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Why studying in the humanities faculty is more valuable than ever

We don't need specialists anymore. Problem-solvers who’ve studied a variety of subjects and tried different ways of thinking are in demand. So isn't it by time we shift our thinking about studying in the humanities faculty?

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Tough questions you need to ask if you don’t agree with your child’s study choice

You may not agree with your child's study choice because it's not what you had in mind for them, but times have changed and there are so many new and viable career paths and subsequent study choices available to them. So here are the tough questions you need to ask before completely disregarding their first choice.

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OPINION: @woketwitter, have we become a little too sensitive?

From woke Twitter to woke Twitter: Millennials and Gen Z have been at the forefront of so many important movements, such as #menaretrash, #rhodemustfall and #feesmustfall. But these worthy causes aside, I wonder, do we occasionally attack people simply because their views and opinions differ from ours? Have we become oversensitive?

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Do you want to study arts and humanities but your family is against it? Read on

Yes a career in arts and humanities is a viable option! If that's where your passion drives you, seriously consider it, despite pressure from your family.

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South Africa's universities and colleges: contact details

Deciding where to study after matric is exciting – and potentially confusing. Here we list nearly 200 tertiary institutions in South Africa to kick-start your research.

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Why are SA's youth not going to TVET colleges?

Despite a government target of seeing 2.5 million young South Africans enrolled at TVET colleges, less than 800 000 students are currently registered. Compare that with the country's nearly 1 million university students, and the big percentage of youth not attending any tertiary institutions, it's clear that there's work to be done.

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An alternative to matric and varsity: your study options in SA explained

The vocational pathway explained, and how to check for reputable qualifications.

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South Africa's unemployed youth face a new threat: technology

With emerging technology, semi-skilled youth face a threat as jobs are becoming more technologically charged. What can be done to make sure that our youth are competing on a global level?

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Vote, take risks, be fearless: Celebs offer advice to grads

"Press on with pride, and press on with purpose," Chadwick Boseman told graduates at a commencement ceremony as graduation season is in full swing in the US.

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Graduation day feels: we celebrate the sacrifices and triumphs

This year our graduands went all out for their ceremonies. Here are some of our favourite tweets and posts from grad season.

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Work hard, read your books, and university will be a breeze… or will it?

Two SA students at university: one with family and financial support, the other without. Do both have the same chance? Local researchers investigate.

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Why universities need to invest in strong advice systems for students

Proper guidance, support and advice can help university students enormously.

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"How can you build a strong house with a broken foundation?": Our readers respond to English support at tertiary level

We recently published an article suggesting that students at university might do better with additional support, particularly when it comes to better understanding the English language. While some of our readers agreed, others felt English should already be taught in the foundation phase. What do you think?

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How much does a first year at a SA tertiary institution cost in 2018?

Parent24 compares different qualifications at a few of South Africa’s state and private universities and colleges.

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Give varsity students good English support and it can change their lives and SA's economy

Many university students find themselves struggling to learn in English. This can leave them feeling frustrated and demotivated which can lead to them dropping out. What can be done about this?

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When you only have matric

Tips to help you achieve your career goals when you only have a matric certificate.

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STEAM not STEM: Why our future scientists need arts training

From biotech to climate change, advances in technology raise significant moral questions. To engage responsibly, our next generation of scientists need training in the arts AND ethics.

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Top tips to surviving your first year at university

University can leave you feeling overwhelmed and helpless – these tips will help take off some of the stress.

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OPINION: What to do if being a ‘walk-in’ doesn’t get you anywhere

Late applications and walk-ins may not secure your spot at your chosen university. If this occurs, you still have many options to turn your 'gap year' into a productive and educational one.

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How can we stop SA's teachers moving abroad?

Here are a few reasons why our teachers are moving abroad and why it's important to hold onto them.

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6 things to ask yourself before committing to that 4-year degree

Struggling to figure out which degree to apply for or courses to take after matric? We've got some advice and things to consider that we think might make things just a little easier for you.

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Seven bursaries matriculants should know about

Getting funding for tertiary education is always stressful – especially when you’ve left it to the last minute.

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Fees must fall, but who will pick up the bill? Here are our options

The storm clouds above South Africa’s universities could be dissipated with careful fiscal planning.
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