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On standards or conventions specific to South Africa's higher education system.

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What to include in an “explanation letter” after being falsely accused of cheating? [closed]

I am a student at a university in South Africa. 300 out of the 400 students in my class, including me, were recently accused of cheating by receiving a paper before an exam. We were given the letters ...
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Which authority regulates the conferring of degrees in South Africa?

In South Africa, is there a body that regulates the institutions that are permitted to confer degrees? If so, what is this entity? Does it regulate: The ability to confer academic degrees? Which ...
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Query on UK visa options for South African postdoc at Birkbeck University funded by a South African organisation

I am from South Africa, and have been awarded a freestanding post-doctoral fellowship award that I am expected to take up at Birkbeck University in London. The fellowship award is from a South African ...
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What is the status/reputation of the University of South Africa (UNISA)? [closed]

I would like to follow PhD studies in my field of Computer Science. The problem is that I have to work in my native country. I have read that this university, UNISA, is known because of their online ...