Africa, currently, is the obsession with formal qualifications. This statement does not in any way deny the critical need to redress the historical exclusion from quality education. There is, however, a need for balance.


In the past four years it’s become increasingly common for part or all of a university student’s learning to happen online. This transition to digital learning platforms has highlighted the digital divide within educational contexts.

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MeerKAT Radio Telescope

All graphics below reproduced with permission of the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO). 

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 Academics with disabilities need support to ensure they’re fully included in university life. Very little research has been conducted about academics with disabilities working in South African universities. This means their stories, and the challenges they face in the daily demands of their jobs, are not often told.

Understanding EEA

In the world of work, the Employment Equity Act works towards equality of race and sex, to redress colonial and apartheid exclusion from quality education and work opportunities.  The democratic values of dignity, equality, and freedom are enshrined in the South African Constitution.

the constitution

Reflecting upon the concept of freedom today (27 April 2024), Minister of Social Development Ms. Lindiwe Zulu made the point that freedom was never free.

Esther Mahlangu: how the famous South African artist keeps her Ndebele culture alive

DHET minister

Skills-universe has been approached to bring attention to a petition developed for submission to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) - see link below


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