Fees Must Fall

“#FeesMustFall has shown us the power of the youth”

President Jacob Zuma announced a freeze on fee increases at South African higher education institutions on Friday. And as student movements across the country...

#FeesMustFall: UCT slaps protestors with court interdict

The University of Cape Town was on Monday afternoon granted a court interdict preventing student protestors from "disrupting or otherwise interfering in any way...

DUT Strike Impasse Reaches 5th Week

After four days of mediation before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitrary (CCMA), the industrial action at the Durban University of Technology (DUT)...

“Zuma’s free education plan impossible to implement” – analysts

On Saturday the presidency announced its resolutions on the funding of the higher education and training sector. It called for what is essentially a...

Student Leaders On How Robert Sobukwe Influenced Fees Must Fall

The 27th of February marks 40 years since the death of Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) founder Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. He was originally...

There’s a world of difference between being offensive and being oppressive

As debate, not all of it polite, or cogent, rages on about Ntokozo Qwabe's refusal to tip a white waitress at Obz Cafe in...

Student activist Fasiha Hassan drops bars at Cape Town Kathrada memorial

On Thursday 6 April, a memorial service was held for struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada at St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town. One of the...

The new ANC top six in a dilemma with Zuma’s free...

On Monday night, the African National Congress (ANC) finally concluded the election of the party top six. Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president of South...

What we need to keep the #FeesMustFall movement alive

Movements are sustained upsurges of people against X. The key word here is "sustained". Will there even be a Fees Must Fall movement by February...

Zuma’s free education announcement cautiously welcomed by student leaders

On Saturday, the Presidency announced a new higher education policy, which promised free education for TVET students, and a wide-ranging grant system for poor...

Black Twitter trolled the EFF with #EFFFacts and it’s excellent

Black Twitter went after the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with #EFFFacts - exaggerating the role the party has played in South African and even...

#FreshersAdvice: Your Complete Guide To South African Universities, Part 2

It's a new academic year and thousands of undergrads will be registering for their first year at university. It's a whole other...

What are students demanding from #FeesMustFall?

Students around the country have taken to campuses and the streets to call for free education. However, student groups at different universities are not united...

Political Parties Weigh In On The Fees Must Fall Amnesty Debate

Political parties debated the call for blanket amnesty for #FeesMustFall (FMF) activists at a National Assembly plenary sitting. In spite of the announcement of...

USAf CEO: the new funding system for higher education is a...

President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of free education does not mean that South African tertiary students have free education, but it does make education more...

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...

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...

Government has no plan for student historical debt – yet

The free education plan that is expected to come into full effect this year was another major victory for the Fees Must Fall movement....

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...

Disappointed but not surprised: the shortcomings of the Fees Commission report

The Fees Must Fall movement emerged in 2015 through university students who felt that higher education was an inalienable right no one should pay...
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