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When will we hear the Gupta alarm bells?

5 May 2013 14:00

One of my childhood heroes and co-founder of the black consciousness movement, Barney Pityana, was pilloried by government apologists when he wrote an open letter asking President Jacob Zuma to resign.

Presidency slams Pityana for ‘stooping too low’

25 September 2012 15:21

Former Unisa vice-chancellor Barney Pityana has stooped “way below dignified public discourse and intellectual engagement” in his Neil Aggett lecture, the Presidency has said. In the lecture, Pityana reportedly said South Africans should take responsibility for the country’s failures because they elected leaders without vision and basic competence. “We must blame nobody but ourselves for […]

SA elected ‘incompetent’ leaders

25 September 2012 6:57

Reverend Barney Pityana has told South Africans to take responsibility for the country’s failures because they elected leaders without vision and basic competence. “We must blame nobody but ourselves for the tragedy of our education system, a collapsing healthcare system, a bloated but inefficient civil service, pervasive crime, and corruption that has become endemic,” Pityana […]

University bosses still rake in millions

21 January 2012 18:49

The heads of the country’s public universities continue to rake in millions of rands in salaries despite government’s promise to cap their pay. Professor Malegapuru Makgoba of the University of KwaZulu-Natal is the highest-paid serving vice-chancellor in the country, with a salary of more than R3.4 million a year. Until his retirement in December 2010, […]

Unisa appoints new pro vice-chancellor

23 November 2010 13:05

The University of SA (Unisa) announced today that Professor Narend Baijnath will take up the post of pro vice-chancellor from the beginning of next year. Baijnath would replace Professor Mandla Makhanya who was appointed to take over the top position of vice-chancellor from the beginning of next year. University spokesperson Doreen Gough in a statement […]

Free tertiary education very possible in SA

11 March 2010 14:41

The South African Students Congress (SASCO) staged a protest march last Friday advocating for free education, in particular at institutions of higher learning. I just wish SASCO could have formed a united front for this particular cause with other student structures, including their rivals on campuses, and external civil society organisations. I take it SASCO […]

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