University of Cape Town

South Africa's unemployment rate hit a new high of 34.9% in the third quarter of 2021 and it has been reported that 1.2 million graduates are currently unemployed. This hits beyond the crisis level, let’s see what experts have to see about this.


Covid-19 has undoubtedly presented the biggest disruptions to Higher Education institutions in recent times but how broad is the impact? HigherHealth CEO has discussed what this could mean for tertiary students in 2022.

The University of Limpopo has officially reopened today which means that students are welcome to register now. Registration dates are available for new, returning undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Students will soon be returning to their respective campuses for the 2022 academic year. The past two years of learning were not easy for students and this is one of many issues that a student union is concerned about as students are expected to be on campus soon.


As the academic year starts, many prospective students are a bundle of nerves as there’s a lot on their plate such as choosing an academic path, surviving once they've registered at university and even the wait for matric results can be nerve-wracking. Here are some tips that will come in handy in your first year of study.


As we start the year, many matriculants will be flocking to places of higher learning. The prospective students’ decision is influenced by a number of things and it's easy for things to go pear-shaped if you don’t choose wisely.


A large number of matriculants may find themselves unable to enrol in many of the country's public universities next year, as they continuously struggle to keep up with the demand for placements due to lack of space. Here are some alternative options which students may have to consider to counter this problem.



The Covid pandemic has brought about so many changes to most, if not all, institutions of higher learning. Universities and relevant stakeholders are now having plans in place, preparing for the academic year ahead.

In the past, statistics have proven that South Africa has a shortage of doctors and nurses. The Nelson Mandela Medical School is here to address the issue at hand by introducing their NMU Medical School. 

Stellenbosch University has introduced a new policy for the next academic year. This comes after 15 months of discussions and consultations.


A new chancellor at the University of Mpumalanga has taken over from President Cyril Ramaphosa. An inauguration was recently held at the university's main campus. 

A cluster Covid-19 outbreak at TUT was a great concern, as this led to the spike of Covid cases in the Tshwane region. Institutions of higher learning have plans in place to break the chain of transmission and prepare for the next academic year.

In the past, we have seen to which extent student protests affect all the parties involved. A significant example is what transpired in most universities during the #FeesMustFall era. South African Union of Students has been engaging with universities about the 2022 academic year.

Student Representatives argue that there wasn't much student communication in relation to making the vaccine mandatory. Is this a final decision from the University of Johannesburg?

Have you missed the university application dates for 2022 due to some unforeseen or unfortunate circumstances? Well in this article we will give some advice on what you can do.


The University of Cape Town Senate has voted for the mandatory vaccination of students and staff from January 2022.

As part of its efforts to engage its staff and students on the issue of mandatory vaccines, the University of Cape Town held two events this past week to discuss mandatory vaccines. 

VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng has released a statement to update all on their progress of recovery from the damage across UCT caused by the fire on 18 April 2021.

There are a variety of public tertiary institutions in South Africa that offer the opportunity for students to pursue a degree in Psychology. Studying a degree in Psychology will differ depending on various tertiary institutions and the type of Psychology specialisation that a student would like to pursue.

The National Lotteries Commission has donated R4 million in funds to the University of Cape Town. This comes after the university was affected by wildfires that blazed throughout the city's Table Mountain in April.