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29 February 2016

In Africa Analysis, Patrício Langa, Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, Jens Jungblut and Nico Cloete argue that South Africa should look to Africa to see that free higher education, which local students are demanding, failed to universalise access or advance social inclusion.

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10 February 2016

The AU’s Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025), adopted in Addis Ababa on 31 January 2016, aims to set up a “qualitative system of education and training to provide the African continent with efficient human...

03 February 2016

The International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) was established in September 2015 in Istanbul to explore what social science can tell us about social change. 

IPSP’s aim is to focus attention...

23 December 2015

Claudia Frittelli, Program Officer, Higher Education & Research in Africa, International Program at Carnegie Corporation of New York, attended the recent CHET HERANA series of meetings held towards the end of November 2015. She has written the following blog in which she shares her insights on the value of collecting data and...

15 December 2015

Doctoral Education in South Africa was launched alongside the HERANA 3 meeting in Cape Town on 26 November 2015. Teboho Moja, Chair of CHET and Prof. in Education at New York University, delivered the welcoming address. The authors shared their insights on the key findings of the book, and Prof. Daya Reddy, president of the Academy of Science of South Africa,...

09 December 2015

Amidst the maelstrom created by the largest and most effective student campaign in post-apartheid South Africa, CHET director Nico Cloete, takes a sober look at the possible consequences of a no-fee higher education system in South Africa. He concludes as follows: "‘Free Higher Education’ sounds revolutionary and is an appealing mobilising ‘cry’. But in a developing country it is financially,...

31 August 2015

CHET Director, Nico Cloete, writes in University World News that "In 2014, CHET dropped ‘transformation’ from its name and is now called the Centre for Higher Education Trust. A main argument for this change was that the term had become, in the Marxian sense, so overladen with ‘surplus’ politics that it obscures, rather than clarifies, research and debate." Read the full argument he makes to...

20 August 2015

CHET Director, Nico Cloete, following a visit to Argentina where a witnessed the unveiling of a replacement statue, and with thoughts on the removal of another statue closer to home we still fresh in his mind, wrote a piece titled 'The poverty of the neo-colonial imagination – Columbus and Rhodes' for University World News...

09 June 2015

CHET board member Goolam Mohamedbhai writes for University World News on what can be done to tackle corruption in Africa's universities: 

"In its 2013 Global Corruption Report: Education, Transparency International indicates that corruption in higher education is widespread in Africa. Because higher education has such an important role to play in the social and economic...

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