Alan Hammond


Online learning company Getsmarter made the headlines this year when it was announced, on Skills Universe before anywhere else, that they had been acquired by US online learning giant 2U. The deal was valued at USD104 million and matched Getsmarter’s short courses with the degree and diploma courses offered by […]

Job Vacancies at Getsmarter







Update from Treasury in response to Presidential statement on fee free tertiary education. The Treasury statement indicates that Treasury is considering these proposals, and that there will be further consideration by the Ministerial Budget Committee and the Presidential Fiscal Committee. Any announcements on changes to current tax and spending will […]

Zuma Announces Free Education for Majority





Press release from Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer: Schools will issue report cards to learners across the province this week when the academic year ends for learners on 6 December 2017. My office has already received a number of complaints from parents that schools have refused to release their […]

Illegal for schools to withhold reports



Predatory publishers are vultures feeding on academics’ worries about output and incentives. Ondacaracola/Shutterstock Sioux McKenna, Rhodes University Every day academics wade through emails riddled with spelling errors promising almost immediate publication of their research. These publications assure the reader that they can skip the tough realities of rejections and revisions. […]

Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals