Fees Must Fall

Six protest songs that are anthems for revolution in SA

The student protests that swept the country this year were punctuated by the singing of struggle songs often older than the students themselves. With...

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...

Free Education at last? President Zuma announces sweeping changes to higher...

A month after the Heher Commission on Free Higher Education released its long awaited report, President Jacob Zuma announced sweeping changes to the higher...

UCT management: Students must protest legally to avoid criminal records

On Thursday morning, students from the University of Cape Town allegedly discarded faeces in one of the university’s science buildings. The UCT Computer Sci Building...

UCT students to host mass meeting on #FeesMustFall

A library on University of Cape Town’s upper campus was shut down and several lectures disrupted on Monday morning. The disruptions were carried out by...

There are some conflicting claims between EFF and Higher Education

The EFF Student Command (EFFSC) met with the department of higher education and training (DHET) on Monday, and released a statement which made several...

10 study tips for exams in the time of #FeesMustFall

While the rest of the country celebrates jacaranda season, university students are reminded of the old saying - “When the jacarandas start blooming, exam...

The media sells black pain: a woman’s experience from #FeesMustFall

The media has been criticised for the way it portrayed students in the #FeesMustFall protests as “ungrateful hooligans” but few have criticised the manner...

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...

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...

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...

Parents of CPUT and UWC students issue statement supporting #FeesMustFall [FULL...

On Sunday, amidst growing tensions between police and protesting students in the Western Cape, parents of students who attend the University of the Western...

10 things we learned from the presentation of the #FeesMustFallReport

Our understanding of #FeesMustFall demands nuance because the movement is not ubiquitous. The Daily Vox saw this when it attended the Centre for the...

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh talks decolonisation, democracy and delusion

Activist, rapper and author Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh spoke to The Daily Vox about his newly released project Democracy and Delusion. The project is two-part: a...

Attacks on citizen rights in SA: Five trends and countrywide threats

From the large city centres to the rural townships, South Africans are witnessing a nationwide crackdown on their civic rights. Citizens’ ability to speak...

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...

All eyes on Wits following a worker’s death during #FeesMustFall protest

Fasiha Hassan, spokesperson for the SRC at Wits University, says students are deeply saddened by the death of a worker during the ongoing protests...

Why are the doors of higher learning still closed to young...

More white and Indian kids are going on to higher education today than 12 years ago, but for black and coloured kids, it’s still...

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...

“The Fall” is a fantasy novel set in the middle of...

Jen Thorpe’s novel The Fall marries fantasy with reality in a fast-paced mashup. We chatted to Thorpe about her inspiration for the...
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