Re-opening of old sexual harassment case leaves vice-chancellor seething

Sefako Makgatho University (SMU) vice-chancellor Professor Peter Mbati says the chairperson of Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education and training, Phillemon Mapulane, has launched an unlawful judicial process to review the sexual harassment allegations of which he was cleared almost 10 years ago in a bid to smear his name and rescind his appointment.

Urgent bid to halt de-accreditation of WSU law degree fails

Pretoria – The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) failed in its attempt to urgently interdict the Council for Higher Education (CHE) from proceeding with its decision to revoke the accreditation of the Walter Sisulu University’s LLB degree qualification.

HETN calls for the urgent release of the Fees Commission report

The Higher Education Transformation Network -HETN has called on President Jacob Zuma to “urgently” release the final report of the Fees Commission. The lobby group says the findings contained in the report were crucial to the immediate future of higher education.
For more on the story we are now joined from our Pretoria studio by Dr Reginald Legoabe from the Higher Education Transformation Network.

Embedded in their culture

Institutions of higher learnings’ response to sexual violence appears to protect the institution and annihilate victims, writes Rakgadi Mohlahlane.

UKZN staff in hot water for ‘raising concerns’

Durban – Five University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) executives who accused vice-chancellor Professor Albert van Jaarsveld of incompetency and racism in 2015 could be suspended and disciplinary action taken against them.

HETN condemns NWU management over Nazi salute incident

The entire North West University (NWU) management needs to be urgently relieved of their duties, the Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) said on Sunday. This follows reports that students at the province’s university used the Nazi salute.

HETN slams AfriForum’s student race request

Parliament should not “entertain” the memorandum by the youth wing of AfriForum, the Afrikaans rights lobby group, demanding universities should stop asking students to declare their race on application forms for placements and bursaries, said the Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) on Monday.

HETN claims ‘preliminary victory’ in Tuks race case

The lobby group Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) on Wednesday made measurable progress in its court battle against the University of Pretoria, following a judgment that a matter between the two can be heard in the Equality Court.