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Higher Education Minister Appoints Sexual Violence In Universities Task Team

Students have been consistently protesting the rampant sexual harassment and violence that takes place at institutions of higher learning. Hoping to address...

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in SA

EXPLAINER Those accused of sexual harassment often deny that the behaviour they’re accused of is sexual harassment. But sexual...

These three universities have been protesting the war on women’s bodies

The national conversation has only recently shifted toward talk about rape culture and violence on women's bodies. This was following the horrific murder of...

We’ve BEEN speaking against violence on womxn’s bodies – is anyone listening?

16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an annual international campaign to raise awareness. It runs from 25 November...

#DecoloniseSchooling: we need to talk about the violence “elite” schools perpetuate

#StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh has reopened a can of worms for many of us who attended private and ex-model C schools. If I’m honest, this was likely...

Being a survivor: coping and healing from sexual assault

On Monday, an anti-rape culture campaign began at Rhodes University. The campaign is part of the larger Unashamed Movement, working in conjunction with Stellenbosch...

Blade Nzimande On NSFAS 2020 Readiness

The minister of higher education, science and technology Blade Nzimande held a press briefing on the opening of financial aid applications for...

What We Learned About Social Justice In Ramadan

COLUMN Social justice is intrinsically linked to the Islamic faith. The Qur’an (3:104) calls on Muslims to “be a...

Blade Nzimande: What His Return Means For Higher Education

The last time he was the higher education (DHET) minister he said “students must fall” and dismissed the student movement. Now Dr....

Women Forward: A Gendered Look At SA Politics

Women Forward (WF) began as a grassroots movement on farmland, planted among women who were marginalised. Domestic workers, farm workers and women...

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...

‘Everything Must Fall’ Gets Fees Must Fall Completely Wrong

The Everything Must Fall documentary creates a single story of the Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement that swept South Africa from 2015-2016. Directed by...

In Defence Of Safe Spaces

Safe spaces are often mocked and misunderstood. Those who are excluded from certain safe spaces feel discriminated against or feel that it is a...

Womxn are not safe, even in activist spaces

Recent revelations of alleged sexual misconduct at civil organisation Equal Education (EE) by three senior male staff members remind us that organisations and movements...

#RUReferenceList And The Fight Against Rape Culture Still Wages On

Two years after the fight against patriarchy, misogyny, and rape culture at universities made headlines, the battle still rages on. Those survivors at Rhodes...

#RhodesWar: University disputes claims that it maliciously excluded anti-rape protestors

The students who were excluded by Rhodes University for participating in the #RUReferenceList protest in 2016 said the university was unjust in its decision...

#FeesMustFall: Wits failed to provide healthcare and police targeted first responders

New report echoes the warnings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry and says police and schools must plan for protests.

Manana supporters: ‘he was provoked as well’

A group of about 50 university students gathered outside the Randburg Magistrate's court on Wednesday to support former deputy minister of higher education, Mduduzi...

Police and higher education ministries hold campus safety summit at UWC

The first School and Campus Safety Summit held at the University of the Western Cape discussed campus crime as well as security issues arising...

Nine ways women can protect themselves from trashy men

Being a woman today is fraught with danger. Rape culture, misogyny, sexism, and the perceived ownership over women's bodies are everywhere. The Daily Vox...
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