Fees Must Fall

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....

Book Extract: How the police spied on Fees Must Fall

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw’s new book, The President’s Keepers, contains many explosive revelations about President Jacob Zuma’s ties to underworld figures, his tax returns...

Blade Nzimande At Higher Education: It’s Back To “Square One” For...

NEWS ANALYSIS During the period when Fees Must Fall gripped the South African campuses, then-higher education minister Blade...

Afro-pessimism is the greatest form of Black optimism

Amid debates surrounding the "politics" of fallism, Zama Mthunzi reflects on the confusion surrounding Afro-pessimism. Afro-pessimism has been misconceived as a field of thought that...

If you were arrested during #FeesMustFall you might have a criminal...

People who were arrested during #FeesMustFall protests may be in for a nasty surprise when applying for jobs or international studies if it turns...

All you need to know about NSFAS for 2017

Earlier in January, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) opened a second direct application process to students. This call for applications considers numerous...

Everything you need to know about higher education’s CACH system

The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) system has been pushed by universities and the department of higher education and training (DHET) as the route...

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...

Here’s what students need to know about the law when protesting

Last year, the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) commissioned the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) for a legal opinion on the...

Justice Department Says “No” On Pardons For Fees Must Fall Activists

Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola addressed the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in parliament. He said he had been informed...

We need to talk about the long-term effects of FMF on...

The effects of Fees Must Fall (FMF) protests are long-lasting and damaging to students' mental health and ultimately affect their academic performance. The Socio-Economic Rights...

NSFAS Is On Its Knees

The chairperson of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) Sizwe Nxasana announced on 9 August that he was resigning from the funding body....

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....

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...

On tactics and the future of #FeesMustFall at Wits

As Fees Must Fall protests across South Africa enter their fourth week, there is heightened tensions at Wits University following violent clashes between private...

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...

#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...

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...

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...

Decolonisation must begin at schools

I am a student at the university currently known as Rhodes. Our struggle for decolonisation remains urgent, and unfulfilled. Meanwhile, the struggle for decolonisation...
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