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A huge increase in new education students at SA universities

For the first time in years South African universities are experiencing a marked increase in the number of students wanting to become teachers.

Universities showing a marked increase in student numbers from last year included the University of Pretoria from 789 to 1224; the University of KwaZulu-Natal from 548 to 701; Wits University from 400 to 520; the University of Johannesburg from 213 to 330 and Stellenbosch University from 571 to 637; with the University of the Free State taking in an extra 28 from 410 last year.

To read more go to the Sunday Times article by Clicking Here!

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Top South African Journals to go open access

A new project modelled on the Brazil-based Scientific Electronic Online Library (SciELO),  aims to put African research on the map by providing free access to a range of South Africa’s top academic journals. The South African Journal of Science will lead the way, becoming the first high profile open access journal by the end of March.

Robin Crewe of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSA), the publisher of the journal, announced the project at the African Science Communication Conference in Johannesburg last month.

To read more got to the article on University World News by Clicking Here!