Fees Must Fall

Why I Made Everything Must Fall – Rehad Desai

Rehad Desai is well known for his socio-political documentaries. The director presented us with Miners Shot Down which tracked what transpired between...

Decolonised Education Means Giving Poor Students Fair Use Of Textbooks

We need to update our copyright laws to allow poor students fair use rights of textbooks, which remain prohibitively expensive for most, writes THABISO...

PYA Reclaim Wits And EFF Tentatively Take UJ in 2018-2019 Student...

Student politics is especially thrilling this year, in anticipation of the 2019 national elections. University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and University of Johannesburg (UJ) students...

The Support For Mcebo Dlamini’s Youth League Candidacy Is Gendered

Former Fees Must Fall (FMF) activist and student leader Mcebo Dlamini will contest for the position of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) presidency...

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...

DUT’s New SRC Meets Old SBux Struggle

On Monday, the newly elected student representative council (SRC) at the Durban University of Technology forged ahead the S-Bux struggle in a protest that...

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...

SA Students: “Grant FMF Activists Blanket Amnesty”

It's been almost a year since then-president Jacob Zuma announced free tertiary education, legitimising the call of South African students. However, a number of...

FMF Activist Calls For Fees Must Fall TRC, All Protest-Related Charges...

During the 2015 and 2016 Fees Must Fall (FMF) protests, many student activists were charged with public violence and destruction of property....

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....

Univen Students Shutdown Campus Over NSFAS Problems

The shutdown at the University of Venda (Univen) continues even as the university announces academic activities will resume August 13. For the past week...

UCT BAC Demands Thorough Investigation Into Prof Mayosi’s Death

On Friday, the University of Cape Town announced that they were in the process of an inquiry into the death of the dean of...

UCT Vice Chancellor: #FeesMustFall Not To Blame For Prof Mayosi’s Death

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, the vice chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Tuesday clarified her position on the death of the health...

UCT Fallists Respond to VC Phakeng

"We asked if Mr Mayosi has a history of depression and they said he didn't until 2016. That day he was called a coconut....

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...

A Luta Continua: Youth Day Is Futile For Young South Africans

The class of 1976 have inspired many uprisings and protests from what many people have termed "born frees". These youngsters have challenged our democracy...

On Graduate Unemployment: “We Were Promised That Education Would Free Us...

Thousands of recent graduates in South Africa are stuck in the rut of unemployment despite the thousands they pumped into their educations. They are...

High Court Ruling Forces NSFAS To Inform Students About Applications

On Tuesday, the High Court in Grahamstown ordered the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to communicate a decision to a Rhodes University student...

DUT Strike: “We Do Want To Go Back To Work…”

On Tuesday, 27 February, the deputy minister for higher education and training  Buti Manamela met with the Durban University of Technology (DUT) management as...

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...
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