Fees Must Fall

Special editorial: the state of Fees Must Fall – 2016 edition

Last year this time, the Fees Must Fall movement was gaining momentum, barrelling towards a triumphant mass march on the Union Buildings, where it...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Magistrate Denies Kanya Cekeshe Bail, Leave To Appeal Conviction

“Why is the state hell-bent on keeping Cekeshe in jail,” asked Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi. It was a packed court at the Johannesburg...

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....

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...

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...

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...

The return of Rhodes University’s Minimal Initial Payment sparks outrage

Rhodes University students were unhappy after the university announced the return of the Minimum Initial Payment (MIP) or Initial Fee Payment (IFP) for 2018....

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...

Walter Sisulu Uni Refutes Terrible Living Conditions Claims

Some Walter Sisulu University students at the Ibika Campus in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, say the living conditions in their residences are appalling. They claim...

Academic activities suspended at WSU, DUT over registration fees and accommodation...

Walter Sisulu University The East London and Mthatha campuses of Walter Sisulu University (WSU) have suspended academic activities and registration processes until further notice. Deputy...

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...

How Zuma’s free education plan will affect NSFAS and universities in...

President Jacob Zuma’s sudden announcement of a new free higher education policy came as a surprise, not the least because it came just as...

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...
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