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Inclusive higher education in South Africa: not just a policy project but also an ‘ethical project’

By Professor Ruksana Osman, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa As the recent GEM Report paper showed, equitable and affordable higher education remains elusive to the majority of students from working class … Continue reading

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When will they ever learn?

By Ben Hewitt, Director of Campaigns and Communications at Theirworld Denying a child an education does not happen by accident. It is the end result of policy and funding choices made by individuals in positions of power. It is up … Continue reading

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And the winners of our youth photo competition are…

We’re delighted to announce the three winners of the youth photo competition we launched just over a month ago around the themes of Target 4.7 in the new global education goal. Selected from a huge amount of talented submissions, the … Continue reading

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Countries, Experts and Agencies Meet to Measure Progress toward Education 2030

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics Given the time it can take to mobilize around development goals and establish effective monitoring systems to track progress, the 2030 deadline for the achievement of the global goal on … Continue reading

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For Africa to achieve inclusive growth, it will need to learn how to get there

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa is taking place in Durban, South Africa this week under the theme ‘Achieving inclusive growth: responsive and responsible leadership’.  The current prosperity enjoyed by pockets of people around the world – Africa included … Continue reading

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#FeesMustFall: South Africa’s Ongoing Higher Education Crisis

By Dylan Barry, a post-grad physics student at the University of the Witwatersrand. Dylan headed up the #FeesMustFall News Media task team in 2015, and the #FeesMustFall Economic Research task team in 2016 at the University of the Witwatersrand. On … Continue reading

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Growing demand for higher education puts affirmative action in the spotlight

By Michaela Martin and Alexandra Waldhorn, IIEP-UNESCO and Taya Louise Owens, GEM Report UNESCO Affirmative action in higher education is a controversial topic for many. On the one hand, some believe strongly that it is the route to equitable access … Continue reading

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