Fees Must Fall

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....

University of Pretoria issues tender calling for private security on campus

The University of Pretoria (UP) is advertising a tender calling for the provision of “ad hoc crowd control services” on all campuses of the...

In pictures: #FeesMustFall protestors clash with police outside Parliament

Hundreds of protestors from the University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the University of the Western Cape participated in...

Beyond FMF: The Self-Funders and Sole Breadwinners

South Africa’s higher education sector has been rocked over the last two years as the Fees Must Fall protests at universities, colleges and technikons...

#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...

Student rage and the battle for transformation at SA’s universities

Black students at a number of former white universities in South Africa have started one of the most necessary youth conversations in a long...

Keep calm and let the students disrupt injustice: a response to...

As township struggle seeps into elite spaces such as the university, many privileged academics and university managers have become terrified of what they perceive...

Can the University of Pretoria compel students not to protest this...

Students at the University of Pretoria who have criminal cases pending against them regarding the #FeesMustFall protests last year have been blocked from registering for the...

#FeesMustFall and how it showcased Indian South African privilege

Apartheid paradigms of race and class still cast a shadow over certain segments of the South African, Indian, Muslim community, and the Fees Must...

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...

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...

Free higher education is not a universal right

The 2017 university year is beginning in earnest. The spectre of continued #FeesMustFall (#FMF) movement activity, in spite of evident attrition, political party capture,...

UCT granted interdict against disruptions, classes to resume from Wednesday

On Monday the University of Cape Town was granted an interim interdict by the Western Cape High Court against the disruption of university activities....

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...

Ripples from San Juan: Fighting against austerity and modern-day colonialism

As word of an indefinite strike at the University of Puerto Rico over austerity plans breaks international media headlines, one cannot help but read...

Beyond FMF: Pulling families out of poverty

South Africa’s higher education sector has been rocked over the last two years as the Fees Must Fall protests at universities, colleges and technikons...

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 Real Price Of A Degree: The Untold Story Of Financially...

AS TOLD TO Author and masters candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Thuthukani Nkosi will be publishing his book...

Med students at University of Zimbabwe evicted for protesting 100% fee...

Hundreds of protesting medical students brought the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to a standstill last week as they demonstrated against a fee hike that...

The Fees Commission’s income contingent loans explained

University students have been protesting for free, decommodified and decolonised education since 2015. In January 2016, President Jacob Zuma in January 2016 commissioned an...
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