Fees Must Fall

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 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...

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...

UKZN: No Money To Fund All Students

In spite of an agreement between the management of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and students meant to halt a new spate of protests at...

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...

How Serious Is The Government’s Plan For Free Education?

When former president Jacob Zuma announced the government's plan for free higher education in 2017, the hope and relief were palpable. It all came...

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...

Government Must Force Universities To Transform

It's been 22 years since the passing of Higher Education Act, Act 101 of 1997 and Education White Paper 3: A Programme for the...

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...

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...

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...

Why I Made Everything Must Fall – Rehad Desai

Rehad Desai is well known for his socio-political documentaries. The director presented us with Miners Shot Down which tracked what transpired between miners and...

Decolonised Education Means Giving Poor Students Fair Use Of Textbooks

We need to update our copyright laws to allow poor students fair use rights of textbooks, which remain prohibitively expensive for most, writes THABISO...

PYA Reclaim Wits And EFF Tentatively Take UJ in 2018-2019 Student...

Student politics is especially thrilling this year, in anticipation of the 2019 national elections. University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and University of Johannesburg (UJ) students...

The Support For Mcebo Dlamini’s Youth League Candidacy Is Gendered

Former Fees Must Fall (FMF) activist and student leader Mcebo Dlamini will contest for the position of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) presidency...

FMF Leaders Question The Ethics Of Fasiha Hassan Accepting International Peace...

Former student leader and current member of African National Congress (ANC) communication team Fasiha Hassan has been awarded the Student Peace Prize (SPP) for...
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