Nelson Mandela revisits his prison cell on Robben Island in 1994, four years after his release from prison.
Celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela
UCT Libraries celebrate the extraordinary life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, affectionately known as 'Madiba'. The Libraries hold many unique photographs, films, and documents relating to the life and struggles of Nelson Mandela. As a tribute to...
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Thursday, 27 October 2016
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Statistics South Africa has released the Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2015 report "which shows that between 2009 and 2015 employment increased from 14,2 million to 15,7 million. This rise, however, did not keep pace with the increase in the working age population and as such the absorption rate, at 43,7% in 2015 was still 2,2 percentage points below the 2008 pre-recessionary high."

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:45
Funding higher education 2015 diagram

"Higher education institutions depend mostly on government grants and tuitions fees for income, according to data from Stats SA’s latest Financial statistics of higher education institutions report. Of the R63 billion received as income by higher education institutions in 2015, 43% was sourced from government, 34% from tuition fees, 6% from donations and the remaining 17% from other sources, such as investments." Source: How important are student fees?

According to the Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla: “We’re spending money on students that do not succeed and that’s what making the system more expensive.”


Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:30
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The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) invites comments on the Vision 2050 Discussion Document. "To  ensure  sustainable  and  affordable  food  security,  the  ARC  has  defined  the  following  as  being  the   change  imperative  for  agriculture  in  South  Africa,  leading  up  to  the  year  2050:   'South  Africa’s  population  will  increase  substantially  leading  to  2050  resulting  in  an  increase  in  the   demand   for   agriculture   products.   Compromised   food   security   and   food   safety   could   impact   on   public  welfare   and   socio-­‐political   stability.  The  mix   of   food   supply  will   change   to  meet   changing   dietary  requirements,  consumer  preferences  and  affordability.'"

Publication Date:
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 15:00
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SALGA in collaboration with the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) has released a study titled Costing of Municipal Services to Inform DORA Allocations: Final Report. They "developed an approach for estimating the cost of providing basic services to poor households and amongst many the results this project show that administrative costs associated with providing basic services are significantly high in many municipalities."

Publication Date:
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 14:30