Beyond Fees Must Fall

#FeesMustFall Enters Parliament

The top three political parties competing in the 2019 national elections have all released parliamentary lists, and all three have made important nods to...

KZN: EFF, Sasco Battles Distract As Students Protest

As student protests continue in KwaZulu Natal, in the background a game is playing out between competing student leadership organisations. The South African Students...

Students Are Walking From Cape Town To Pretoria For Access To...

A group of 13 people, including a pastor, a lawyer, and members of the University of Pretoria (UP) student representative council and other students,...

FMF 3.0: How Free Education Promises Fuelled The 2019 Protests

NEWS ANALYSIS It's only March 2019 but there have already been no fewer than 10 students protests at campuses around South Africa just this year....

Students Are Not “Committing Suicide”, Universities Are Killing Us

COMMENT I first went into a psychiatric ward when I was eighteen. I struggled with serious depression and had attempted suicide. At that age I...

What You Need To Know About The #TUTShutdown

All nine campuses of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have been closed since March 4.  The shutdown comes after weeks of student protests...

Rebels & Rage: How Adam Habib Saw #FeesMustFall

The Fees Must Fall (FMF) protests that seized South Africa from 2015-2016 were a right mess. On the one hand students were protesting for...

Extract: Adam Habib On How #FMF Peace Talks Broke Down

October 2016 was a tense moment for Fees Must Fall. Students were protesting, police were making arrests, and universities were burning. Various peace talks...

What Is The Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund That AKA Donated R100k...

Earlier in February, the rapper AKA donated R100,000 to the Wits University Humanitarian Fund. With the national student funding crisis which led to a...

UKZN: Poor Black Students Still Face Harsh Discrimination

"We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe." - Frantz FanonFanon tells us that we revolt simply because we...

Students Stranded In Durban After MUT Shuts

“I sent my kids to the university to study, and not come home in a coffin. After witnessing harsh treatment of students in one...

MUT Students Force Campus Shutdown

“I come from a family of 16 members and we all depend on my grandmother's pension. I'm frustrated because the same allowance I'm waiting...

DUT Shooting: EFF Threatens To Pay Private Hospitals A Visit

At the memorial service of the Durban University of Technology student who was shot and killed by private security last week during a protest,...

Free Education: Students Realise They Were Duped

I remember the day that Jacob Zuma announced fully subsidised free education. There was a mixture of excitement and confusion on social media, but...

SA Union Of Students Calls For Shutdown Of All Universities

The South African Union of Students (SAUS) has called for a national shutdown of the higher education sector. The shutdown is to “agitate the...

Nsfas, Accommodation Protests Spread To UJ

Students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have joined the spurt of student protests that have flared up this week. Students, supported by their...

Harassment, Scuffles Break Out At Wits Hunger Strike

The situation at Wits University is tense on Tuesday morning. There have been clashes between students and private security in Solomon House where students...

MUT: Students Blame SRCs For Campus Violence

Students at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in Durban have blamed student leaders for ignoring their concerns - as three higher education institutions in...

Fees Must Fall’s Bonginkosi Khanyile Vows To Continue Fighting After Sentencing

On Monday, Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile has been sentenced to three years house arrest under correctional services supervision and ordered to pay...

Nsfas Finally Scraps Unpopular SBux System

The Student Representative Council (SRC) at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) says it is relieved that a series of protests over the sBux...
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