Articles tagged with: higher education

14December

EVENT: Annual Survey Of Philanthropy In Higher Education 2015 Findings Presentation

EVENT: Annual Survey Of Philanthropy In Higher Education 2015 Findings Presentation

Inyathelo invites you to a presentation on the Findings for the 2016 ASPIHE Report based on 2015 data. The initiative introduces a robust mechanism for collecting reliable and consistent data making it increasingly possible to discern and analyse trends in philanthropic income to universities.

Download The 2015 ASPIHE report.

06August

Inyathelo Advancement Academy: Advancement tools and practices for NPOs and HEIs

Inyathelo Advancement Academy: Advancement tools and practices for NPOs and HEIs

Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement is hosting two Advancement Academies in Cape Town in September: the first on 1 and 2 September is for non-profit organisations; and the second, on 2 and 3 September, is aimed at higher education institutions.

25May

Low retention rates at SA universities

Low retention rates at SA universities

Some key numbers regarding the drop-out rate at South African universities:

  • SA universities can accommodate only 18% of South African matriculants.
  • Of those 18%, nearly half (47%) will drop out
  • If distance learning is taken into account, that figure rises to 68%
06March

2014 Inyathelo Leadership Symposium: Blind Spots and Bright Lights

Central to Inyathelo’s work is building and sharing new local knowledge through top-quality research publications. Our latest report focusses on the learnings from the 2014 Inyathelo Leadership Symposium which was undertaken in partnership with the Private Philanthropy Circle, a network of local and international philanthropic foundations that make grants in South Africa.  All of Inyathelo’s research reports are available for free download. 

Download: 2014 Inyathelo Leadership Symposium: Blind Spots and Bright Lights.

26February

Finance Minister announces increased funding to National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Finance Minister announces increased funding to National Student Financial Aid Scheme

During his first Budget Speech in Parliament on Wednesday, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced a R2.7bn funding increase to the National Student Financing Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

19February

UWC announces the Brian O’Connell African Scholar Fund​

UWC announces the Brian O’Connell African Scholar Fund​

A new fund launched by The Atlantic Philanthropies and The Kresge Foundation aims to inspire a new generation of South African scientists, while further establishing the University of the Western Cape as a leading research centre.

03November

Institutional Advancement success: Wits receives R100 million donation

Institutional Advancement success: Wits receives R100 million donation

By Khairoonisa Foflonker, Programme Co-ordinator at Inyathelo

21May

New Report: Student Access and Success: Issues and Interventions in South African Universities.

The South African Institute for Advancement has published a comprehensive new report into the key access and success challenges facing public higher education in South Africa.