Fees Must Fall

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...

#FreshersAdvice: Your complete guide to South African Universities, Part I

Everything about starting university is daunting: the size of the campuses, the people, the work and the fees. Luckily, seniors have your...

What Adam Habib forgets about his time as a student activist

Adam Habib recently penned an open letter to academics concerned about security measures taken at Wits University over the past week. HEINRICH BÖHMKE reminds us of...

Discord at Higher Education National Convention results in postponement of event

There were scenes of pandemonium at the opening of the Higher Education National Convention that took place in Midrand on Saturday. After a number...

#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...

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...

Dear Adam Habib, I’m sorry some tweets hurt your feelings

Dear Professor Habib Twitter is an interesting platform. It allows a university, such as yours, to communicate with students in a slightly more casual way...

UFS withdraws private security, CPUT justifies it, and UCT heads to...

#FeesMustFall protests continued at the University of the Free State (UFS), University of Cape Town (UCT), and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). While...

#FeesMustFall: A tale of two Witses – one for the rich,...

Wits University is made up of two separate and distinct universities - one for the rich and another for the poor - and university...

Saftu still awaiting permission for a November general strike

Cosatu embarked on a national strike on Wednesday to protest corruption and state capture. The recently formed South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu)...

Professor Phakeng: “That day he was called a sellout. He just...

Following the death of University of Cape Town (UCT) health dean and world-class cardiology researcher, Professor Bongani Mayosi, allegations have emerged that the Fees...

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...

It is the system itself that is violent

Sam Van Heerden says that if we do not see the hypocrisy in raging against damage done to property while being wholly indifferent to the...

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...

Students Are Not “Committing Suicide”, Universities Are Killing Us

COMMENT I first went into a psychiatric ward when I was eighteen. I struggled with serious depression and had attempted suicide. At that age I...

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...

An open letter to UJ Vice Chancellor Ihron Rensburg

A University of Johannesburg (UJ) student was shot and killed by a security guard at an accredited residence on Saturday. Students link the killing...

President Zuma leaves out Pravin from a task team to deal...

In a statement released by The Presidency on Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma announced the establishment of  a Ministerial Task Team to resolve the current...

We need to be asking why people burn shit down

JARED SACKS asks us to suspend our anger, judgement and moralising over the burning of property at UKZN this week, and ask why someone...

Should NgÅ©gÄ© wa Thiong’o have asked white people to leave his...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is one of Africa’s most influential and celebrated scholars of decolonialism. His series of public lectures taking place at universities around...
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